Friday, September 21, 2012

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Preview Images

Today, Topps released preview images for next year's Gypsy Queen baseball.  I am a big fan of this product and I am looking forward to next year's release.  This time, Topps teases new inserts including Dealing Aces,

and No Hitters.

I really like the design of these insert compared to those of the last two years.  They kind of remind me of a 2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary cuts relic.  The base cards look pretty nice too as well as their black parellel.

Topps also released a preview image that is a first for any product, and something I love.  These are sure to be hot sellers, framed PATCH cards.  I love patches, and I love framed relics so this is a perfect combination for me.  I am glad they are finally doing this.

Topps stated that they will release more images and product information soon.  For now, these preview pictures definately make me want to buy this product.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I can't beleive what I just saw. is selling e-graphs.  What is an e-graph?  For the price of $25+ you can buy a virtual autograph of your favorite player with a personalized inscription and a voice recording of the player.  Some players run as high as $100.  Here is a sample of what you get.

Honestly, I don't know why people would want this.  To me it is a complete waste of money because for about the same price (or less), you can get a hard signed photo.  Ganted the inscription would be less personal, and there wouldn't be a voice message, it isn't something you could really display and be proud of.  Personally, I would mind having one, but I would never pay for it myself.  I'm not even sure if this would be considered a "real" autograph.  Please comment below and tell us if you think it counts as a real auto or not.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

This Is What I've Been Waiting For...

I haven't really posted lately and this is why.  Topps finally released a picture of what this years Triple Threads All Star Patches look like.  I have been saving my money for the release of Triple Threads so I can buy the All Star Patches of Kevin Youkilis.  I have been a little obsessed with Youks All Star patches as you can see...

Anyways here's what the Triple Threads patches look like...

Triple Threads is scheduled to be released this Wednesday.  Here are a few more cards Topps released pictures of.


Although these patches are pretty nice, I have seen a lot of plain swatches and bat peices in the other preview images.  Topps also announced R.A. Dickey's signing debut.  Those should sell well for anyone who is lucky enough to pull one.  Good luck to those busting Triple Threads, and keep me in mind for any Youk's you pull!!!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

2013 Topps

Hey, everyone. Below is a picture of 2013 Topps flagship base design. As with 2012, I have above-average expectations for this product. Now, obviously I understand it's only the base-product; however, for a base design it looks promising. Check out the 2013 Topps Sellsheet online. It seems like there's going to be a lot of cool inserts themed around "The Chase", whatever that means. Either way, there's some cool relics and autos, especially the die-cut autos appropriately called "Cut to the Chase". Those look slick. Although they apparently make a lesser appearence than in previous years, manufactured "relics" are back. That's probably the only thing I honestly am not the hugest fan of. They look like they'll be pretty cool for what they are, but personally I'd still rather have one of my relics be something of the game-worn variety. 1 Relic per Hobby Box, 2 and 1 Auto per HTA jumbo. is taking preorders now.

c/o Beckett