Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The Pope Get Gintered eTopps Style
The ten-card set will be done in the holographic Allen & Ginter design that has been used in past eTopps sets. Topps will also be including a manufactured patch card. Initially cards will only be offered as a complete set costing $99. Once allocated, cards will only be available individually through eBay.
I'm not sure if I'm going to take the plunge and get one of the sets, although the Lou Gehrig is one of the nicest cards I've seen and the Ruth and Jackie Robinsons (it's a Yankee STADIUM set, not just Yankees) also look sweet.
Is it just me or is it already Yankee Stadium overkill? The park's not even closed yet and you've got the 6600-card monster from Upper Deck, this set and likely countless others on the way. By the end of next year my guess is anyone who wants one or twenty Yankee Stadium seat "relic cards" will be able to have them. The rest of us will still hate the Yankees.
If you're not familiar with the way eTopps works, you may want to check out their site. Basically you buy the cards and can choose to have them held on their site and trade them like stocks or you can have them delivered and they're just like regular cards (that's the route I normally take).
eTopps will also be offering a discounted shipping special for the first two weeks after allocation. For $9.99 you get the set shipped as a box set and all the cards get the same serial numbers.