May 31, 2013

Metal (Has Been) Legends Trading Cards

Topps is well known for making baseball trading cards for many decades, and now have also added a series of "metal" cards as well. AI think they should be sticking to producing cards of pitchers, catchers, shortstops and those Hannibal Lecter looking dudes with those masks on. Their knowledge of metal is not worth the ink they're printing these cards on.

If they're trying to get the young jocks into metal, they're going to have to try a bit harder, not just dusting off names of 80s performers who are vastly in retirement-mode as Topps have included such "legends" as Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach and Bobbie Brown (the chick in Warrant's 'Cherry Pie' video). WTF?! Seven others appear in this pack, and while the names of Dee Snider and and Scott Ian might be acceptable, the vastly young baseball crowd will scratch their heads and balls with such novelties as Kip Winger and Reb Beach (both from Winger),  Ratt's Stephen Pearcy or Tommy Lee.

Hey, Scott Ian is really pumped about this:
"I was definitely excited, I collected cards as a kid and years ago, in the late '80s, they did these rock cards and I thought that was cool, but to find out I had an actual Topps card, the only way I can describe it is like going from the minors to the majors. I finally made it to the big show."


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