"Topps is confirming that it randomly inserted special “BLACK” cards (the entire front of the card is black except for player image) in 2009 Topps Baseball Series 1 $19.99 value boxes found at Wal-Mart.Ok, so they are a stealth retail parallel. Ok, I can see that. There have been plenty of retail exclusive parallel cards in the past with every manner of border and foil color and gimmickry. This is what I don't understand.
"The exclusive limited edition set includes each of the 330 subjects found in the 2009 Topps Series 1 Base Set."
WHY THE SMEG ARE THERE ENTIRE BLASTERS OF THE STUFF??!?!
Seriously, dude! Insert one per pack! Maybe a special 'bonus pack' of all black cards! But the entire freaking blaster?!? What are they thinking???
I'm heading to the card shop for some recon work. Heritage is pushed 'till at least Friday but I will not come home empty handed.