The 1971 Topps retro cards are dead, dead, dead though. Upper Deck should have saved themselves the hassle and just called this 2009 Fleer. Here are the early reports and pack rips, check it out for yourself.
A Pack To Be Named Later: 1 pack
Crackin' Wax: 4 packs
Long Fly Ball To Because... with comparison of the promised '71 Topps design with the actual black border parallels.
The design reminds me just a bit like '76 Topps. The 600 card set in six card packs with bloody short prints is just a rip off. Put it in 10 card packs, kill the SPs and call it Fleer and you might have something I'd buy. Right now, it appears that I might buy a pack or two out of curiosity but not much more than that.
Update: Reaction from the Canadian collectors who were once so proud that their heritage was reborn, but now their hopes have been cruelley dashed much like their dreams of a functioning Parlaiment.
Trader Crack is upset by the 'bait and switch' and I can't blame him. This stuff had to have been printed weeks ago and there was no indication from Upper deck that the '71s they showed off prominently on their pre-sell sheets were nixed. This is really no better than Topps' Mayo shenanigans (I want my McLovin autograph dammit!).
Waxaholic is not so much upset as in Berzerker mode. Remember in A Christmas Story when the dogs broke in and ate the turkey and the dad yelled "GGGDDDDMMMNNN BBBMMMPPSSSSSEESSSS1!!!!!!"? Yeah, he's that mad.