Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Topps Football 2010- The VOTC Speaks

Below is a list of questions Topps is soliciting collectors to answer regarding their 2010 products. They are giving away random prizes and you don't have to be a blogger to enter. You can find all the details here.

1. What products from our previous Topps football lines would you like to see us continue or bring back?

This one is easy. Fan Favorites. I love seeing the old school retired players, the greats of the game and legendary Hall of Famers on old Topps designs. Doing this set right would obviously mean ignoring the relics and making sure the autos were hard signed, 2-per box with no more than an $80 price tag and a base set of 200-250 cards.

2. What new products or ideas would you like to see?

I'd really like to see a product incorporate an "audiogram". An embedded MP3 in the card of a player describing a particular winning catch, run, pass, etc. I would buy a product that had no autos or relics but delivered 2-3 of these per box.

What about the idea of using the book type card but when it opens, it unfolds a replica of an NFL stadium, kind of like a pop-up book? It would have to be well designed to not be cheesy but those might be pretty cool.

I've often thought that on a card back instead of the same old bio and stats, a quote from a player's former coach would be cool. So you would have real basic bio info, last year stats and a quote. Real simple, insightful and different.

3. Which 2010 NFL Rookies would you like to see us sign to autograph deals?

All of the first round picks.

4. Regarding our products calendar, which releases would you like to see early in the season, late, etc?

To avoid using the dreaded, "photo-shoot worn" or "event worn" rookie relics any product that is going to be heavy on rookies should be autos only in the first part of the year, thus saving game used reliant product for later in the season.

5. Are there any NFL-related themes, anniversaries, celebrations, etc. you’d like to see featured in our 2010 products?

Not per say, but, it is imperative, regardless of the cost to get Walter Payton into products. Not just cut autos but base and parallel cards. There has been a real lack of his cards on the market the last several years.


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