E-Sylum reader Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean forwarded this Sports Collectors Digest article. Topps is planning to give away U.S. paper money inside packs of baseball cards, including $500 and $1,000 billsCollectors love to rip open new packs of cards. Will they dare rip open the card itself? Topps is hoping to tempt some of them with one of its upcoming products.
Topps Treasury Basketball, which will go live the week of Sept. 29, will offer one autographed card and one Rip card in every 18-pack box. The Rip cards bring back the card-within-a-card concept that has been tried a few times in the hobby in the past, but this time Topps is upping the ante by offering some very tempting possibilities within the Rip card.
There will be no debating the value of the other insert cards titled, Theyre Money. Actual $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000 bills will be inserted into the Rip cards. A total of 429 cards will contain some form of cash.
So where will they get the $500 and $1,000 bills, which haven't been produced for decades? -EditorTo read the complete article, see: There's Money in Topps Rip Cards...Literally (http://www.sportscollectorsdigest.com/article/ripcards/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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