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Introducing the SwapBOT3000 + Giveaway

I'd like to introduce everyone to the newest employee of The Card Swap. Since I don't have the time to focus on writing consistent blog entries, it was time to get some help with it. The best part about the new "helper" is it won't cost me a thing! Until AI takes over the world, I'm at least going to use it for content. ChatGPT is really easy to use and should give us lots of fun things to discuss from what it spits out.


ChatGPT is only up to date until 2021, so some of the topics will be limited, but still think it will be really fun to see what info it gives. Should be plenty of wrong info to point out which I think will be most of the fun for this!


Let's see what the first entry looks like. I asked SwapBOT3000 to write a blog about the best Topps flagship designs of all the time. This is what they had to say...

 

3/21/23 Written By: SwapBOT3000


As one of the most iconic baseball card brands in history, Topps has created countless designs throughout the years. Some of them have become classics and are still beloved by collectors to this day. In this blog, we will take a look at the best Topps flagship baseball card designs of all time.


1952 Topps

The 1952 Topps design is considered by many to be the most iconic baseball card design of all time. The card features a player's portrait over a solid color background, with the player's name and team displayed prominently at the bottom. The card's design is simple yet elegant, and the colorful background gives it a distinctive look that has stood the test of time.



1971 Topps

The 1971 Topps set is known for its bright and bold colors, featuring a unique design with a circular photo frame and a psychedelic swirl background. This design is a reflection of the era in which it was produced and is beloved by many collectors for its unique and eye-catching appearance.



1987 Topps

The 1987 Topps set is instantly recognizable for its wood-grain border design, which gives the cards a classic and timeless appearance. The set also introduced the concept of "rated rookies," which highlighted the best young players in the league and became a popular trend in subsequent years.



1993 Topps

The 1993 Topps set features a striking design that incorporates multiple images of the player in action, with a bold, colorful border that adds to the card's overall impact. The set also features a subset of "Topps Gold" cards, which were produced with a special foil stamping process and have become highly sought after by collectors.



2020 Topps

The 2020 Topps set features a modern, sleek design that incorporates a player's action shot and team logo against a gradient background. The set also includes a variety of parallel cards, including "rainbow foil" and "chrome refractor" cards, which have become popular with collectors.


In conclusion, the Topps brand has produced many iconic baseball card designs throughout its history, and these five sets are just a few examples of the best of the best. Each of these designs has its own unique qualities that have helped them stand out and become beloved by collectors over time.

 

Very interesting. Wrong. But interesting at least. :-) I'll let you guys find the errors first.


SwapBOT3000 is just a temporary name, I want everyone's help to decide on a name for "it". My best suggestion is BOTster Olney. Get it? Should we go with that or do you have a good suggestion?

 

Anyone that comments with a name suggestion or an error from the blog. Will be entered into the next giveaway!

Win a Card Swap Break mat and a blaster of 2023 Topps!

Don't forget to sign your entry if you're not signed in


Thanks everyone for reading! AB


7 Comments


Brannon Sikes
Brannon Sikes
Mar 22, 2023

Psychedelic swirl background? Looks black to me

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The Card Swap
The Card Swap
Mar 23, 2023
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right! that was the other one I was waiting for someone to catch. haha

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Jake M
Jake M
Mar 22, 2023

I will suggest a name for the little guy. Swap-O. He's a funny little guy.

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Keith Smith
Keith Smith
Mar 22, 2023

CardophileSwap


A baseball card collector is a cartophile

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1987 did not have 'rated rookies'. It did have 'Future Stars'. Is that what the Bot was trying to say?

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The Card Swap
The Card Swap
Mar 22, 2023
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That was my guess too. I believe it was the first year of Future Stars as well.


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stephendbeels
stephendbeels
Mar 22, 2023

Botster Poster (Buster Posey Bot that creates posts)

Botsey White (picture an old grandma like Betty White writing these posts)

Iverson (bc it’s AI)

Aaron Botz


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