Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Topps Should Lose More than Basketball.......

If any of you read message boards where people report how they are doing with new products, then I am sure you will know that there is some controversy around Topps Mayo. Many people aren't getting autographs at all in their boxes which does not match up with their 1 auto and 1 relic or 2 autos guaranteed per box pre-sell sheet info.

The biggest controversy though is the change to the auto list. This product was flying off the shelves (metaphorically) in anticipation of its release going from around $60-65 original pre-sell cost to over $100 as late pre-sell prices. People were excited to see the A&G version of Football, but more than that they were excited about the autograph list: guys like Dan Marino, AP, Joe Montana, Steve Young, E.E. Cummings, and the one that made many people totally pumped Joe Paterno. But guess what the released autograph list is significantly different than the original list.

I did the research by looking at the presell checklist (provided by Blowout Cards) and the released checklist (provided by Topps) and broke it down on the Topps Message Board.

Go Check it Out and then come back and comment. I am starting to believe that Topps should lose its NFL license too!


  1. Good. Now boxes will fall to UD Timelines prices and I can pick three or four up. Yay Topps!

  2. yeah...the checklist are way different...which is a shitty job by topps....idiots..

  3. I've busted 5 boxes, no autos...

    I called Topps this morning and the rep wouldn't give me the time of day. Just said send in my UPCs and they'd clear it up. If everyone is seeing the same, I doubt that will happen...

  4. Holy crap - so there is no actual Joe Paterno auto??? That explains why I haven't been able to find it on eBay. My dreams of owning that awesome card are now dashed. What a horribly shitty thing to do to collectors. There are some huge names on that list that aren't in the actual product. I guarantee you that there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of collectors, who bought boxes and cases of Mayo because of that pre-release autograph checklist. This is absolutely pathetic and inexcusable...

  5. Fifty years of history for Topps and football cards. Not going to happen anytime soon.

    This reminds me of the autograph list Topps put out for 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites. Tons of players on the initial list, many didn't even have a card in the base set. When the dust settled, many of the players on the first list never made it to the final product. Lots of Cubs on that list too...

    That's why you never, ever, trust the checklists until the stuff comes out.


    JayBee Anama

  6. JayBee-

    I know it isn't going to happen, but it "should" happen. Topps Football has been a horrible bunch of drama and junk this year.

    Topps Finest- Serial Numbered Rookie Autos---didn't deliver
    Bowman Sterling- 1/2 production run shorted autos in master boxes, etc.
    More than once sell-sheets say "encased" box toppers and failed to deliver.

  7. No JoePa.
    No Bobby Bowden.
    No Willie Nelson.
    No Bam Margera.

    But hey, at least they got Al Franken and the lead singer of Gov't Mule!

  8. What if the card Governors could levy a penalty or suspension ?

    How about you get suspended for two seasons without being able to produce cards product ?

    Bet they would pony up like crack-whore in the back of a pick-up truck !

  9. There is some guy that is using the marketing pic of the Paterno auto as his ebay pic. UGH! Way to kill a product Topps. This just became a $40 box in two months. No luck with group breaks.

  10. If the box promises an auto and you don't get one, you should call Topps and let them know.
    Keep your box and UPC code then mail it in to them and demand a replacement auto.

    They really screwed the pooch on a very promising product