A little while ago I bought into another one of Topps internet ideas. On some level, I feel like a sucker, but I do think these things are pretty cool.
Last year, Topps started generating various 5 x 7 sets with a throwback theme. These are usually numbered between 50 and 199, with a couple of rarer (1/1) variations available. I bought the set of the 1990 Reds and one that has Ken Griffey Jr’s full run of Topps cards. I think they typically run $19.99 for the cheaper stuff.
This year, they came out with Topps Now, which is a real-time effort at producing season highlight cards. Each day, they pick a few highlights from the day before and memorialize them on a card. You have 24 hours to buy the card, and however many orders come in are the number printed. It’s $9.99 per card, including shipping, or $29.99 for 5 cards (you can’t mix and match cards of a given day). I bought the first Reds card available and then bought a card if Ichiro passing Pete Rose for the most hist as a professional. And I’m also gonna buy an Ichiro 3K card on eBay (I missed the Topps Now day) when I get around to it.
Next up, Topps started doing Throwback Thursday. It’s a neat idea – once a week, they pick out an old set, then they do 6 cards of players and throw them on that set design. They have been doing it for quite a while now. I bought a set the 2nd week, which was done in the design of the 1955 Bowman “TV” set. It’s pretty neat, and in all honesty, doing a set like this once a week is better than doing 4 to 6 cards a day for Topps Now.
Here’s the set. I actually bought 3, 1 to keep and 2 for speculative purposes because it’s only a bit more to get the 2 more sets.
I am also piecing together the Griffey / Piazza Hall of Fame set that came.