Friday, March 1, 2019

Topps Needs To Stop

A card from this year's new set got me thinking, and pushed me down a rabbit hole. Just in case you were curious, since the start of the decade, Topps has given us:

2010 Topps - Cards Your Mom 

Threw Out #CMT-33 

2012 Topps Archives - Reprints #8

2012 Topps Tier One - Clear Rookie 

Reprint Autographs #CRA-DM

2013 Topps- Manufactured 

Rookie Card Patch #RCP-16

2014 Topps - Manufactured Rookie 

Commemorative Patch #RCP-19

2014 Topps - Future Stars 

That Never Were #FS-29

2016 Topps Archives 

65th Anniversary Edition #A65-DM

2016 Topps - Berger's Best #BB-33

2017 Topps - Rediscover Topps #NNO

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic 

- Clearly Authentic Reprint Autographs #CARAU-DM

2018 Topps Archives 

- Topps Rookie History #8

 And now the latest offering....

2019 Topps 

- Iconic Card Reprints - #ICR-15

Topps, you need to stop. Seriously, just stop. 


  1. Hallelujah! Preach it sir! I've been pondering how to search for images of cards like this. It's like an annual ritual (sometimes several times a year) that they have to reprint something. And then the next year they come out with them again like it hasn't happened in years. "Rediscover Topps"? Only if you've lived under a rock for ten years...

  2. Ask Night Owl how many times they've used the '52 Jackie Robinson. It's ridiculous. Topps is officially all out of ideas, and without any competition to push them we're gonna get more Mattingly reprints.

    1. At least with a '52 Robinson, I can see why someone might want a reprint because most of us will never own a real one. I can't understand why anyone wants a reprint of a 1980s (or more recent) card. They aren't even baseball cards to me.

  3. Amen. Topps is just cranking out the useless inserts these days. Greed back by lack of any originality. This is just one of many examples of how they are out of tune with the hobby base.

  4. I like the clear ones and the cloth ones.

    Surprised there's not been a Finest version, with Refractors (the only ones that would seem logical to me in the first place- but I LOVE Refractors)

  5. Oops they missed 2011 and 2015 *Gasp* Yes they need to stop this madness.

  6. We read a lot about the repetition, but it's rare to see them all in one!

  7. Solid take! I completely agree :)

  8. Great post! I'm praying someone over at Topps sees this post (and reads these comments), so they can spread the word that they're ridiculous and some of us are getting tired of their shenanigans.

  9. I've found myself thinking the same thing on numerous occasions, but I never realized the extent of it until I saw this post. Great job.