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I usually don't complain, but Topps should be ashamed about this after I paid $100 for this box:

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You know i'm laughing my head off but i do truly feel sorry for you. Shake Head

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Unless this one is redone over and over, I'd still say the Waterhouse monkey from Indy Heritage is worse (possibly because I fell victim to it, so it's personal).

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Posts: 1150 | Location: Nanaimo, BC | Registered: November 17, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Unless this one is redone over and over, I'd still say the Waterhouse monkey from Indy Heritage is worse (possibly because I fell victim to it, so it's personal).


The Waterhouse sketches were awful, but those boxes went for $35 - $40. To pull that piece of garbage from a $100 box is a disgrace. Twak
 
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Sketches are subjective to one's own taste. I don't think Shum's mother would give this house room. I can only think that Topps quality control is on a permanent vacation. I've just been to a 4 year-olds birthday party and he was turning out better on his etch-a-sketch. I suggest you bend the corner and send it back for a replacement (as a damaged card) Mad
 
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I usually don't complain, but Topps should be ashamed about this after I paid $100 for this box:


Why does this guy even put his name to these sketches? He should be ashamed.

Maybe he should buy $ 100 worth of gas and someone give him an empty tank.

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I usually don't complain, but Topps should be ashamed about this after I paid $100 for this box:


Oh man, that is just wrong to insert that in a $100 box of cards. Or any box, for that matter. Shake Head

I guess Topps reasoning is the same as with their sports product: maybe you'll pull a game used/auto of a star player but more than likely you'll pull a utility player. And in some instances, you'll pull a guy who bounces between the majors and triple A. It's all fair (in their minds) when you buy a box because it's just a roll of the dice...

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Sorry man, but I'm laughing along with Wolfie. I know how upset I get when I pull a less then desirable sketch from a box I paid a fair amount of money for, so I sympathize whole heartedly with you. I won't mention any recent set's names here, but after seeing what's being offered on E-bay from them I am SO glad I didn't buy any of the boxes. I just watch the auctions closely, and if I see a sketch I like I pounce on it. To me, that's the best way to get a sketch to one's liking.
 
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I usually don't complain, but Topps should be ashamed about this after I paid $100 for this box:

Wow! That belongs in TWS' book of shame. I paid $75 once for a marvel box that was equally as bad. I erased the sketch and let my 8 year old niece draw a frog for me on the card...I still have it. Sorry, Batman.

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The Waterhouse sketches were awful, but those boxes went for $35 - $40. To pull that piece of garbage from a $100 box is a disgrace. Twak


That's true, but Galactic Files also has another hit and other stuff. With my two boxes of Indy Heritage (which price combined was comparable to one box of GF), the Waterhouse was my only sketch or autograph. Anomaly, yes.

And I'm not justifying this sketch either. It's a shame. Collector standards have come a long way in the last handful of years. True quick "sketches" aren't what anyone wants now and they hurt products that have them.

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Certainly not a good pull, but probably consistent with what Topps paid to acquire it; 1.50$. Those amounts don't inspire a load of creativity...that's the bad side of the market.

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Not a Star Wars guy.
What character is that total lack of effort supposed to represent?

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What character is that total lack of effort supposed to represent?


This is Hammerhead from the cantina in A New Hope

 
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Nerd.

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No product charging $100 should contain something like that - the artist should be ashamed that they have produced such dross. BUT Topps will say that is 1 sketch per box. Funny how you NEVER see these in the adverts for cards - just the nice ones.
The funny thing is we see lots of nice sketches where the artist hasn't signed the card - yet this one has no shame and you can see the name as clear as anything - probably takes longer to sign the name than it does to produce the sketch Big Grin
 
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I don't suppose that Topps is even worried about the possibility that a newcomer to the hobby has found a similar card in their box and will now not buy another box of cards from them.

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I have a number of Shum from LOTR of similar quality, Topps will keep letting these into their product as they don't give a XXXX as long as people keep buying the product.
 
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I think I have a Lady Death 'doodle' somewhere that's actually worse then your sketch. The dealer did NOT want to sell it to me, even for $5, it is so bad. But I talked him into it.
 
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Wow, that's sad. So that means that anybody could be a sketch card artist for Topps. With Christmas coming up, I could use a part time job.



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It's sketches like this that make me glad I'm not a sketch card guy.

I'm thinking of having my daughter's 1st grade class do some drawings that I can send into Topps for their next sketch cards.
 
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