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    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    Remember those "dare to tear?" cards where a mini card is inside with a random value? They should bring back that concept but only put shtty tablecloth cards on the inside.
    I do! I had a box of them last year or the year before. I did not dare to tear.
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    Rip Girl Autographs

    Oh, and this...

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    Couldn't even get the Bowman Scout to hand sign their own card.
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    Easily those DNA pubes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip J. Fry View Post
    Rip Girl Autographs

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    Couldn't even get the Bowman Scout to hand sign their own card.
    At least with those Bowman Scout cards you have a shot at pulling a sweet [MENTION=1770]Jaypers[/MENTION] autograph....what I cannot stand is when they insert trading cards of Topps employees! My Topps Heritage case hit was a box topper of their executive team *BARF!!!!* I was excited at first because before opening it I saw the odds of pulling them were really tough...but as soon as I saw the tag team of old white dudes I began pondering what I would do with it....burn it? Samurai sword it to death? Boil it in acid? Or maybe just draw funny pictures on it.
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    Topps "innovative" ideas. Cool the first year or two and then they overdo it to death.

    Topps reprints in what seems like every flagship release. Especially I opened a box of flagship from a few years ago the other day and one of the Berger's Best inserts was a reprint of the front of that year's card (Buster Posey I think was the player). Lame to have a reprint of a card in that card's same year release! I was not sick of the buybacks because those are cool. It's overdoing it on the reprints that I don't like.

    1988 UD Documentary - awesome idea but horrible execution in that they didn't even use an image from the game that the card was detailing.

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    This is a 2013 bowman chrome sapphire reprint of Yasiel's rookie card.

    It was issued the same year as the rookie card it's reprinting.

    So it's a reprint of a rookie card which also happens to be a rookie card.Click image for larger version. 

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    1995 Fleer

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    Massive over production of cards
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    Quote Originally Posted by u2me57 View Post
    1995 Fleer
    I disagree. As a 9 year old I loved 95 fleer. I even got a hot pack with all inserts that I won with tickets from an arcade and nearly lost my mind.

    Granted the set did not age well, but at the time it was pure 90s awesomeness

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    I felt the best of the base sets I liked the 1993 Ultra it was my favorite wish they had Jeter in that set would have over 100 right now if they made one and why I had to get the 2001 Auto all those years ago.


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    I think most gimmicky (bad) ideas have been mentioned already. Micro sized cards are one that might not have been mentioned yet though. Those 90s Topps and Donruss cards that were 1/4 the size of the regular card. They made for a few more unique cards for collectors, but why? If you didn't need a magnifying glass to read the backs then, you definitely will eventually.

    I will also bring up the multiplayer jersey and auto cards that have no player images on them, mostly the SP signature series and ITG stuff issued in the last couple of years. Some folks like them and I have a bunch for a couple of reasons, but they are just boring and ugly to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhofmann View Post
    My BEST ideas

    -Topps/Panini/UD (whomever has the license) form a partnership with Nike/adidas/UA and insert a pack within shoe boxes. If you can get those collectors on board, you've got a whole new base. Plus I LOVE the idea of cards inserted into products. That's our origin and should get back to that.
    You mean like the fairly new MICHAEL JORDAN ugly cards in Hanes underwear packs I've already seen on eBay asking $50 for a pack of (4) underwear and a 3-card Jordan pack?
    The TV commercial had the audacity to say that (10) TEN Michael Jordan autographs are randomly inserted. He's their sports spokesman and even Hanes couldn't get him to sign more than TEN autographs??? You know they made at least 100,000+ Hanes underwear packs with Jordan cards (is it 3 cards per pack?).
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    I HATE STICKER AUTOGRAPHS, THAT WAS THE WORST CREATION IN THE HISTORY OF SPORTS CARDS!

    Brian Gray was the second dumbest thing created by the sports card hobby for sure!

    T.J. Schwartz was the third dumbest thing created by the sports card hobby.

    Mainly Topps/Upper Deck Baseball factory sets with special Inserts, or Cereal promotions that are easily opened so people open the sets/boxes with BASEBALL INSERT CARDS (or the Post Cereal card, 2002 Post mini bobble-heads, and so many others) and stick them in their pockets after opening every set/box in the store (and then making a nice free little fortune on eBay) like:

    Every time I went into my local Albertson's grocery store in early to mid-2002; kids were opening Post Cereal boxes and pulling out the mini bobble-head figures that were right on top of the boxes in plastic packages. Then I looked on eBay & sellers were getting $100 for the (10) figure set!!! I bought the same exact full set on eBay 3-years ago for $10.00 + $3.00 S&H??? Now knuckleheads want $10 each for some of the same figures again, but you can still find FULL SETS for $10.00. Go figure.

    1994 & 1995 Collector's Choice Factory Sealed Sets with (5) Gold cards or (15) gold cards respectively. Dealers wanted $50.00-$80.00 each for the 1994 Gold- Griffey, F. Thomas, and Cal Ripken back then and $3-$5 for COMMONS! I knew at least a dozen local collectors/dealers who were making Gold sets. These were just laying on top of the cards in a cellophane pack. So people just ripped off the thin plastic Topps shrink wrap seal & they had easy access to the packs, dumb!

