Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Anniversary Honus

Between now and 2011 marks the 100th year anniversary of one of the most famous, rare, and valuable trading cards in history.
The Honus Wagner T-206

It's hard to believe that 7 years have already passed since Topps paid tribute to this cardboard classic with the release of an updated version of the set in 2002.

With many collectors a little burned out on Allen & Ginter, I think it would be a no brainer for Topps to produce a T-206 set this year.

The mainstream press is going to pick up on the Honus Wager 100 year story at some point this year and if Topps were to include original buyback cards in the product including an original T-206 Honus Wagner, imagine the the free PR and buzz that they would benefit from. This product would easily sell out on pre-order and retailers would see strong demand and a solid price point for boxes. Secondary market value would be strong as well because of new entrants into the market from casual fans, newer entrants to the market, and T-206 aficionados.

2 comments:

Dave - Fielder's Choice said...

Topps is pretty committed to Allen & Ginter though. Remember, they have to produce a card of the guy who "cracked the code" last year in the 2009 A&G set...

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

argghhh f@^#%in gimmicks.

Well the anniversary technically runs through 2011 so . . .

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