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cbware88
post Jul 14 2010, 12:32 PM
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I found this article while reading blogs:

As if the Topps Stephen Strasburg "scandal" couldn't get any worse. It was confirmed by Topps on their "Million Card Scam, errr..., Giveaway" facebook page that all 2010 Topps Baseball factory sets will have a Stephen Strasburg pseudo-rookie card and that card will be numbered 661 in the set.

Unlike the card available on the Million Card Slot Machine, errr..., Giveaway website (a grand total of 37 have been unlocked in the first 24 hours) this one will have a different photo on the front and different text on the back.

But it will still be numbered card #661 in the 2010 Topps Baseball set.

If you had known before the season that Stephen Strasburg's 2010 Topps card would be available only in factory sets, or on a glorified video poker machine, would you have built your set through packs?

Are any of you going to buy packs of 2011 Topps? Or 2012?



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post Jul 15 2010, 12:14 AM
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Sigh... this is what the hobby has come to? I remember buying packs of 1980 Topps as a kid trying to get a Rickey Henderson rookie card... at least I had a shot. Any kid wanting a Strasburg rookie isn't going to get one from a pack... so why buy?

IMO, this is the kind of thing that hurts the industry, not helps it....


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post Jul 15 2010, 09:07 AM
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QUOTE(Tarasadie17 @ Jul 15 2010, 12:14 AM)
Sigh... this is what the hobby has come to? I remember buying packs of 1980 Topps as a kid trying to get a Rickey Henderson rookie card... at least I had a shot. Any kid wanting a Strasburg rookie isn't going to get one from a pack... so why buy?

IMO, this is the kind of thing that hurts the industry, not helps it....
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I fully agree............I would have bought a couple of packs of Bowman (I usually don't because I don't like the product) just for a chance at a Strasburg. Now; I don't have a snowballs chance in Hellman's mayonaise...... mad.gif



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post Jul 15 2010, 09:46 AM
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Every company it riding the almighty "Strasburg" band wagon! They are all using him to sell there stuff, and will continue until they milk it dry! Why not UD did it with Lebron and Jordan for years!


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post Jul 15 2010, 09:52 AM
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I bought a pack of UpperDeck at Wally-world the other day and it had a sticker on it that read, "Open for a chance at a Strasburg card". If I get a chance later, I'll put a link to my YouTube video........



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post Jul 15 2010, 10:09 AM
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I have seen those at wally world! Wonder what the card is???


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post Jul 15 2010, 10:37 AM
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I found what the card is! I look like a bum in this pic, non shaved, and in a cardinals hat and shirt? I don't care for baseball! blink.gif laugh.gif tongue.gif


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2009 UD Series 2 has a GU auto #-595 i think or some weird number


those stickers were NOT put on by upper deck beucase when those products were shipped last year they did not have them



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post Jul 15 2010, 12:26 PM
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QUOTE(edgerrin32 @ Jul 15 2010, 10:37 AM)
I found what the card is! I look like a bum in this pic, non shaved, and in a cardinals hat and shirt? I don't care for baseball! blink.gif  laugh.gif  tongue.gif
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laugh.gif laugh.gif Sounds good.......I think I have a few HUNDRED Mark Prior cards sitting around somewhere.



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This isn't really a scandal in my opinion. Topps never claimed that Strasburg was available in Series 1 or 2 - only in the upcoming Topps Update.

Topps really did nothing wrong. Strasburg was available in their Bowman product, and will be inserted into 2010 Topps Updates and Highlights.


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QUOTE(cbware88 @ Jul 15 2010, 12:26 PM)
laugh.gif  laugh.gif Sounds good.......I think I have a few HUNDRED Mark Prior cards sitting around somewhere.
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laugh.gif laugh.gif I have a auto 16x20! I really like his auto it smooth! cool.gif But I need to sell it. sad.gif


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-Any checklist that has Edgerrin or Javarris James name on it!
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This has been posted on the Topps official fan page:

To celebrate MLB Rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg's major league debut, The Topps Company, Inc., the exclusive producer of Major League Baseball trading cards, has announced that Strasburg's first ever MLB rookie card will be made available exclusively online via www.toppsmillion.com immediately following his first pitch in the big leagues.

In an effort to capture this special moment in a timely fashion and give sports fans around the world an opportunity to collect this treasured card, during Strasburg's very first MLB game on June 8, collectors visiting www.toppsmillion.com with a code card found in Topps Series 1 or Topps Series 2 baseball will have a chance to unlock this special card. Strasburg's Topps rookie card will contain the photo of his very first pitch in the Major Leagues and will be issued in very limited quantities.

"Topps has a long history of creating memorable and valuable cards featuring the games great rookie stars, from Mickey Mantle to Nolan Ryan to Cal Ripken, Jr. to Albert Pujols. We expect Stephen Strasburg's rookie card to follow in similar fashion", said Warren Friss, Topps GM of Sports & Entertainment. "Our enormously successful online Million Card Giveaway provides us a unique platform to capture and deliver Stephen's first MLB rookie card in an unprecedented and incredibly timely fashion. Before Stephen even hits the showers, the very first Strasburg rookie card will likely be owned by at least one lucky collector."

Last year Topps announced an exclusive multi-year deal with Strasburg granting Topps exclusive rights for autographed cards, game-used memorabilia cards and the use of Strasburg's image on packaging and advertising. Topps will also offer a limited edition line of autographed memorabilia items.

In addition, Strasburg rookie cards will appear in the remainder of Topps 2010 baseball products starting with the release of Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball.

Topps is the first exclusive baseball card company of Major League Baseball in nearly 30 years. The company looks to expand its ongoing efforts to invigorate the category, continue launching ground-breaking products, improve the retail and collecting experience and make cards more relevant to children and young adults.






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i do not see this as a big deal and i see no reason to make it one.

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post Jul 19 2010, 09:05 AM
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QUOTE(Derek4484 @ Jul 17 2010, 01:19 PM)
i do not see this as a big deal and i see no reason to make it one.
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huh.gif WOW.......don't hold back buddy, Let us know how you REALLY feel.



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