Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Topps NOW Temptation

Last night I was watching the Reds game and saw Scooter Gennett become the first Reds player in history to hit 4 home runs in a game. Immediately, I hoped there would be a Topps NOW card of ol' Scooter's historic feat and sure enough, late this afternoon, this popped up on Topps' website:

There have been times before that I've considered purchasing a Topps NOW card, even as recently as this year when they issued some NOW cards of the Hardy Boys returning and the Undertaker retiring at WrestleMania. However, I ended up not pulling the plug and buying either one.

This one I'm really tempted to get. However the back of it is just a simple picture of Scooter doing a curtain call and makes no mention of him becoming the first Reds player ever to accomplish the rare four-homer feat. See below:

I kind of wish that it had a sentence or two on the back about the historic feat but alas, that's not to be. I'm still considering if I should drop the $10 on the card as, to me at least, that's a lot for just one card. At least the shipping is free. Now, I just need to figure out if my card budget will allow it.


  1. Do it!! I do agree that it would be nice if Topps put more info somewhere on the card that highlights the achievement that warranted them getting a Topps Now card...but they are what they are...and that is beautiful cards in hand. Being a Reds fan, this is the perfect opportunity to grab a card from your team.

  2. Check eBay. Sellers get them in bulk and put them up for $6-7, free shipping.

  3. It would have been better if on the front they said 1st Reds player to hit 4 HRs instead him being the 17th MLB player.

    Also like Matt said above, check eBay. Better prices and better service.

  4. I second what Matt said, you can usually save a few bucks going the eBay route!

  5. eBay is the way to go for single NOW purchases.