Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hair raising pull - HONEST! (As in Honest Abe...)

Could imagine opening a pack of cards and pulling this from a pack???


Unfortunately for me, I was not the one that did. However, looking at this card has made me begin to wonder the future of these so called "hair" cards. With the release of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter, I am beginning to wonder if the influx of more hair cards (Bigfoot, the horse Archie Bunker, and others) which are mainly gimmick cards will destroy the value of these types of cards in the future. I know the purpose of creating these types of gimmick cards such as the Loch Ness Monster, Unicorn, the Invisible Man, etc. is to create some buzz but come on Topps! It does not cost anything to make these! Think of the money that Topps is saving by not having to pay for Hall of Fame autographs! The same thing occurred with 2009 Topps Heritage. The buzz was created behind 7 super short printed cards. I would love for the return of quality autographs such as Willie Mays and Hank Aaron!!

What does everyone else think???

I would be curious to know!

Craig in Texas


JD's Daddy said...

I LOVE the fact that you get free shipping with your purchase! What a guy.

Nice review of the product, by the way. I pulled one of those hand-numbered mini's and your site helped me figure out its rarity. If you ever want to trade for that Masterson, let me know.

Chris said...

Don't knock the Invisible Man. If a team would just give him a chance, he would lead the majors in steals. Guaranteed.