    Topps did the same thing with very easy access to the special cards:
    1993 Topps Baseball with (10) ToppsGold, (3) ToppsBlackGold, and (9) '94 Pre-Production cards, 1994 Topps Retail Factory Sets with a 1995 Topps Finest pre-production, '95 Bowman pre-production & regular '95 Topps pre-production, 1994 Topps Hobby Factory sets with (9) '95 pre-production cards, (3) card Superstar Samplers, (1) ToppsGold AND (3) ToppsBlackGold, 1995 Topps sets with (10) Opening Day cards & (7) card Cyberstat set, 1996 Topps Baseball Factory sets with "Tri-Cards" OR pack of (5) Mickey Mantle B&W cards, etc. etc, Then the 2000's Topps Factory sets with the (5) card ROOKIES packs. 2008-2012 Mantle Gold Chrome Reprints, 2007 Topps with the Mantle RELIC cards, and on & on.

    Almost no one were buying the factory sets by 1994 in retail stores in Florida. They had already been opened by someone who stole only the bonus card packs or special cards!

    SO THESE WERE ONE OF THE WORST IDEAS ANY CARD COMPANY EVER CAME UP WITH!
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    Hanes gives you a bonus pair of skibbies in these $15 underwear packs so it's 5 pair at $3 each. I feel that this is a very fair price to pay for brand new, skidmark-free ball sacks. Considering this you may very well want to rethink your position on going commando James as it appears to be rubbing you the wrong way.
    You also get 2 free packs of Fleer containing 5 cards per pack and not 3, so I am very disappointed in your detective work here as you've been a cop for a very long time now.
    I really hope for your sake that Hanes doesn't see this post because it could clearly be perceived as slanderous and they could use you as an example saying "Look who we've got our Hanes on now."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardcop05 View Post
    You mean like the fairly new MICHAEL JORDAN ugly cards in Hanes underwear packs I've already seen on eBay asking $50 for a pack of (4) underwear and a 3-card Jordan pack?
    The TV commercial had the audacity to say that (10) TEN Michael Jordan autographs are randomly inserted. He's their sports spokesman and even Hanes couldn't get him to sign more than TEN autographs??? You know they made at least 100,000+ Hanes underwear packs with Jordan cards (is it 3 cards per pack?).
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I HATE STICKER AUTOGRAPHS, THAT WAS THE WORST CREATION IN THE HISTORY OF SPORTS CARDS!

    Brian Gray was the second dumbest thing created by the sports card hobby for sure!

    T.J. Schwartz was the third dumbest thing created by the sports card hobby.

    Mainly Topps/Upper Deck Baseball factory sets with special Inserts, or Cereal promotions that are easily opened so people open the sets/boxes with BASEBALL INSERT CARDS (or the Post Cereal card, 2002 Post mini bobble-heads, and so many others) and stick them in their pockets after opening every set/box in the store (and then making a nice free little fortune on eBay) like:

    Every time I went into my local Albertson's grocery store in early to mid-2002; kids were opening Post Cereal boxes and pulling out the mini bobble-head figures that were right on top of the boxes in plastic packages. Then I looked on eBay & sellers were getting $100 for the (10) figure set!!! I bought the same exact full set on eBay 3-years ago for $10.00 + $3.00 S&H??? Now knuckleheads want $10 each for some of the same figures again, but you can still find FULL SETS for $10.00. Go figure.

    1994 & 1995 Collector's Choice Factory Sealed Sets with (5) Gold cards or (15) gold cards respectively. Dealers wanted $50.00-$80.00 each for the 1994 Gold- Griffey, F. Thomas, and Cal Ripken back then and $3-$5 for COMMONS! I knew at least a dozen local collectors/dealers who were making Gold sets. These were just laying on top of the cards in a cellophane pack. So people just ripped off the thin plastic Topps shrink wrap seal & they had easy access to the packs, dumb!

    Topps did the same thing with very easy access to the special cards:
    1993 Topps Baseball with (10) ToppsGold, (3) ToppsBlackGold, and (9) '94 Pre-Production cards, 1994 Topps Retail Factory Sets with a 1995 Topps Finest pre-production, '95 Bowman pre-production & regular '95 Topps pre-production, 1994 Topps Hobby Factory sets with (9) '95 pre-production cards, (3) card Superstar Samplers, (1) ToppsGold AND (3) ToppsBlackGold, 1995 Topps sets with (10) Opening Day cards & (7) card Cyberstat set, 1996 Topps Baseball Factory sets with "Tri-Cards" OR pack of (5) Mickey Mantle B&W cards, etc. etc, Then the 2000's Topps Factory sets with the (5) card ROOKIES packs. 2008-2012 Mantle Gold Chrome Reprints, 2007 Topps with the Mantle RELIC cards, and on & on.

    Almost no one were buying the factory sets by 1994 in retail stores in Florida. They had already been opened by someone who stole only the bonus card packs or special cards!

    SO THESE WERE ONE OF THE WORST IDEAS ANY CARD COMPANY EVER CAME UP WITH!
    I think Brian has been an overwhelming positive for the industry. He's pushed other companies to get better.

    If you don't wanna deal with his products they are easy enough to ignore.



    I don't know who TJ Schwartz is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgilmo View Post
    I think Brian has been an overwhelming positive for the industry. He's pushed other companies to get better.

    If you don't wanna deal with his products they are easy enough to ignore.



    I don't know who TJ Schwartz is.
    I think tj Schwartz was a consultant on the movie Spaceballs, I hear he's pretty strong, some kind of unknown force...

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