On Monday, @ToppsFB ran a Twitter contest awarding some football product to a one of their followers. They were looking for followers to play "GM for a Day" and provide them three WR's they would look at in the 2013 NFL Draft. With visions of a couple of packs of Supreme in my head, I replied to this tweet with my choices of Cordarrelle Patterson (Tennessee), Tavon Austin (West Virginia) & Justin Hunter (Tennessee).
There was no right or wrong answer, Topps was simply going to randomly select a winner from all eligible entries; and I happened to win. On Tuesday, I received a message that some packs of 2012 football were on the way. At that point I figured that my dreams of Supreme were just that, and I'd get a couple of packs of 2012 Topps flagship.
When I got home from work yesterday I found that they had FedEx'd a small box to me that contained 6 packs of 2012 Topps. No, it's not their newest product. No, it's not expensive. But you can't look a gift horse in the mouth. After dinner, I opened those packs and it reminded me of why Topps base products are so solid year after year, across baseball and football. Clean design, some throwback stuff and even a memorabilia card. It's the perfect mix for a low-cost product and it should be the go-to answer for anyone who complains that the hobby is too expensive for kids these days.
So thanks Topps, for running this promotion and for reinforcing why I've loved your products for nearly three decades. I look forward to 2013 Topps football and hope that someday you will have NBA & NHL licenses again.