First it was Transmogrifier only, then you could also get it in a factory set, finally Topps relented to put it in the Updates set. After all that, most of us just didn't care.
However, the Update set finally arrived a while back and we're all starting to pull the damnable things. I have been unfortunate enough to pull two, one in a hobby pack and another in the first retail rack I saw. My question:
Is this thing short printed? Normal printed? Double printed?
I suppose I could just go to BaseballCardPedia and find out for myself, but that would be too easy. Also it would ruin the premise of this post, and lord knows I've had enough problems posting lately. I ask mainly because I a) pulled two of those abominations and b) both times they were the last card before the inserts popped up. That ethereal region between worthless base and mega mojo often harbors such rare beasts such as variations, parallels or just plain short prints.I mean, if it was the second or fifth card in the pack, then sure, just a crummy base card. When it hangs around the high-class part of town it makes me wonder. It's probably just a base card with an insert card price tag. Besides, Topps most likely gimmicked the gimmick with a pie in the face or the ghostly head of Shirley Hemphill peering over Stevie's shoulder for super gimmick shenanigans. Can't have too much of a
Anybody want my dupe? It's got a ding in the corner and I left it in my car which is currently at the shop, but if you really want a dinged quasi-rookie card of a pitcher with a bum arm I'll PWE it to you once I get my car back.