The latest baseball set from Razor will be an eBay-only singles product called Razor Metal, which will be sold as standard and autographed singles beginning next week in Razor’s eBay store.
The unlicensed product will include 76 players (75 of whom signed autographs) on cards largely identical to the company’s debut 2008 Razor Signature Series set except they feature fronts printed on plastic much like Bowman Chrome. (And, yes, they will come in various colors land limited quantities like, well, you know … )
A glimpse at the checklist provided by Razor owner Brian Gray shows that players like Matt Wieters, Tim Beckham, Gordon Beckham and Buster Posey have signed and appear in the set. However, there will be 15 players new to Razor who appear on the autograph checklist — and many of those will only have signed cards. They are:
Xavier Avery, Orioles second-round pick
Dexter Carter, White Sox 13th-round pick
Zach Collier, Phillies first-round pick
Collin Cowgill, Diamondbacks fifth-round pick
Isaac Galloway, Marlins eighth-round pick
Michel Inoa, Athletics international free agent
Tyler Ladendorf, Twins second-round pick
Seth Lintz, Brewers second-round pick
Jake Odorizzi, Brewers first-round pick
Edgar Olmos, Marlins third-round pick
Carlos Santana, Indians (international free agent in 2004)
Will Smith, Angels seventh-round pick
Tyler Stovall, Braves second-round pick
Kyle Weiland, Red Sox third-round pick
Vance Worley, Phillies third-round pick
All but two of those players appeared on some type of prospect card last season, but the cards for Carter and Cowgill will be their first.
Prices for the cards have not yet been announced.
Update: The standard Metal cards (no colors, no autographs) are $5 apiece with no more than 1,000 to be made. All unsold cards will be destroyed.
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.