Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm a sucker - Topps Million Card Giveaway

So I've been reading all these posts about the Topps Million Card Giveaway and I thought "Ooh, this looks like fun". I had to get a new printer cartridge today anyway so I went to Walmart and picked up five packs in hope of getting a code. Well, I did. Entered the code and my card was:

Just horrible. On top of it all, I don't like anything about the Topps 2010 set. First, they smell funny and the cards I bought have a slight warping to them. There's too many multiple player cards, which I hate. I got four doubles out of my 60 cards. The base set is ugly, with too much clashing color on a lot of the cards. The position the guy plays is in 2 point font in the bottom left corner. Outside of the Turkey Red inserts, I don't like the inserts either.

Here's the breakout in case you want to trade for something:
42 base (+3 doubles)
2 Turkey Red (Pujols and Ethier)
5 Toppstown (Howard, Pujols, Longoria, Greinke (x2))
1 Million Card giveaway promo
2 Tales of the Game (Boggs and Banks)
2 of the mini throwback game card (Walter Johnson and Roy Halladay)
3 Cards My Mom Threw Out (79 Ozzie Smith, 2004 Alfonso Soriano (WTF?), 1960 Yaz Rookie Star)

At least I know I won't be spending any more money on these.


Joe S. said...

2010 has not been Topps' best effort, but they've certainly done worse in years past. Completely agree with the smell - isn't that strange? I can't ever remember thinking that a card smelled bad until 09 Topps...

The Million Card Giveaway is kinda fun so long as you don't pay JUST to obtain a code.

Roy said...

2001 Fleer Futures smelled bad

Sharpe said...

I'm leaving 2010 Topps on the shelves too. Certainly no reason to grab packs to win cards from the 90s and 00s. That's just silly and stupid.

night owl said...

You think these smell bad, take a whiff of the blacked out variation cards. Smells like oil leaking from your car.

I like this year's Topps. It's infinitely better than 2007 and 08 Topps.

FanOfReds said...

I was going to say the same thing as Night Owl - those black version cards of last year STUNK. I like the 2010 set, I like enough of the inserts, and I think the gimmick of giving away old cards is cool enough to be fun...plus it helps that people are actually getting some good stuff and not just 1987 commons.