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Old 07-10-2008, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Razor goes "all in" on Baseball Draft picks...

Razor Entertainment Group

Razor, yes the Poker company, is putting all their eggs in one basket to try to corner the baseball draft market. See link above.

They are spending huge amounts of $$$. They've already have exclusive deals in place with #1 pick Tim Beckman, #6 pick Kyle Skipworth, and #22 pick Reese Havens. This means no other company can produce these players cards for 3 years!!! No Elite and No Bowman Draft!!!

They also hired someone from Just Minors. Part of that deal says Just won't use any draft picks in their sets this year.

Talk is this is just the start of Razor's announcements, with more on the way.

Is this going to work? Will there be demand for this product? Razor will be unlicensed like EEE, but doesn't have the name recognition of a Donruss.

What will this do to the value of the other Draft products? This deems Tristar almost irrelevant, it they weren't already. Donruss won't be able to duplicate what they did last year in having almost the entire 1st round in EEE. And if Razor continues to sign up big names there will be not much left over for Bowman Draft, or 09 Bowman Chrome for that matter.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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razor is crap. hope they learned from their crappy poker card debacle last year and put out something decent for baseball.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like I will not be collecting those 3 players. lol
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Someone on the Beckett boards hypothesized that this was a ploy by Razor for Topps or UD to buy them out, so they could ultimately own these players' contracts.
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I for one am looking forward to seeing Reese Havens in a Mets uniform. He should be able to slide right into that 2b position.
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I hate exclusive deals, it sux when you open a pack and you know you can't get a Lebron or Jordan auto, or Ichiro auto, exclusive deals suck but they have been around for awhile.
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While the contracts are for 3 years, if these players get called up, the exclusivity ends.
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So they should call them up for a day and then send them back to the minors to develop.

That''' teach these card companies. lol
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So they should call them up for a day and then send them back to the minors to develop.

That''' teach these card companies. lol
Great idea but too bad MLB has that damn 40 roster rule.
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