Grand Cards: Official Topps Response

Monday, July 20, 2009

Official Topps Response

Regarding our beloved "Black" and "Throwback" cards:

Due to an overwhelming response from our customers, we adapted the Series 2 product to include 2 black or throwback parallel packs, depending on the specific blaster exclusive. We always strive to take the customer opinions into account and develop our products in ways that will assist as many of our customers as possible. Unfortunately, we do not have any plans to release all black or throwback blasters at Target or Walmart currently for Series 2.[ed: emphasis mine] We will, of course, forward any information or suggestions that you have in regards to these products to the brand management teams for review and consideration for future product.

I've got a crazy day at work today, but I wanted to get this out here. I'll be writing a full commentary on all of this, most likely to be posted on the Cardboard Connection.


  1. I just got the same email - and posted my thoughts on my blog. Disappointing for sure, and borderline idiotic on their part if they expect collectors will buy roughly a hundred blasters to complete the parallel sets.

  2. That's a shame. I was looking forward to our blaster break.

  3. You mean "people" actually said that they're willing to spend more money just to get their hands on these "special cards"?

    What "people" did Topps talk to that they decided to do it this way??! I'd like to meet them!!! Not to do anything rash, just to ask...



    JayBee Anama