Last week I went and bought a set of 1992 Topps Micro Baseball cards. I had seen them off and on in repacks all the time and just wanted to have them as a set for my personal collection. Price on eBay $2.99 + $2 shipping, happiness when looking at the cards . . .priceless.
My wife even commented saying that if they still made these cards, she would even buy them and she doesn’t even like baseball cards. If you don’t know what I’m talking about here is it pictured with a regular sized baseball card.
The card is roughly 1/6th of a regular card and it has everything printed on it that a regular card would have. I know why these were pulled from the market but I don’t know why they haven’t figured out a way to make them again and package them.
Think about all the mini sets that have come out and how popular mini cards are. From Allan and Ginter to Topps Mayo to Goodwin Champions, people love the mini cards. Go back even further to 1975, and look on eBay, those minis sell like hotcakes. Topps and Fleer even did this in the 80s as well. The big problem as to why they never stick around? Not way to package them. They have all been issued as sets. I think if the big three were to really put their heads together, OK maybe just Topps, they could come up with a great way to market this again. I mean how cool would it be to have a set of 2011 Topps Chome minis? Forget about inserts, hell there isn’t even designing that has to get done, just shrink it.
Of course, the set wouldn’t have many inserts, but who cares? They are minis! Everyone loves mini cards, even your spouse / significant other can get behind these kinds of sets. I mean who wouldn’t want this card:
We could all say awwww . . . how cute. Topps can say awwwww . . . how profitable! What do you say? Bring back the micros? If you are still on the fence, just watch this video: