Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stop Destroying Baseball History

This is call for the people in power to stop destroying baseball history and I’m not talking about steroids. I am talking about the people at Topps, Upper Deck and Donruss who continue to think it’s a great idea to take priceless pieces of baseball history and cut them up to put them into a card.
I will admit when I got back into the hobby a little over a year ago and saw these types of cards I was amazed and I still am. It is a great way for a fan to own there own piece of baseball history but where will it stop. Over the years baseball card companies have been notorious for creating an idea that works and reproducing it so much that with in a few years the market is flooded. As a baseball fan I am nervous they will do this with the historical artifacts they own now.
Every year there are multiple sets released that have uniform patches or bat patches from the likes of Joe Jackson, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle. Where do they keep getting this stuff from and do they know that once it’s gone its gone forever? There can only be some many uniforms and bats left from these players why are they being destroyed to be put into baseball cards?
I do think it would be great to own one of these cards but I would much rather see the uniform stay intact and be on display at the Hall of Fame. I don’t know if I could ever be in a room with a Ruth Jersey and a pair of scissors and start cutting.
How do you feel about the historical relic cards? Do you want the companies to continue to produce these cards or maybe just limit the amount they release every year?


  1. I love these types of cards. The Hall of Fame already owns a bunch of jersey and bats from these historic players, and so do other museums throughout the country. The card companies get their memorabilia from private collections. Would you rather a Babe Ruth jersey sit in a rich guy's private collection, or would you rather it be cut up and inserted into hundreds of cards that many fans would be able to own and enjoy?

  2. You are right about the rich guys collection I am just worried the card companies will go overboard.
    Thanks for the comment.