Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mmm Leftovers

Yeah, like I said yesterday, pickings are really slim right now for me, as far as cards go. I found this card I got while visiting my brother in Columbia, SC last month.
2010 Upper Deck Matt Wieters. I am and will always be a Topps fan, but, I'm not liking this exclusive deal. Much like the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW, competition is a good thing and it brings out the best in everyone.

I also do not like the fact that Wieters has an exclusive deal with UD, meaning, he doesn't have any Topps cards yet. I'm not sure when that deal ends, I'm sure someone can tell me.

Wieters sure hasn't had the best of years, but he has been hot lately. It looks like he will end the season with a .260 average. Not great, but getting there. I think he will come into his own next year and prove all the scouts and columnists right about his talent and future.


John Bateman said...

I have tried to find info on the net about this - It appears Topps can not put out a card of him until 365 days after he makes his major league appearance (The same goes for Pedro Alvarez notwithstanding minor league cards)- They have exclusive deals with Razor(?), this is the only thing I could find, I don't know if it is right.

William Regenthal said...

You're right!! I misspoke, I totally forgot about Razor. I recall seeing that back in the day when he signed, so, if the 365 is the case, he should be in next year's set. He debuted in May 2009, and series II was already in the works before the 365 was up...