“Thou shall not make baseball cards from press conferences”
I know competition is fierce but sometimes it’s better to let the other company be first rather than put out a horrible product. Case in point, Topps with the very first Manny Ramirez card in a Dodgers uniform. It failed miserably.
Unless the player is a media whore like Curt Schilling for example, he is just going to look uncomfortable and out of place. Who knows what behind the scenes conflict the player is going through at the moment? Just wait till Spring Training and put out the best possible card rather than worry about being first.
This is a direct response to Upper Deck’s first Ken Griffey Jr./Mariners card that is being released in Hobby shops and in 2009 ‘A Piece of History’.
If anyone notices a Griffey Jr. press conference card missing, leave a comment.