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  • Topps' Latest Joke...

    Should you happen to open a pack and find a Japanese fellow whom Topps calls "Kazuo 'The Uzi' Uzuki" (never mind that "Uzuki" is just a nonsensical name...it's not even a word in Japanese) and claims hits 104 mph with his fastball on average, this is their latest joke. Unlike Poley Walnuts the Squirrel or Rudy with the Red Sox, I actually kinda like this one. We now finally have a guy we can call "The Japanese Sidd Finch." The card is actually part of the "create your own card" promotion and does have some merit unlike some of its prankish predecessors. If Topps wishes to keep playing jokes on the hobbyist, I would say this has been their high point and they should make their annual prank something along the lines of this.
    "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
    -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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    I pulled this card in a pack last week. It was vaguely amusing, but still stupid.
    CLEVELAND INDIANS Central Division Champions

    1920 1948 1954 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2001 2007

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    • #3
      Is Topps the only publically traded company currently being run by 8 year olds?

      What's next, a limited edition set of "Cootie cards"?
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      • #4
        Does anyone have a scan of this card?
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        • #5
          I don't have a scan of the back, but here's the front.
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          • #6
            Sometimes bad publicity is better than no publicity
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            • #7
              How immature lol.
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              • #8
                Eh, I thought it was funny (especially compared to some of the garbage Topps gave us). Then again, I'm a big fan of the Sidd Finch article and thought it was sort of a tribute to Finch.
                "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
                -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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                • #9
                  I am glad i am collecting the superior Upper Deck this year.
                  I AM SO THANKFUL FOR BEING BORN IN NEW YORK AND FOR BEING A FAN OF ALL NEW YORK SPORTS TEAMS

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dabigyankeeman View Post
                    I am glad i am collecting the superior Upper Deck this year.
                    Agreed
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dabigyankeeman View Post
                      I am glad i am collecting the superior Upper Deck this year.
                      Hoping to hit three places tomorrow for some :crossfingers::hyper:
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                      • #12
                        I actually never bust Topps packs, but always buy the complete set. UD on the other hand, I like opening up.
                        "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
                        -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                        Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mike D. View Post
                          Is Topps the only publically traded company currently being run by 8 year olds?

                          What's next, a limited edition set of "Cootie cards"?
                          Shhh! Don't give them any ideas!!!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post
                            The card is actually part of the "create your own card" promotion
                            If this card is, indeed, part of Topps' Custom Trading Cards offer, I don't see how cards created there wind up in packs. They're not going to print extras above and beyond what Joe Sixpack orders and put them in their retail or hobby packs, right?

                            What am I not getting here?????
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                              If this card is, indeed, part of Topps' Custom Trading Cards offer, I don't see how cards created there wind up in packs. They're not going to print extras above and beyond what Joe Sixpack orders and put them in their retail or hobby packs, right?

                              What am I not getting here?????
                              It's Topps advertising for their own program, that's all.
                              CLEVELAND INDIANS Central Division Champions

                              1920 1948 1954 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2001 2007

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