Sunday, March 14, 2010

First Abe, Now This

First Bush Jr. Then Mantle. Then Abe Lincoln. Now this?

Is that...Yes.

It is!

Little Dolphie!

If you think Topps has crossed some sort of line, they haven't. This one was made by yours truly as a point to show just how ridiculous these type of intentional errors have become, if it wasn't already apparent.

Is Hitler a Yankees fan? Probably no more than Abraham Lincoln was a Cubs fan. If Topps wants to play cutesy in the photo editing programs, why not just do a whole set of these? No short prints. No hidden alternate checklists. Just make a whole set of celebrities popping up in dugouts, century old players playing the field and improbable people in the stands.

I'll even throw out the name. Topps Alternate Reality. Catchy, huh?

I'm very proud that I was able to make Adolph lean against the railing of Yankee Stadium. He even looks like he's cheering for a spectacular play.

17 comments:

Sooz said...

I laughed.

White Sox Cards said...

At least someone did. Thank you for helping me with the whole point of this post. :)

Mr J Mel said...

Very sweet card, and I do believe Hitler would have been a Yankee fan!

Wax Wombat said...

Gahaha - oh boy. It's so terrible and yet silly all at once.

Cardboard Icons said...

Hitler already has a rookie card:

http://cardboardicons.com/2009/01/07/thrift-treasures-part-v-now-youre-playing-with-power/

Core Contrarian said...

You really had me going for a (short) while there.

dogfacedgremlin said...

I agree with J Mel. If Hitler were indeed a baseball fan, he would love him some Yankees.

dfwbuck2 said...

so while searching for abes...did anyone notice the oompa-loompa like fan on russell branyan's card??

AdamE said...

As a Red Sox fan I could sure have fun with this one...

KyleS said...

I don't understand, why would they make a subliminal message so apparent. I think they're stupid and that is racist.
If you're a white sox fan, you might like my predictions for the AL Central I posted today.

Bye

White Sox Cards said...

Kyle, I think you missed the entire point of the post. The card is fake and is a commentary on Topps current practice of hiding political figures (living and dead) and deceased players in the background of current cards as a short print variation.

William said...

Haha, very nice. I still want to see an Apollo Creed Allen and Ginter Card. It will come one day.

White Sox Cards said...

Would you settle for a Goodwin Champions Apollo Creed card?

http://whitesoxcards.blogspot.com/2009/06/apollo-creed.html

Sharpe said...

Had me laughing as well. And I concur with William, an Apollo Creed card would be fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making the point that these silly variation cards are getting ridiculous. It's pretty sad when Topps has to do something like this in order to drum up interest in a product that supposed to be their flagship brand.

John Sharp said...

Always the thinker Steve. How about one for evey team... Cobb in on deck circle at Comerica, Shoeless Joe fielding ball in Comiskey, er, ChiSox Park.

Steve Gierman said...

Actually, John, I think you may have inspired me to create a new custom set. :-)

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