I did get my hands on a code. It was the Roger Maris code card here. Mr. Maris wasn't too kind to me the last time. He unlocked a 1987 Kevin Bass card. But I'm the forgiving sort and thought I'd give Maris another try.
Besides, the code ended in an exclamation point. Are you like me and think that the codes punctuated with exclamation points will unlock better cards?
Well, if you are, divest yourself from that notion. Here is the card that the Maris/exclamation tandem unlocked:
Can you believe the nine cards I have received so far? It's a good thing I am not doing testimonials for this promotion, because I have not seen anyone else redeem more worthless items. I am 9-for-9 in lousy cards. There are people out there who have redeemed ONE code and landed a 1953 card. Meanwhile, I just keep telling myself I'm saving a bundle in shipping charges.
However, this will not deter me from buying 2010 Topps cards. In fact, I just decided today that I will collect the base set again this year. When I find some time, I'll post a want list. I still enjoy the cards quite a bit. The set's too fun not to collect. I feel like I'm depriving myself if I don't collect it.
Here are the highlights out of the latest rack packs:
(I think this was taken during the National League Division Series last year)
(Oh yes, I will be collecting all the Tales of the Game insert cards)
(This is as close as I get to obtaining the actual card. I have no interest in collecting the '62 set).
(But I do have interest in getting this card one day. This insert takes care of my desire for seeing the '71 Munson in perfect shape. I'll pick up a less-perfect copy one day to complete my '71 set).
(A fantastic-looking card)
There are people who have said they don't care for this set. My response to this is: Whaaaaaaa???????
To each there own. I think the cards are cool. I think cards are cool period. Which is why I will continue to enter codes in the promotion in hopes of finding something from the '50s/'60s/early '70s.
Does that make me a sheep or a lemming as some have said? Yeah, I guess. But I don't see the need to apologize for that. I collect cards. That's what I do. This is a fun, new element to collecting cards. How can I find fault with this or with me or anyone for participating in it? What's not to like about this?
It rocks. Even if all I ever get is junk wax.
(OK, Topps, there's your commercial. Now, give me some better codes).