Saturday, February 9, 2013

Quick Hit: Ichiro, the Cher/Madonna/Prince, well maybe not Prince, of Baseball

So I received a small stack of 2012 Topps the other day. It was a trade I did through "The Bench". (Great trading site btw).  I'm looking through the cards and this one jumps out at me.

I'm looking at the "name plate", for lack of a better term, and think, Oh look, an error, no last name.  So after a little research, I see that the 2012 Ichiro Topps out there, don't have a last name.   As I write this, I'm looking at his uniform, and the back says ICHIRO, shouldn't it say SUZUKI?  After all, it is his last name.

I guess the only other players that would qualify for this honor would have to be Superstars, say Pujols, Jeter.  But I've never really heard of anyone just using those players first name.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2013 Topps Toys R Us


Been very remiss in posting.  I'm sure not too many people are shedding tears over it.

Anyway, as you all know the 2013's are out.  I stopped by TRU to see if they had any "special" cards as in years past.

So I see this

As you can see, the top right corner is the tease.  "3 Exclusive Inserts Inside, Complete The Entire Set".  So I'm hoping it will be something like the purple diamonds from two years ago.


These again, ugh.  I call deceptive advertising.  These aren't inserts they're parallels, and there is no way on God's green earth that anyone will try and complete this set.  With only three in a pack and a pack price of $2.99, it's just not going to happen.

If anyone wants them, I'd be happy to trade them.