it was heartening to see play at the plate open up about his weakness for manufactured topps vault collectibles the other day, adding his voice to that of condition sensitive regarding the topic. it's a sort of 'emporer's new clothes' moment in which perhaps the raising of the question 'why?' in regards to these gimmicks will lead to their demise. but probably not.
however, in a show of solidarity, i will admit to making purchases from the topps vault in my own moments of weakness. i've already shown two of my color separation proofs in my davey lopes quadfecta post, but i have not previously shown these two items - a pair of 1978 topps dodger team color proofs
here's the first thing i ever bought from the topps vault - a 1978 topps bill russell slick proof
i haven't bought any of the blank back 1/1's - i was tempted last year by the update adam kennedy - and i don't plan to. but i can't change the fact that thrice i have given in to the topps vault's siren song.