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    At least it's thinking outside the box. I hate the airbrushing, but other than that, I have no problem with it. He's one of the top-10 hottest NFL players right now. I suppose you guys want another XXXXing Bryce Harper or Puig autograph Oh, I know, how about another round of a bajillion miniature cards that don't fit in anything and don't really add value to a set...

    I agree that maybe they could do this as the annual SP set in Topps Series 1; good idea.
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    Remember when hockey player Eric Lindros was in the 1990 Score Traded set?
    The card showed him taking batting practice with the Blue Jays.

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    I have no problem with the Lindros either. Or the Billy Crystal card from a few years ago. They wore those uniforms. Wilson never wore a Rangers uni and that drives me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendersonfan View Post
    I have no problem with the Lindros either. Or the Billy Crystal card from a few years ago. They wore those uniforms. Wilson never wore a Rangers uni and that drives me nuts.
    Lindros never played a game in the minors, even though he was drafted by Toronto.
    He chose hockey over baseball and signed an exclusive deal with Score.
    Then before one Blue Jays game, he put on a Jays jersey and hit batting practice for the Score photographer.
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    I know he didn't play ball, but he at least wore it while hitting BP.

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    Now if Topps and Bowman only made cards of players that actually played in the MLB then you would have something to stand on, but since they make cards of players that have been drafted, and he was drafted by the Texas Rangers, then I guess that allows Topps to make a card of him..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendersonfan View Post
    I know he didn't play ball, but he at least wore it while hitting BP.
    I just don't understand why you're so upset about it. You've made about eight posts in this threads complaining about it.

    It's just a fun card. Who cares if Wilson hasn't worn a Rangers jersey? Lots of Bowman cards show prospects with a Major League jersey airbrushed on.
    It's just fan service for Rangers and football fans and there's nothing wrong with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinbreaker View Post
    Now if Topps and Bowman only made cards of players that actually played in the MLB then you would have something to stand on, but since they make cards of players that have been drafted, and he was drafted by the Texas Rangers, then I guess that allows Topps to make a card of him..
    Technically, he was drafted by the Rockies (the Rule 5 draft isn't a real draft, it's a nerdy GM garage sale/swap-meet). He'll likely never wear a uniform of any Texas affiliate at any level, hence the airbrushing IN of the Rangers' logo.
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    the only problem I have with the idea is that it appears Topps is spreading their gimmicks to Bowman instead of letting the real prospects/rookies do the selling. While it's Bowman labeled, why not insert it in flagship Topps since that's the Home of the Short-Printed Gimmicks?

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    Topps is trying to add value to the product as well as boost sales and get people talking about the product....and it is working.

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    The Russell Wilson becomes a fantasy card like this Jackie Robinson. I think gimmicks like this, Russell Wilson, or the Jeter/Bush or the Giuliani/Red Sox card are just that - gimmicks. No real interest from me. I'd rather have the squirrel sitting on top of the foul pole card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendersonfan View Post
    He never played any game for the Rangers or any affiliate of theirs. Having him in a Rangers uniform is stupid. He played all of his 93 minor league games under Rockies teams.
    This. It feels like a forced dumb idea like they're trying to cash in on the Deion card idea from last year's weak nfl draft class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markakis8 View Post
    I'm surprised we haven't seen Brady in an Expos uni. Come to think of it, I'm surprised Topps hasn't released a set with football players who were drafted in the MLB in their respective unis.
    Totally need a Roscoe Crosby Royals card now. Thanks!

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    who cares about the gimmicks? i dont see why all the ill will towards them as theyre only added value to a product if you hit one. if you dont have any interest in owning one then dont buy one. as we've seen in the past, people eat up gimmicks and pay good money for them. if you want to talk about dumb what about the stupid royal baby card? at least wilson is sports related. either way its added value.

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    Why doesn't Topps publicize the fact that they featured him on a card 4 years ago?

    It rubbed me the wrong way because people will see Darren Rovell tweet it and they'll think this is his first baseball card.


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