you're fired, you are the weakest link, goodbye, you have been voted off the island, insert horrible horrible cliche and/or over used catch phrase here.
Your baseball products suck, well except Masterpieces and arguably heroes because of the auto/jersey checklist, but the base cards, oh the base cards and too many parallels.
If MLB decides to give out an exclusive deal, I hope it's to Topps. In saying that, I have to forgive the sucktatude that was 2008 Stadium Club and the horrific hits that lurk in Heritage, but overall Topps handed you your ass this year and you've got nothing. Its not like you did anything in the past few years either, its just that Topps had gimmicked its way onto a lot of shitlists. This year, you have essentially hit the repeat button on last year and you didn't have anything that compelling. I swear that people buy your baseball product out of obligation or sheer boredom.
Regardless, your list of failures is too long to recite, but your list of successes is so small and you won't stop putting out filler. SPX, documentary, spectrum, X, timelines and on and on and it keeps on going. I know my baseball collecting would be much simpler without you, just as it was in 89. Although your 89, 90, and 91 sets are some of my all time favorites, but you're 92 set that I swear was printed on pure gloss. Since then, collectors choice? Black Diamond?, blah blah blah.
Think about this, do you have anything to compete with heritage or Allen and Ginter? OPC is a nice try, except YOU RIPPED OFF TOPPS' DESIGN. Maybe not legally as I haven't had a chance to read the contracts or the complaint, but you know what you did. Ethically, that's bullshit and you know it.
I could keep talking, but I won't.
Wait, I do have one more thing. Ballpark collection? What kind of crap is that. How many square yards of single color jersey material did you have laying around anyway? I guess the secondary market on these cards really tells the story.