Friday, January 16, 2009

Guess That Gimmick!

We're just a few weeks away from the first series of 2009 Topps baseball. And we all know what that means....

So what do you say we have some fun with it. In the comments, take a guess what the gimmick in 2009 Topps Series One is. If you can accurately guess what it is, you'll win...

... something. (Prize to be determined at a later date.)

START GUESSING, DO IT NOW!

23 comments:

stusigpi said...

Autos with the wrong sticker attached.

Russ said...

There's gotta be something involving Obama right? They haven't sucked all the blood out of that one yet.

stevenljudd said...

I would guess the Alex Rodriguez base card will have a ghosted image of Barack in the background. It is too natural of a gimmick to pass up.

dayf said...

DAMN.

I was going to do this exact post on Monday.

AND Russ stoled my gimmick idea!

Ok... plan b....

BABE RUTH.

1934 JAPAN TOUR.

TIED INTO THE WBC SOMEHOW.

Yeah, that's the ticket!

SamDaMan said...

roger clemens card with needle in background

handcollated said...

I think the gimmick is there is no gimmick. No one would believe it, would they? It'd be the biggest newsmaker of them all!

Jeffrey Wolfe said...

I'm trying to think of an idea that Topps hasn't tried yet to screw over collectors...wow that's like scorched earth territory there. I got it! On April 1st, on their website, Topps will reveal that ALL the cards released thus far were an elaborate April Fools inside joke, like Kazuo Uzuki only multiplied by 330, and then release 330 more cards. Get ready for Topps 2009, the 1,320 card set. Dammit! I forgot they read every blog. I just gave them a license to print money. You now know where to send your violent emails when this happens.

Thorzul said...

I'm guessing something involving the Yankees, possibly with Sabathia, Tiexeira, or Burnett. Or something involving non-Yankees being labeled as Yankees

Or maybe a New York Mets horrible new stadium patch card?

tastelikedirt said...

A finger.

Ben said...

SamDaMan gave me an idea:

Barry Bonds with a game used steroids needle?

Don said...

I was going to say Obama celebrating with the Cubs on their championship (the whole card is photoshopped), or Obama playing basketball. But I think Russ has those in mind.

I will go along the lines of something with their retired players that they are including in the set. Maybe somehting along the lines of a "Then and Now" photoshopped card, or Ruth/Gherig in the background of an ARod/Jeter classic combos card.

Steve Alvesteffer said...

I'm voting for an Obama rookie card

Tom the Ripper said...

without a doubt It'll be the "Topps News: Stalegum ends Topps boycott" card I sent you or something similar.

WITHOUT A DOUBT!

Tom the Ripper said...

Obama already has a "RC" in the Obama set, if you watch closely it flashes by real quick towards the end here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNE7f49roJY

Steve Alvesteffer said...

Okay, if it's not an Obama rookie, how about a presidential dog rookie card? Or a Rickey Henderson returns to baseball card?

Todd Uncommon said...

Let's see:

1) Obama White Sox team card.

2) Ben Frankin on the Phillies team card.

3) Maybe because they know we're expecting it: no gimmick this time! (at least for series 1)

tigre said...

How about a Rod Blagojevich card, that gives you the option to purchase an Obama card.

Mad Guru said...

Has to be a Eri Yoshida card with the intention of bringing more females into the hobby. Maybe even include Ila Borders in a "Then and Now" pairing.

Bay Rat North West said...

I ma guessing card no. 661 this year will be of Ken Griffey Jr. throwing a perfect game for the Yankees.
It could happen.

Dinged Corners said...

A card of Topps stepping out of the shower smiling and we all realize the gimmickry has been a bad dream.

Sac said...

No baseball players in the entire set.

Chuck's Used Cards said...

200 year anniversary of baseball ... either that or the 2 millionth cards of Mickey Mantle.

Dan said...

Instead of a 1/1 auto-gamer, a "0/0" auto-gamer (kinda like the amp that goes to 11 in Spinal Tap). It's so rare that it doesn't exist!