Flashback Product of the Week: 2004 MLB SportsClix

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“It’s time to play the music

It’s time to light the lights

It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight”

Oh the things manufacturers have tested with collectors ūüôā ¬†Don’t you think these little guys look like Muppets? ¬†This is suppose to be Tim Hudson.

Topps teamed up with WizKids to create a collectible miniatures game (CMG) based on baseball. ¬†It didn’t catch on. ¬†I know, I was shocked too. ¬†The game is played using special dice and the statistics located on each figure’s base. ¬†I never played the game, so I’m the last person you want to ask when it comes to the rules. ¬†They issued various starter sets that contained a handful of figures, and booster packs usually came with (3) figures. ¬†Collectors could look for different colored bases and unique figures. ¬†All of course had various levels of rarity.

SportsClix ended their run in 2005. ¬†Some of these figures still hold their value, but they’re far from what they use to be worth 7-8 years ago. ¬†One of the rarest figures is of Babe Ruth in a Red Sox uniform. ¬†This one comes from 2005 and is limited to only 50 copies.

Flashback Product of the Week: 2004 MLB Sportsclix

One weekend back in 2004 I stopped in at one of my local card shops. ¬†When entering, I was presented with two promo figures from the new MLB Sportsclix game. ¬†Taking one look at this new product, I knew it wasn’t going to stick around long, and I was right. ¬†Collectors could build their teams by purchasing various booster packs. ¬†Some figures were rarer than others and you could look for different colored bases too. ¬†I never learned how to play the game, and after 2004 I never heard anything else about them again. ¬†You have to admit, they do look cool sitting on your shelf. ¬†Booster packs can be picked up for very little money.

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