As I’ve been saying for awhile now, one reason I haven’t bought much baseball products is the lack of veteran autographs. I’m not a prospector. I don’t know who half the little known rookies are when I pull an autograph of theirs from a box. I want players I know for my autograph hits.
My autograph from 2012 Topps Series I was Ian Kennedy. I know who he is. He won 20 games last year. His autograph may not go for much because he’s a Diamondback, but at least he has played in the big leagues and was successful, at least last season.
And finally, Topps has listened to collectors like me. Topps has just announced they have included more veteran/star autographs in upcoming products like 2012 Topps Chrome, 2012 Topps Finest, and 2012 Bowman Platinum.
Some of the additional autographs come from players like Chipper Jones, Ryan Braun, Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp, Albert Pujols, Dustin Pedroia and Robinson Cano, amongst others.
I’m very excited to see some of these additional names and are a great selling point for collectors like me who aren’t into the whole rookie and prospecting phenomenon.
Thank you Topps!