Friday, February 17, 2012

An Open Letter to Topps

Dear Topps,
  How does it feel to have sold your soul by offering up Gary Carter items from your Vault the day after the Hall of Fame player/World Class individual died? You try to disguise this greed in the name of charity by offering 10% of proceeds to the Gary Carter Foundation, but you're not fooling anyone. I even gave you the benefit of the doubt, thinking that perhaps there was a zero left out of the percentage, until I visited your Topps Online store, which states "A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Gary Carter Foundation." Yes- a very small portion. This is something that I would expect from scumbags on eBay looking to turn a quick buck, not from a company which has played such an important part in not only the hobby, but in the game of baseball itself.  I implore you to undo this outrageous act-give 100% of proceeds to the foundation, get out of the business of profiting off the death of individuals, and fire the ass who came up with this idea.


  1. Great post. I love debating this topic (selling memorabilia of athletes immediately after their death) and plan to write my feelings down in a future post. In terms of Topps... I think you're right, it would have been nice if Topps would have donated more than 10%.

  2. Wow, that does seem to be very poor timing/bad judgement on the behalf of Topps. Wow.