Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Before You Send Your 2011 Topps Wrappers to the Trash Bin...

If you're like me, after ripping pack after pack of Topps cards, you probably throw them in the garbage, except maybe one or two clean examples to put in your binder along with your collection. Okay, maybe not, but you get the idea.

Well, after seeing the success of past wrapper redemptions with its other brands, Topps has decided to include one with their flagship product (that's coming out in less than two weeks!!!)

Self explanatory here folks!!! Hobby boxes hold 36 packs of cards. Jumbos have ten. Save all the wrappers, and send it to the address on the flyer (P.O. Box 2008, Duryea, PA 18642, Attn: Topps Baseball Series 1 Wrapper Redemption) and you get five cards from a newly created 60-card set combining Topps famous 1952 baseball card design and the new black diamond parallels to create "Special 1952 Topps Black Diamond Cards!!!!"

To whet your appetite for these cards even more, they are including autograph cards of 34 players who were around for the 1952 set.

Personally, I would have preferred to see this as the HTA giveaway. But hey, whatever works to sell the product. The checklist is above (see picture 2). Subject to change as always. The promotion ends on 08/01/2011 (on my anniversary no less).

Being able to get a complete set (of just the 60 cards) will not an easy task though. Why???

Because even if you get proper collation, and the slim chance that duplicates won't happen, you'd need a minimum of 12 36-pack hobby boxes (isn't that a full case???) for a complete 60-card set. And that's not including the possibility of landing any autographs along the way.

I think I'll wait until some brave soul manages to complete a full set and puts it on the 'Bay before considering it. Although initially, I'm not too keen on the Company's use of the now often-repeated use of the 1952 design (see 2006-2007 Topps '52 Rookies, the 2001 Topps Heritage, the plethora of reprints over the years...).

And then you wonder...what kind of wrapper redemption are they going to come up with for series 2???


JayBee Anama

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