Saturday, April 11, 2009

Why Does the Industry Side of the Hobby Insist on Beating a Dead Horse?

Coming May 4th will be yet another product that includes manufactured letter cards. This time Bowman is getting in on the gimmick with Draft Picks and Prospects Football. These letter patch cards are a hobby element whose time has come and gone. It's still really cool when they are game used but completely useless when they are not.

It really is amazing how the talking heads in suits sitting at a round-table product development planning session, simply recycle the same old crap with each new product. No wonder there is a glaring lack of innovation and creativity eminating from the manufacturers. It must be very frustrating for those employees to have their original ideas squashed for the sake of the bottomline.

Please . . .stop making these stupid inserts.


Thomas said...

An autographed manufactured letter patch vs. a tiny swatch of "event-worn" white jersey....

For the life of me, I don't understand why people feel the need to whine about these. You whine about sticker autos because they aren't on the card. Then you whine about auto letter patches because the jerseys they came from aren't game-worn. If the companies had the players hand-autograph cards that DIDN'T have letter patches on them, you'd be ecstatic. But because the players are hard-signing a card that has a letter patch on it instead of just regular cardboard, you're whining up a storm.

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

Because they are incredibly lame.

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