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    Well, I busted a few packs of 2008 Topps Finest and 2008 Upper Deck Spectrum my former boss gave me at half price, each lot guaranteed to contain an autograph. As you can imagine, I jumped on this. The '08 Topps Finest yielded Chris Seddon as well as some nice base set cards. Okay. Chris Seddon. Lefty spot starter with Florida. Yeah having his auto is kinda cool. But '08 Upper Deck Spectrum? With a tremendously high dupe rate, I got...drum roll please...Don Dokken, lead singer of Dokken. Uhh. I bought some packs of BASEBALL CARDS. You know, trading cards that contain pictures or autographs or whatever of people that are generally related to BASEBALL? As a result, the card is up on the trading boards, and I will take literally ANY baseball autograph (although I'd prefer a player I don't already have...ask me who I have coming from eBay if you don't see a player listed before you do, though) in trade. I can't believe we have people complaining about the Bowman Scouts autograph set (which I think is actually pretty cool), yet ignoring this.

    Also, Upper Deck doesn't seem to get it with regards to why Moonshots (autographs of the Mercury and Apollo Program astronauts inserted into 2007 Topps Co-Signers...while I'm against non-baseball things in baseball card sets, I can at least accept these as palatable) succeeded. There's no other delivery vehicle, plus it has UNIVERSAL appeal. Who actively dislikes astronauts? Whereas with a heavy metal rocker, there are about a half a dozen different other delivery vehicles (including sets devoted to musicians...yes, Donruss does make one). To say nothing of lacking universal appeal (I despise heavy metal).

    Jeez, as opposed to wasting time with heavy metal rocker (I still can't believe it) autos, why not do General Manager autos (Topps has hinted at doing this, btw, which IMO would be really cool...imagine the rush for Billy Beane, Theo Epstein, Brian Cashman, and Omar Minaya and to a lesser degree J.P. Ricciardi and Kevin Towers...)? Or heck, OWNER autos. I wouldn't mind coach autos, either.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post
    Jeez, as opposed to wasting time with heavy metal rocker (I still can't believe it) autos, why not do General Manager autos (Topps has hinted at doing this, btw, which IMO would be really cool...imagine the rush for Billy Beane, Theo Epstein, Brian Cashman, and Omar Minaya and to a lesser degree J.P. Ricciardi and Kevin Towers...)? Or heck, OWNER autos. I wouldn't mind coach autos, either.
    JW, you got a bum deal with the rock & roll card.

    NOW THAT IS AN IDEA!!!! GM & owner cards. Man, that would be killer.
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    • #3
      Like I said, Topps has hinted they'll do it, possibly as soon as later this year. It would almost certainly come with a Bowman product.

      "JW, you got a bum deal with the rock & roll card."

      Traded it to Mike D. for a signed card of Cory Doyne. Cory is the single season saves leader in the history of the Norfolk Tides. And I'd still rather have him than Don Dokken.
      "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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      • #4
        I agree with you Dalkowiski. I absolutley HATE getting cards not related to baseball. When I buy baseball cards, I WANT baseball cards.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post
          why not do General Manager autos (Topps has hinted at doing this, btw, which IMO would be really cool...imagine the rush for Billy Beane, Theo Epstein, Brian Cashman, and Omar Minaya and to a lesser degree J.P. Ricciardi and Kevin Towers...)? Or heck, OWNER autos. I wouldn't mind coach autos, either.
          I think general manager ones would be cool. I have Brian Cashman for my Yankees set and its one of my favorite autographs!

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          • #6
            So far, one GM auto card DOES exist...2007 Topps Co-Signers Brian Cashman/Omar Minaya. I have the card and paid inbetween the low and high of book values for it (worth $60-$80). Topps sent a bunch of labels for Cashman and Minaya to sign. I understand they'll be reusing some of the Minaya labels for 2008 Bowman Scout Autographs, but they're saving the Cashman autos for something. They haven't been destroyed or used up. And they also aren't using ALL the Minaya labels. I both think and hope that Topps is doing a GM auto issue.
            "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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            • #7
              Yeah, that's a horrible card to be included in the set. I feel bad for you.
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              • #8
                If anyone is interested in the Dokken card, I just traded for it and it is available.
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                • #9
                  BTW, the card goes out tomorrow morning.
                  "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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                  • #10
                    I love hair metal, but never got into Dokken. I would be bummed by that pull too. Actually, I don't like any non-baseball stuff in my baseball card packs. Every time I pull one of those stupid presidential campaign cards from Topps I blow a gasket.
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                    • #11
                      "Every time I pull one of those stupid presidential campaign cards from Topps"

                      Upper Deck did these as well, and actually probably did a worse job on them.
                      "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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post
                        "Every time I pull one of those stupid presidential campaign cards from Topps"

                        Upper Deck did these as well, and actually probably did a worse job on them.
                        Yeah, but I'm not buying Upper Deck packs
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                        • #13
                          Told my old boss about this, he gave me 8 2008 Topps Finest packs at half price. I think I'm okay now...I scored parallel autographs of Curtis Granderson and Chin-Lung Hu.
                          "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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