Friday, December 8, 2017

Super Duper Size

So when I blogged about the 5x7 Topps cards of Luis Torrens I acquired, I received a comment from Once A Cub who told me that Topps also sold 10x14 sized posters of the 2017 flagship cards.

Naturally I was crushed. For one thing, who the hell wants a 10x14 card? For another thing, those fuckers are expensive.


And being the idiot that I am I bought one.

The Black Friday sale allowed me to get the base card above for half off (which was later made up by shipping fees and state taxes).


The base version is limited to 99 copies and actually handwritten on the lower left hand corner.


The back is blank. And in a way I'm disappointed. I often ignore backs because Topps sure doesn't care about them, but in this case I would've liked to see them print the back too.


And naturally I put the 10x14 with it's brethren, in order you can see the 10x14, the 5x7, the standard size and the mini. Unfortunately I don't have the mini base yet so the blue parallel will have to be the placeholder for now.

I've talked shit about the card a lot this post but it was all worth it to see what these different sizes look all together.

There is another parallel of this 10x14, a gold 1/1. I did briefly think of getting it but it's price (even at 50% off) is insane. Like, seriously, I have a limit for how much I'm willing to spend on a card if it's not autographed, let alone if it's hard as shit to store. And that's before we get to the opportunity cost.

Still though, if I weren't so burnt out by parallels and these varying sizes I'd totally be all in on a revival of Topps Micro so that the mini has a card to hold. Oh no, I just gave Topps an idea didn't I? What have I done?!

As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).

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    1. It'd probably be some online exclusive bullshit though.

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  2. I'm going to create and billboard size Torrens card just so you have to buy it from me.

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    1. If it's a custom by you, then I have no obligation to buy it ;).

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  3. Oh... Once A Cub did tell me about theses in an e-mail. He called them posters and I assumed they were REALLY BIG. I didn't realize they were only 10" by 14". Still hard to store and pricey... especially for not having a back. I'll have to think about a Vogelbach.

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    1. They were like 50% off for the Thanksgiving break but they skyrocketed back to full value.

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  4. Can't imagine a lot of collectors trying to chase down a 10x14 copy of this card. Maybe you'll luck out and Topps will destroy the overstock and you'll end up having a 1/1 anyways.

    And I'd be in favor of bringing back the Topps Micro cards. Loved those lil' guys.

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    1. If Topps can get the 1/1 down to maybe the late-teens/early 20's I might go for it. Anything above $25 though is an instant no.

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  5. Bring back the micros....and maybe market them in a way that they are fun to chase! Crazy big cards, like storing an uncut sheet.

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    1. Ooh, uncut micro sheets would be fun. Maybe proliferate ones so it's easy to take them apart?

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  6. These are under their "posters" section so I guess it kind of makes sense they don't have a back. Glad it didn't come rolled!

    I didn't pull the trigger myself but will the next sale I see. The 1/1 I was eyeing made it through the sale but then a few days later was gone so I guess somebody paid full price for it. Weird.

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    1. Oh I see they're considered posters. Still can't see someone paying $100 or even $50 for a poster though. Maybe I'm the dumb for that :P.

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