Thursday, March 22, 2007

1st Impressions: Topps Moments and Milestones


Ladies and Gentlemen: We have a winnah!


Yes, I'm calling my shot now. When all is said and done, Topps Moments and Milestones will be the worst product of 2007. Not only that, it may finally snatch the title of "Worst Product of the Decade" away from 2001 Donruss. Yes folks, it's that awful.


With TM&M, Topps is taking the "mirror" card to the "next level," and by that I mean to a level bordering on self-parody.


To give you an example, there will be 364 different variations of Randy Johnson's base card -- one for each of his strikeouts during his '99 season. Just like with the Barry Bonds and Mickey Mantle inserts (the worst inserts of 2006), all of them look virtualy identical with the exception of a foil-stamped number, and some minor details regarding that specific strikeout. There will be a grand total of 12,475 variations of the 193-card base set, with many of the same players on multiple mirrored cards.


Oh yeah, one other thing: Each base set card is serial numbered to only 199 copies. So even if you actually wanted to collect all 364 different variations of Randy Johnson's card, you probably won't be able to. Oh, and don't forget the one-per-pack parallel numbered to 40!


7 comments:

Bryan said...

Boo Topps!!! Bring back Allen & Ginter for 2007 instead of this filler!

Anonymous said...

yeah, this looks like a must avoid product....Topps this isn't the road you want to go down - confuse and frustrate the #$#$% out of your customers....why not just put together a meaningless base set and load up on lottery pull multi sig/game used inserts? At least then people know why they are buying the product....

Anonymous said...

follow-up II

MLB should seriously consider limiting the number of 'brands' that Topps and UD can release to 3-4 per year....

Joey said...

Count me out on this one too. Just like they reduced the manufacturers last year, I too think they should reduce the number of offerings by Topps and UpperDeck.

bailorg said...

Overblown stuff like this set and the no effort stuff like 2007 Fleer make me wish there were three licensed card companies only allowed to release 5 or so products a year.

Chris Harris said...

why not just put together a meaningless base set and load up on lottery pull multi sig/game used inserts? At least then people know why they are buying the product....

Topps already has you covered there with Triple Threads -- which is coming out just before TM&M.

Anonymous said...

Worst product ever from the 2nd worst company ever!

Should have been Topps & Upper Deck that had their liscenses revoked. They both put out nothing but overpriced garbage anyway. Atleast with Donruss & Fleer you got your money's worth from a box.