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Attax Football To Include Autographs

Despite being one of Topps biggest sellers, I’ve never paid close attention to the entire Attax line of cards.  I’m not into playing card games and stuff like that, but today I believe Topps took a step in the right direction after they announced they plan to include autographs in their 2010 Topps Attax Football boxes.

Companies have been trying to get children back into The Hobby for years, and I think Topps really has something good going with Attax.  If they were able to get kids hooked on a card game that didn’t include autographs, 2010 Topps Attax Football should get them even more addicted because it will include autographs.  Its a great way to get them interested in other elements of The Hobby, while they still can play the card game they love.  Hopefully this tactic will keep children interested as they get older.

When Attax was first introduced in the United States, I didn’t think it would sell.  I thought it was going to turn into another MLB Showdown.  If Topps could get Attax somehow included into video games, I think you would see a drastic change in The Hobby.  Cheers to Topps!!!!


Topps Attax = MLB Showdown?

In my opinion, trading card games dealing with sports never really impressed me.  I’ll admitt that when MLB Showdown came out in 2000 I gave it a shot, but I lost interest in it pretty quick.  The only MLB Showdown cards I have now are the few Phillies I was lucky to pull.  With the newly released Topps Attax Card Game, I have a feeling that it too will suffer the same fate as MLB Showdown.  Maybe its just me, but I don’t see kids sitting and playing card games in today’s society.  

As for dollar value concerning sports related trading card games, there really isn’t much.  I have only found two MLB Showdown cards actually worth something.  One would be the 2001 MLB Showdown Albert Pujols Pennant Run #168 RC valued at $40.00 to $50.00.  The other would be an Alex Rodriguez MLB Showdown promotional card that was inserted into Beckett Baseball and can be found for about $15.00.  

I think the absence of rookie cards within Topps Attax will hurt.  At least with MLB Showdown they included a few rookies which helped it become more of a collectible versus a game.

Let me know your thoughts.