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Old 07-23-2017, 12:45 PM
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Default Allen and Ginter Relic cards

Can someone please explain this to me? Why is this a +$300 card? Truly don't understand this one.

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Bwahahahahahahahaha. Manufactured scarcity at its absolute finest.

Santa is cheap by comparison.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-Allen-G...3D152631993706
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Bwahahahahahahahaha. Manufactured scarcity at its absolute finest.

Santa is cheap by comparison.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-Allen-G...3D152631993706
Haha. People should collect whatever they like, but this concept overloads my circuit board.

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Not for nothing, but the bunny pictured is brown, and the tuft of fur is white. Clearly some authenticity issues here.

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Not for nothing, but the bunny pictured is brown, and the tuft of fur is white. Clearly some authenticity issues here.

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Mebbe it's an ultra ultra rare variation.
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This is why I only stick to buying rare rookies on the secondary market when buying modern cards. I remember Topps even made autographed cards of their own employees. I would be pissed off to find something like that after spending money for a box of that stuff.

Maybe they should make an auto/relic card of Topps' executive managers giving the middle finger. Hell, they can even embed their fingernail clipping from their middle finger as a 1/1! LOL
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This is why I only stick to buying rare rookies on the secondary market when buying modern cards. I remember Topps even made autographed cards of their own employees. I would be pissed off to find something like that after spending money for a box of that stuff.

Maybe they should make an auto/relic card of Topps' executive managers giving the middle finger. Hell, they can even embed their fingernail clipping from their middle finger as a 1/1! LOL
I went down this rabbit hole (if you'll pardon the expression) because I went after a cool Gene Hackman auto card, but they have some real head scratchers. I can't imagine any hobbyist getting excited about pulling a Nick Jonas auto.

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I generally don't collect modern cards but if I was going for a fictional character it would have been this one.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-Topps-A...p2047675.l2557
Say what you will but Allen Ginter is one of the funner more interesting sets out there these days. To each their own.
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Scott--I am not familiar with the Topps employee autograph cards you mention but in 1970 Topps put out a set featuring their employees that now goes for decent money

http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/...-woody-gelman/

And in 1975 they helped a guy put out a set of Photographers all dressed in baseball gear, including Ansel Adams, that also gets good money now



And trying to complete a Topps 1971 set of Topps Winners, photos of kids who won a send away contest, is near impossible and expensive today

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=238196

Not sure about the future of the Easter Bunny but there is a cheaper Topps Santa issue

http://www.beckett.com/news/2016-top...s-holiday-set/
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Scott--I am not familiar with the Topps employee autograph cards you mention but in 1970 Topps put out a set featuring their employees that now goes for decent money

http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/...-woody-gelman/

And in 1975 they helped a guy put out a set of Photographers all dressed in baseball gear, including Ansel Adams, that also gets good money now



And trying to complete a Topps 1971 set of Topps Winners, photos of kids who won a send away contest, is near impossible and expensive today

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=238196

Not sure about the future of the Easter Bunny but there is a cheaper Topps Santa issue

http://www.beckett.com/news/2016-top...s-holiday-set/

Those are pretty cool! However, there is something about Topps charging collectors for what they do and pulling a marketing assistant's autograph in lieu of a sports star or celebrity - or manufactured bunny fur LOL (I can't believe I just said manufactured bunny fur). I'm all for collecting what people care to collect, but stuff like that has made me narrow my collecting focus over the years.

By the way, is that THE Ansel Adams or a relative of his. If so that would be damn neat. Thanks for sharing those.
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