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Fenway
03-01-2007, 10:12 AM
http://i17.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/8e/bd/bb4d_1.JPG

http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/186411
NEW YORK–Derek Jeter drew quite a crowd for this at-bat – U.S. President George W. Bush waving in the stands, Mickey Mantle studying from the dugout.

Made for a perfect picture on Jeter's new baseball card. Of course, the game never happened.

Instead, this Topps triple play was just someone's idea of a visual gag. It was a card trick – somebody at the company produced it through digital manipulation.

esbrechtel
03-01-2007, 10:14 AM
That looks like the WORST photoshop ever!

DarkHorse35
03-01-2007, 12:13 PM
It would have been better on some no-name player as it probably wouldn't have been caught as quickly.

ewokpelts
03-01-2007, 12:17 PM
Apparently, it was a gag one of the staffers pulled that passed through production accidentally.

Even though it's NOT RARE, people on ebay are selling them for $100+

oh, and bush is missing an arm!

ewokpelts
03-01-2007, 01:15 PM
BTW,
Mantle is Topps Exclusive.
And Etopps will be launching a set of presidential cards later this spring.

So even though this was a "gag", it helps promote other topps interests.

ILuvThatDuck
03-01-2007, 11:38 PM
http://i17.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/8e/bd/bb4d_1.JPG

http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/186411
NEW YORK–Derek Jeter drew quite a crowd for this at-bat – U.S. President George W. Bush waving in the stands, Mickey Mantle studying from the dugout.

Made for a perfect picture on Jeter's new baseball card. Of course, the game never happened.

Instead, this Topps triple play was just someone's idea of a visual gag. It was a card trick – somebody at the company produced it through digital manipulation.

If you look closely you can see someone behind a grassy knoll:redneck

ondafarm
03-01-2007, 11:51 PM
Well, a) I hate Jeter, he wouldn't hit his dress size if he had to play in a different uniform.

b) That is lousy photoshop work. I mean if it looked good it might be passable, but this one just sucks.

Medford Bobby
03-02-2007, 12:03 AM
:smile: Wow, it took a while for this OLD story to hit WSI. The story broke nationally Tuesday and the card sold for a much as $370.00 on Ebay before falling back to the near 25 dollars currently. Many cards went over 200 bucks for what is a real easy common card to find....:?:

Can't be too hard to find if I pulled one out of the first pack of the year for me last Sunday...........:o:

ewokpelts
03-02-2007, 06:51 AM
:smile: Wow, it took a while for this OLD story to hit WSI. The story broke nationally Tuesday and the card sold for a much as $370.00 on Ebay before falling back to the near 25 dollars currently. Many cards went over 200 bucks for what is a real easy common card to find....:?:

Can't be too hard to find if I pulled one out of the first pack of the year for me last Sunday...........:o:i pulled the red back parallel in my third pack

itsnotrequired
03-02-2007, 06:59 AM
Clay Luraschi of Topps talks about the card and the baseball card business in general on MLB Radio. Interview starts about halfway through.

http://dds.mlb.com/2007/daily/030107_mlbr.mp3

ewokpelts
03-04-2007, 05:17 AM
I had one of these. I put it up on ebay overnight. one cent starting bid, with a $20 buy it now. it took less than 2 hours to sell.....and that's with people selling cards at lower prices and plenty of boxes out there.

The card that'll REALLY be worth money is the corrected one(only in the factory sets).
I plan on cracking a factory set and getting the jeter graded. The one with bush and mantle has a print run of close to a million(when you factor in variants). And I wouldnt be suprised if the card is included in the Opening day product(which is due to ship any week now).
Gene

Frontman
03-04-2007, 07:19 AM
When I first heard of the card, I was intriqued to see it. Seeing it now, I'm not so impressed. Meh.

Neat idea, not executed well, sadly.

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