Here, have a look for yourself at these cut out cards.
While it was interesting looking at those cards and even more enjoyable poking fun at them, today I saw something even worse. Someone paid $27 for a blank piece of cardboard.
This was brought to my attention by a listener of my radio show. When I clicked the link, I thought it was a joke. Misprints happen all of the time. You could have the wrong back or the wrong front printed on a card, or you might have the back be printed upside down, but whatever the case, lots of errors happen.
But this one, I mean look at that description, it's a 1/1, it's a SP, heck it is a SSP, and its not just blank on the back, it's TOTALLY blank on both freakin' sides. Someone call the card police, its ON!
Ok, this is where I get a little pissy. You see with all the gimmicks that Ginter has, and the fact that they made a card of the Invisible Man, is it really out of the question that this is legit? Will people be thinking it's a clue for the Ginter code, or printed using invisible or glow in the dark ink, or something else? No, I bet that's exactly what the people that bid this error card up were thinking.
Well, I went directly to Topps to find out about this 1/1 TOTALLY blank card and it turns out it's not anything they claim to know about and they questioned its authenticity. Here's a quote from the @ToppsCards Twitter account, "not sure its real, could be misprint, i know we did the invisible man auto, but this was not planned, assuming its real!"
Either way, this is what we're coming to. Paying 1/4 of the price of a box of cards for a blank piece of cardboard. I wonder if the buyer would be interested in a 500-count box of blocker cards?
What are your thoughts, love to hear em. Are you the completest that NEEDS this card, the collector that thinks it's a conspiracy driven by crazy gimmicks, the one that makes fun of stuff like this, or the one that doesn't give a crap?