September 14, 2011
Boxing cards in baseball: Topps put Manny Pacquiao in another product
Even though 2011 Topps Marquee is supposed to be a baseball product, the company has put in Manny Pacquiao cards. A boxer.
Pacquiao first appeared in Topps cards this year in Allen and Ginter, the type of product Pacquiao cards belong because despite Allen and Ginter being listed as a baseball product, it's really a multi-sport, pop culture issue. Allen and Ginter features baseball players, entertainment figures and other sports stars.
Topps Marquee features veterans, stars and rookies of baseball.
So why a boxer in a baseball product?
This is why.
On the secondary market, Pacquiao's cards will sell for good, if not great prices. So, likely that means that people are going to go after these cards.
But why would Topps have to put this card in the product? Shouldn't it be able sell well enough on its own?
Really, shouldn't it?