Topps Golden Giveaway
I’m having trouble wrapping my head around this.
For the past couple of years, Topps has run a pretty cool promotion using randomly-inserted code cards in baseball card packs. You could enter the code on a website, unlock a vintage Topps card, and if you liked the card, have it delivered to you. I was happy that they were doing this again in 2012…except they weren’t.
I went to golden.toppscards.com and entered my first code. This is what popped up on the screen:
Not a huge Derek Jeter fan, but I won’t turn it down. But wait…
So…what’s the point? If this isn’t something I can actually have…I don’t really want it. It’s like Farmville on Facebook…what’s the point?
Didn’t Topps try this kind of thing already with toppstown.com? Or was that just for kids?
This is just another strike against 2012 Topps. I know there are collectors who love it (and I’m not hating the design…I think it’s fairly nice other than the foil), and there are those who hate it (I do not consider myself in this camp at all). The Golden Giveaway just seems extraneous.
I have one more code, so let’s go ahead and see what that spits out…
Lookie there, it’s the guy that should have won the 2011 NL MVP award, Matt Kemp!
Is Ryan Braun going to do the right thing and give it up, or is he still sticking to his “bad test” hogwash?