Card of the Day: Pat Tillman 2001 NFL Showdown 1st Edition #13

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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.

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