Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Topps at it again
Come on in Topps haters, you'll love this card.
While it is not a short printed base card or another gimmick, it is down there on the Topps list of recent low lights. Has baseball become so dry that near no-hitters in Minor League baseball games have become worthy of being mentioned on cards? Apparently that's all the better Phillip Humber gets.
I now understand that Topps will stoop to whatever level they need to in order to have autographs in their product. My question is this: if Topps wanted a Humber autograph so bad, why didn't they create a regular autograph set to include him in?
A Highlights set should include highlights that all fans can remember, not insignificant player's achievements. Who outside of the Mets community knew that Humber almost had a no-hitter? Heck, who in the Mets community knew he almost threw a no-hitter?
I guess on good thing about this card is that it does feature baseball player instead of a boxer, actor or former president. However, if you start tinkering with the integrity of baseball autographs, we could have a pretty big problem.