This will I'm sure piss you off!
Topps stated on a large collector website that the reason behind the Five Star Club, " it was aimed at their "most passionate, hard-core, heaviest collectors".
MOST PASSIONATE? So I don't make a million a year, does that make me less passionate? I spend a hell of a lot of money for what my family brings in to buy Topps cards! HARD CORE? Is our card company now dealing in porn standards now? What are we, SOFT CORE collectors?
What needs to happen, us bloggers need to start a grass roots boycott of the exclusive deal Topps has with the MLB, and let not only the MLB but Topps now that we "NORMAL" collectors are some of the MOST PASSIONATE, HARD-CORE collectors out there. We may not be able to buy thousands of dollars per case, but it is US collectors who buy the crap these "Heavest Collectors" sell on COMC and Ebay.
Topps, it isn't about how much money one spends on cards that makes them a TRUE COLLECTOR, it is our LOVE and DEVOTION that year after year we put up with crap like this. You may have those heavy pocket collectors, but I 100% guarantee if it wasn't for us dads, sons, husbands, wife's and kids who buy your retail crap, you wouldn't be in business!
If you are a blogger or want to join the cause to purge the smug smell out of the hobby, please email me, message, comment, or whatever, and in coming days we will get together a site devoted to getting other companies like Paninni and Upper Deck back into the MLB, because it is clear Topps is out of control. Also go to my first blog post about this a few days ago and print out the application, ask Topps for a waiver for the $10,000 and write a 500 word essay any way. If you are one of those collectors who have tens of thousands of dollars on baseball cards, I'm sure you can afford a few extra autographs.
BEWARE FELLOW BLOGGERS, TOPPS IS WATCHING US!!!! BEWARE WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT THE MIGHTY TOPPS COMPANY! JUST LOOK AT THEIR MEMBERSHIP RULES...NO FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.
I guess the one thing that makes me the maddest is giving free things to people who can afford it...and if I am going to spend my hard earned money on Topps cards and if I don't like them, I don't to be worried that big brother Topps is reading my blogs or Facebook pages.
Topps is like the government, take from the poor collectors,
and give the rich collectors!