Man, I just watched a dull heavyweight championship boxing fight. It was 12 rounds with very little action between both fighters except for occasional spurts here and then. Oh by the way, I LOVED IT! Yes, while I do blog like a madman about baseball and baseball cards, no other sport gets me the way boxing does. It truly is a “sweet science”, unlike mixed martial arts, which is just street fighting with the occasional wrestling hold here and there.
While there has never been a shortage of baseball cards, it seems like boxing has never quite taken off in the sports card world, in a market where even wrestling cards have begun to catch fire. Why is that? Who wouldn’t want to pull a Mike Tyson event-worn boxing glove, a Rocky Marciano cut autograph, or a Muhammad Ali fight-worn robe? While there have been instances where boxing cards were released nationally, today it is a dead medium, much like the sport itself. Luckily, the very brand that brought me back into collecting after a decade, Topps Co-Signers, is planning to do something about it by releasing what almost looks like a co-sport 2008 release. You can check out the preview, which I wrote about two months ago.
I for one can’t wait. I might even do two boxes instead of my usual one for this product. I just hope none of the cards look anything close to this monstrosity, released two years before my birth by Guiness, the same people who keep track of all the world’s freaks of nature. Someone actually has the card on eBay, which you can keep a track of by going here.
P.S – whoever created this piece of art should find a new career.