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Topps going public. What does this mean for the hobby?

DragonWagon

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May 4, 2015
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Mighty Bombjack

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Aug 7, 2008
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They used to be public, before Eisner’s group took them private. I don’t think this changes much for the hobby, tbh.
 

Dazed

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Aug 7, 2008
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East of KC MO
I'm not the smartest guy on FCB. Heck I'm not the smartest guy in this thread. I think this has more to do with the NFT. I don't think they would be going public without the NFT part of this story. If I understand a NFT it is not anything I would want to spend money on. Heck, I'm not sure I understand what I just wrote.
 

Dilferules

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Aug 10, 2012
1,032
Auburn, WA
I don't understand NFT at all, but my impression is that it's spending money on something that isn't actually a thing. Like those Topps Bunt "cards." Hard pass from me, I don't have so much money that I'm going to spend it on something that is nothing.
 

Therion

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Nov 19, 2008
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NFT is basically Topps Bunt except you actually own the rights to the item. Currently, it is not legal to sell your Topps Bunt cards, though it is commonly done. NFT means you OWN the digital image, so you can sell it legally.
 

Dilferules

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Aug 10, 2012
1,032
Auburn, WA
Ah thank you for clearing that up. I can see why some people (especially younger people who grew up with iTunes and downloadable video games and are more used to digitally owning something) might like this but I'm afraid I'm going to have to be a major old fart on it. Phooey on NFT's!
 

finestkind

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Aug 17, 2008
2,928
Boston
Ah thank you for clearing that up. I can see why some people (especially younger people who grew up with iTunes and downloadable video games and are more used to digitally owning something) might like this but I'm afraid I'm going to have to be a major old fart on it. Phooey on NFT's!



Same here.
 

JVHaste

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Jun 22, 2015
4,256
Vancouver WA
Ah thank you for clearing that up. I can see why some people (especially younger people who grew up with iTunes and downloadable video games and are more used to digitally owning something) might like this but I'm afraid I'm going to have to be a major old fart on it. Phooey on NFT's!
The problem is people who are younger would either like meme related NFTs or sports ones from the source itself (Tom Brady is starting his own) For example pokemon with fat asses is a popular NFT. 😗 I think Topps will underestimate how unboring you have to be to get popular these days. They are the day old meatloaf of the collectable world.
 

JVHaste

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Jun 22, 2015
4,256
Vancouver WA
For example pokemon with fat asses is a popular NFT.

39k is the priciest one I think. Total madness!

 

Dazed

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Aug 7, 2008
1,890
East of KC MO
If you watch the new Taco Bell commercials they are advertising food or deals that you can only purchase on the app. It's part of their NFT. I think it's their way of fighting the cost of labor. Eventually they will be cashless with no employees.

I'm officially old. I prefer going inside to order my food and have never used Door Dash. If I can't go get it myself I don't need it.
 

smapdi

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Aug 7, 2008
4,272
Their ridiculously uninformative "Investors" page does have one interesting bit. Topps Digital Services is apparently a provider for e-cards and such for some big brands. I'd bet this is not about cards or candy at all but about raising capital to go harder into that arena.
 

Letch77

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Jan 28, 2018
1,236
Midwest
And here we go. Topps is officially entering the NFT market.

There are guys on the local sports talk radio that get so excited about getting picked in "lotteries" to buy limited edition digital packs. Every time they talk about it, I just shake my head and wonder if they were born dumb or if it was a gradual progression.
 

magicpapa

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Aug 7, 2008
9,453
I'm not the smartest guy on FCB. Heck I'm not the smartest guy in this thread. I think this has more to do with the NFT. I don't think they would be going public without the NFT part of this story. If I understand a NFT it is not anything I would want to spend money on. Heck, I'm not sure I understand what I just wrote.
 

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