If you're a sucker for oversized oddballs like I am, then you'll love 1990 Topps Heads Up! Baseball Stars. For those who are unfamiliar with these, they're giant heads of baseball players that came with a suction cup, so collectors could stick them onto lockers, refrigerators, or windows. If you look at my Gwynn, you'll notice a huge hole in his head where the suction cup once resided. I ended up removing it, so it would fit into my Gwynn binder.
There are twenty-four players in the set and twenty-four packs in a box. The box I purchased off of eBay had perfect collation, which is probably what Topps had intended.
Although there are a few players who fell off the face of this planet, I have to admit that I was pretty happy to see three Athletics and Mr. Gwynn make the checklist. Then throw in Griffey, Doc, Bo, The Thrill, & Kirby and you have the makings of a solid set.
Best of all, you can find boxes of this stuff cheap on eBay. I picked up my box for under $12 delivered... which breaks down to around 50¢/pack.
Just like the title says... these are cheap and cool. Worst case scenario... they're cheap.
So what do you think?
Were the product designers @ Topps aHEAD of the game? Or out of their minds?