Perhaps I just don't read enough blogs.
That's probably the case.
One of my beefs with the whole thing is that Topps actually had the balls to have begun taking pre-orders on the set without so much as a checklist. I even sent a tweet their way, requesting a link to a checklist- but have never received a reply. Sorry boys, but I'm not going to plunk down a Benjamin on some set that, aside from about three rookies, contains a bunch of 'mystery' players.
Taking inspiration from the aforementioned Robert, I have decided to throw out a "Screw You Topps' 100 Card Challenge." Some of my rules will differ from those of Robert, while others will be the same.
- I will not begin to receive cards until the week of November 6th-same as when the Topps set will ship.
- I, too, will scour the web for 100 cards, one of which must be an autograph
- Of the other 99 cards, 1 must be a RC of a former uber-hyped prospect, along with a handful of other Rookie Cards: both lower and mid-level prospects.
- Also included in that century mark must be an aging veteran or two (or three) who was acquired at-or right before-the trade deadline.
- Since my card allowance is about half of that of $30 A Week, I will be trying to spend as little as possible-thus showing Topps that, for my collector dollar, there are much better deals to be had out there.
- I will be posting updates on my purchases, as well as a final post at the end of the challenge which will give all the bloody details. A tweet to Topps with a link of final results will follow.
Finally, as tempting as it might be, I haven't ruled out the purchase of Topps cards during this challenge. I will do my darnedest to not buy any Topps, but there's still many on my wantlist...