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    Is Topps Lying About Print Runs For Topps Now?

    This popped up on SCN, and since you have to be subscribed to read it, I wanted FCB's thoughts on this. I sent Topps a message about it, but doubt I'll get a response. Anyone with better connections there want to give it a shot?

    For baseball cards, it would be very difficult to find out if the print runs are inaccurate but the soccer cards have very low print runs. SCN member dewey29 posted this on November 20, 2017.

    "For those that collect Topps Now cards I wanted to make you all aware of an issue that arose this week. The MLS cards have very short print runs compared to MLB. What that helps with is the ability to address issues like the one I have this week. As you can see from the Topps Now site, they are claiming a print run of 40 card for Mauro Manotas. The problem is I have 40 in my possession and I'm aware of 2 other people that purchased the card. Not sure what happened, but just wanted to make folks aware."

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    Over the years I’ve come to believe that Topps is not run by individuals that are organized enough to intentionally try to deceive. I believe they’re just completely and totally inept


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    Could the qty be a typo? Or do they make proofs or extras for lost mail / damaged cards?


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    Quote Originally Posted by notjomommasclint View Post
    Could the qty be a typo? Or do they make proofs or extras for lost mail / damaged cards?
    I wonder if Topps doesn't include or forgets to include in the totals the "first dibs" cards sold to the Topps Now addicts. It'd be hard to think you could blow things badly if a topps employee can't input a quantity sold correctly based off of a daily sales printout if their website doesn't automatically pull that info from a database to create the page.

    As for extras, I hope they dont do it. Just opens up the opportunity to backdoor or otherwise leak additional cards. If cards are damaged or lost in the mail, you'd think it's just print replacements with the next batch of Topps Now sales since it's on-demand printing after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewer Andy View Post
    I believe they’re just completely and totally inept


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    Sounds exactly like Leaf.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Sounds exactly like Leaf.
    Only if the player plays for a team called

    “Soccer club”


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    I don’t know enough about the program to say. I do know that I have seen wholesellers of cards out there. Sometimes you can get cards for like 4.99 through them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewer Andy View Post
    Over the years I’ve come to believe that Topps is not run by individuals that are organized enough to intentionally try to deceive. I believe they’re just completely and totally inept


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    I suspect this is the answer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewer Andy View Post
    Over the years I’ve come to believe that Topps is not run by individuals that are organized enough to intentionally try to deceive. I believe they’re just completely and totally inept .
    I worked there for two years and want to back this up. Whenever I see someone say "The people at Topps are doing ______" I always want to answer "No, they don't have that much of a plan. The issue is that a bunch of underpaid, hungover jabronis are making these cards." I used to be one of those underpaid, hungover jabronis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Bombjack View Post
    I worked there for two years and want to back this up. Whenever I see someone say "The people at Topps are doing ______" I always want to answer "No, they don't have that much of a plan. The issue is that a bunch of underpaid, hungover jabronis are making these cards." I used to be one of those underpaid, hungover jabronis.
    They should hire stoners over drinkers. Should see a big jump in quality even if it's a drop in quantity

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    They should hire stoners over drinkers. Should see a big jump in quality even if it's a drop in quantity

    Bring me your Bickford, Ryan McMahon, Senzatela and Peter Lambert cards
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Bombjack View Post
    A tremendous card fo sho

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    Wouldn't the actual printers know exactly how many were made?

    They might not be able to say it, but I would think they should know it, if there is any need for Topps to clarify it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt2590 View Post
    Wouldn't the actual printers know exactly how many were made?
    I don't think we're going to find a Deepthroat at the printers.

    since the printer prints the cards, they would know but I'm sure contractual confidentiality clauses would prevent them from saying how many were printed.

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