Friday, June 25, 2010

oh topps...

Does anyone else besides myself think that Topps short prints base cards to force us to buy more product? Or is it just my dumb luck? Example; I have purchased 2 hobby boxes and 1 retail box so far for 2010 series 2. I still do not have one complete set. I did get the last 10 cards I needed out of the most recent box, but they were all damaged in some way. I'm guessing they all came from the same sheet and that sheet should not have left the factory. Mistakes happen, I get it. I just find it odd after all the product I've bought so far (and there have been packs, a couple jumbos and 2 cereal boxes thus far too) and I still cannot complete a set. Second example; I bought a box of 2010 Opening Day and pretty much completed a set besides 3 cards. Now as with series 2, I bought more besides the box (about 3 blasters and some random packs, maybe 10-13). How can I still be missing base cards? Inserts I get, they are supposed to be "short printed". It even says right on the product description for OD that its 'easy to collect'. Not if I have to buy and buy and buy it isn't! I'm sure this is nothing new for Topps or any company for that matter but seriously, no short printed cards please unless otherwise noted. I know the higher end sets have short prints right in the set, like National Chicle (which is why I stopped collecting it), Allen & Ginters and Heritage, but not for the flagship set, or a supposed 'easy to collect' set like Opening Day. So what is it? Is it Me or is it on Topps?

1 comment:

  1. My theory is that the cards are collated throughout an entire case... so two hobby boxes from the SAME CASE, close together, should probably yield a complete sets. And the complete opposite may be true, too: Buy two hobby boxes from two different cases and you may end up with a crazy amount of doubles.

    It's just a theory, and it does make some sense, though I'm not sure how logical it is. I've purchased two retail boxes before from the same vendor (Blowout Cards) and completed sets, though it was Upper Deck.

    In the end, it's probably just luck, but the companies certainly don't want you to buy as few cards as possible!