Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Reason #421 why Gimmicks Suck: Domonic Brown's Non-Twink, Twink.

Take a look at card #421 of the recently released 2011 Topps Series Two. (Oh yeah, S2 is now out) Specifically that flash of light on Domonic Brown's helmet.

It kind of looks like one of those "sparkles" Topps has been Photoshopping into their Twink gimmicks.

But it's not. That's just the reflection of the sun beaming off the brim of his helmet. Nothing more, nothing less.

Of course, if you were looking for Brown's card on eBay -- with all the "Sparkle SP L@@K!!! listings -- you might know that and might have paid $20 for a common card.

I'm not blaming these sellers for attempting to take advantage of what many sellers believe is (in good faith, in my opinion) a Twink gimmick.

No, the blame should be put squarely on a company who continues a frustrating policy of not disclosing complete checklists before a product's release. This is on Topps.

If you would like to make your opinion known on this matter please contact the following address.

Topps US
ATTN: Clay Luraschi, Director of Product Development
One Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004

Or call them at 1 (800) 489-9149

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Twink? Sparkle? Are we now part of a hobby that has been taken over by the Bella Sara crowd?

If there's a "Twink" SSP in Topps Series 2, will there be a "Bear" variation in Updates?