Saturday, February 25, 2012

Topps Golden Coins = Snoozefest

I’m disappointed with this year’s Golden Giveaway. I had a lot of fun with the Diamond Giveaway. I wasn’t collecting during the Million Card Giveaway, but I believe it was similar to the Diamond. I didn’t pull anything particularly special last year, although I did unlock a 1955 card which was cool. But even when I unlocked utter crap, it was still fun to try and flip it for something more enjoyable. There was solace in the fact that these were actual cards and could be shipped. They were tangible items.

The gold coins aren’t fun. I unlocked six. Now what? Trade them for other fake coins? The die cuts seem cool, but I didn’t get one. And unless I have more codes, I won’t be getting die cuts. Oh well. I can say that since I entered all of my codes, I have not been back to the site to view trade offers.

Last year, even while I only had commons from the ‘80s in my online portfolio, I still actively checked the site because of the possibility of trade offers. I turned a 1988 common into a card from the ‘70s a bunch of times through a series of trades. It was a challenge. And it was fun.

I know we tend to get upset with Topps staying the same from year to year. This is one year when I wish they actually did.


  1. I thought the original million card giveaway was neat... until I only unlocked cards that nobody in their right mind would want.

    Last year was better, because of the die cuts (and because I had better luck with the vintage cards.)

    I didn't really visit the site unless I had codes to redeem.

    This year's coins promotion? Well, I have two codes & I haven't been to the site to redeem them yet.

    I don't really *want* a web-related promotion with my baseball cards. Put the diecuts in the packs, and skip all of this other nonsense.

  2. You're not kidding on the coins. I don't get it at all.

  3. Ugh. I'll join this conversation to commiserate. I'm the [proud can't go here] owner of a fictional Dustin Pedroia gold coin.

    Need I say more?