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Old 06-08-2011, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Your Turn (Beckett Baseball issue No. 66): Are Topps new Double Sparkle variations a bit too much?

June 8, 2011 at 12:52 PM



By Chris Olds | Baseball Editor

You may have seen the Your Turn page in nearly every issue of Beckett Baseball where we showcase stuff that is all about you. You can see your comments on hobby topics and get chances to win cool stuff in contests all on one page.

The newly released 2011 Topps Series 2 baseball set apparently includes some rare “double sparkle” variations, which can be collected and are good for an autographed bat. Good idea on the bat front — and they certainly add value to the return for bulk breakers — but gimmick cards are something that absolutely drives some collectors crazy. And not in a good way. We want to know what you think.

Here are the Your Turn questions for issue No. 66:

1. Is this too much of a good thing?

2. Is there one thing you would eliminate from the hobby? (BASEBALL ONLY)

Please include your name and location with your comment below — we will only run items with that information. A selection of your answers will appear in the next issue along with our next batch of contests and giveaways found only in the magazine.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball issue No. 66): Are Topps’ new Double Sparkle variations a bit too much? |
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Man those cards look terrible.
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Agreed....yikes
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Agreed....yikes
If anything it would be obvious as hell if I pulled one
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They should call is spotlight variations because it looks like a big reflection on the card.
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reminds me of Double Rainbow...
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I enjoy the comment someone left on the page. Sums up my feeling.

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The Topps Double Sparkle Gimmick Promotion proves two things… 1) What little confidence Topps has in their own product that they feel that it requires a contest. 2) Topps doesn’t exactly think much of card collectors.
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makes my head hurt
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In response to your OP...YES! Looks like somone who took a picure of themselves in the mirror with the flash on.

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Whoever thought that was a good idea over at Topps should be fired.
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wonder what the real cards look like, the flash is overlapped onto the other cards on the promo, so that's not how the real card looks obviously
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Ha, Awesome! I hope I can pull one of these!
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It's just too much. Also, if they still plan to release the regular sparkle cards - this will take attention away from that set. Good job on fixing something that wasn't broke... Well, at least it wasn't.
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I enjoy the comment someone left on the page. Sums up my feeling.



The Topps Double Sparkle Gimmick Promotion proves two things… 1) What little confidence Topps has in their own product that they feel that it requires a contest. 2) Topps doesn’t exactly think much of card collectors.
If Topps has no confidence in their product and doesn't like collectors sounds like they might need to rethink industries!
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I like the idea of a redemption for a bat! That's definite added value.

Plus, at least I will know when I have got one of these. It takes me forever to tell if I have one of the regular sparkle variations.
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I have heard these don't look as bad in person as they do in that little flier. But again that is just what I've heard.
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So, why is everyone upset about this? Its an added set of three cards that will be difficult to find and can result in a signed bat. The problem is what exactly?
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