Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Cardboard Treasure" to air on MLB Network

Thanks to Chris Harris for posting the info!  I thought I would share it here as well.

On Tuesday, March 29, MLB Network will air a "special" called "Cardboard Treasure" - A 60-year history of Topps and how it has been the epicenter of the baseball card industry. (quote from MLB Network).  The show airs at 10pm EST, 9pm CST.

Topps as the "epicenter?"  Hmm, I gotta watch it just to see how badly this show kisses Topps' rear-end.  Hmm, I wonder if they will cover the FIRST monopoly Topps had for the card industry and then the latest monopoly they enjoy these days.  Will they talk about the manner in which they forced the other card companies out of MLB licensing contract renewals?  Will they talk about the junk they've been trying to peddle at insanely high prices?  Will they talk about the re-hash of brands gone-by?  Will they talk about the awful photos of recent sets?  Of course not.  You see, this is Topps 60th Anniversary.  We will look back at the good ol' days, skip over the 90's and jump ahead to the days of game-used inserts, autographs, etc.

While I do think some of the show will be worth watching, I have a feeling that watching an hour-long Topps infomercial will provide for some gut-churning nausea.  And for that, I will be watching for sure.