Do we really need another retro set from Topps? Chicle and Topps 206 were never really a success among collectors; honestly they were just half-assed attempts in the end hoping to drum up some sales dollars from the vintage collectors. Now Topps thinks that Gypsy Queen will help bolster their stale lineup?
Allen & Ginter has run its course; they really need to let the series die with dignity but Topps keeps beating the old horse hoping there is still one more race out of the old gal. I cannot understand why Topps, which has 20 different products this coming year, feels it is necessary to add another retro to the lineup.
Instead of putting out stale products and hoping to tie in to nostalgia why not cut the list down in half and focus on product design instead? Stick to a base series, a mid-level series and a high end product for each licensing. Cut the sticker autographs, gimmick cards, redemptions and parallels and put out a quality lineup, trust me people will buy boxes if the cards look good.