Razor Entertainment Group has purchased the exclusive rights to #1 overall Draft Pick, Tim Beckham of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. What that means is that you won’t see him in anything but Razor products until he gets his Big League call-up. They have also acquired the rights to future Marlins catcher Kyle Skipworth and #22 pick, Reese Havens.
On their website it mentions this about Beckham, “This means his most desirable, highly collectible cards will only be available in Razor brand products until he makes the Majors!”. If this turns out to be the case, Topps & the Bowman brand could be in serious trouble. Skipworth and Havens don’t have a huge following just yet but collectors will always go nuts for the #1 guy, especially when it comes to Bowman Chrome Autographs and now they won’t be available.
Is this a sign of actual competition in the prospects scene? Donruss Elite Extra Edition were beautiful cards but rarely sold for more than Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects. Just Minors have some of the ugliest cards around so no competition there but what about Razor? Hopefully Razor Entertainment will hook Wax Heaven up with some promo shots of their upcoming baseball release.