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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Giving eTopps a Try

I've heard a little bit about eTopps but never really looked into it, until I saw this week's offering. Along with Jered Weaver, this week's rookie is Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney. Along with Starlin Castro, Barney represents the Cubs' youth movement and has put up some decent numbers. So far, he is batting .315 with 52 hits and 21 RBIs, and has been pretty impressive on the field. The eTopps issue is a decent looking card, but we'll see how it looks when I get it in hand.

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  1. Thanks for he heads-up I'll be sure to check it out!

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  3. One thing to note is that eTopps can be very internet-y responsive and quick to respond to real world developments--but that's mostly in regards to offering the cards for sale.

    Without fail, it usually takes at least three, sometimes a few more, months to get the cards printed, pass quality control, and then be available to have delivered "in-hand".

    Some folks new to eTopps get upset about having to wait for production and delivery of physical cards. eTopps is a model where the design is to keep these cards in your trade-able electronic portfolio, and that taking delivery would be the exception, rather than the rule.

    The cards are fantastic in-hand, though, and much more fun than many other conventionally sold cards. You also can look at cardtarget.com as a cheap way to add Cubs offered in years past to your portfolio, and then you can take delivery in bulk later.

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