I just saw the pricing info for Topps Tribute.
WOW, JUST WOW!
$235.99/box for SIX packs of FIVE cards!
I guess this is how Topps is going to attract younger collectors (which they stated they were going to do once the news broke that they would have the only MLB license next year)
The cards do look great, and I'll most definitely at least be chasing a few singles. If you haven't seen them already, preview images can be seen at Wax Heaven. As you can see, they prominently feature Topps' world famous shiny foil sticker autographs. In my opinion, this is something a product of this "caliber" should not feature. All cards should hard signed, on card, all of the time. Save the sticker autos for low/mid end sets... PLEASE!
I'm not trying to be overly negative here, but given the current economic climate, and the declining state of the card industry, this does not seem like a responsible set to be releasing right now. Tribute will be even more expensive than the much maligned Triple Threads AND Sterling, which already sport price tags verging on the absurd.
Currently, Topps Tribute is scheduled for an early November release, just in time to capitalize on the holiday shopping feeding frenzy.
Does your wallet feel like a lamb being led to the slaughter yet?
TTM Success - Michael Cuddyer
3 hours ago