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Monday, June 30, 2008

eTopps is very generous

Ever since I lost my mind and tried (unsuccessfully) to buy an eTopps card a while back, Topps has been spamming me with their latest 'IPO' each week. I never bothered to unsubscribe or block the e-mails partly because I'm lazy and partly because I had it in the back of my head to snap up a Brave next time one came around. Well they finally offered a Brave this week:

Woohoo, Brandon Jones. I guess they waited until he got called up due to Kotsay and Diaz hitting the DL to release this card. It's numbered to 499, costs $7.50 just for the honor of paying Topps to hold the thing, and I probably won't get it anyway because all the high roller dealers will snap them up. I'm so sad. I'll never get a Brandon Jones card that exists only online. Oh wait, I do have a Brandon Jones card that exists only online! It's right here in this post! And I didn't have to pay for it or nothin! Thanks Topps, this eTopps thing is great, keep sending the e-mails!

Hey look, now I have two of them! Anyone want to trade? Nobody right click -> save or anything, that would be cheating...


William Noetling said...

You're better off picking up the Braves eTopps that you want on their eBay market place and then spending the dough to have them shipped to you. There ARE actual cards that you are purchasing, Topps is just holding them for you. Shipping one card is $4.25, BUT you can ship multiples for much, much cheaper.

Just a couple weeks ago I bought a Vlad Guerrero 2004 eTopps online for like a buck - had it shipped the same day I claimed it from eTopps, and it was there in like 2 days in fantastic packing. Plus the card is really, really nice.

I don't recommend buying and holding eTopps, but I do recommend buying and having them shipped.

William Noetling said...

Oh yeah, plus this gentleman seems to have all the right info for etopps.