Flashback Product of the Week: 1990 Topps Heads Up

Why,  Why, Why, would Topps create such a stupid product like 1990 Heads Up?  Who the hell would want oversized portraits of grown men’s heads?  I seriously don’t know what the people at Topps were smoking when they thought up this product.

Each box contains 24 packs each containing a pin-up head of a ballplayer.  I guess you can stick them on walls and lockers, but I don’t get the whole idea.  Apparently not too many other collectors got the idea either.  After 1990, these were never seen again.


Flashback Product of the Week: 2002 Pacific Heads Up Football

2002 Pacific Heads Up Football had an interesting concept to it.  Every box came with a bobble head figure as a box topper.  Even though this sounds like a cool idea, collectors really didn’t seem to like it which is why this brand didn’t stick around for too long.  In addition to the bobble head figure, each box came with 18 packs with 6 cards per pack.  You also should pull two quad relic cards per box too.  The bobble heads were each numbered to 1,000 copies and sell for very little on the secondary market.  Pacific made an Update set for the 2002 product and then they went on to produce a few hockey sets like this.  I think the only bobble heads that collectors are interested in would be the ones that are used as stadium giveaways.