Shane from Off The Wall posted a Chase Utley manupatch from 2011 Topps, and after seeing a couple of days go by without any offers being placed for it, I threw my hat in the ring. I'm not a huge fan of manupatches, especially the non-autographed kind, and don't consider it a hit, unlike the folks at Topps. However, this card does fit two criteria that pique my interest: a former UCLA Bruin, and a draft pick of the Dodgers, albeit without the signing part (not that that's terribly important or anything).
Due to my not being a huge fan of manu-anything, I won't buy a product specifically to get a manupatch, and I won't shell out big bucks for one (sorry eBay sellers). However, I will trade for one. So, I sent Shane a handful of Ginter minis, some random Sox cards - of the Red variety - and a 1968 Topps Reggie Smith, with a whole lot of character.
While I'm not a fan of these types of cards, they are certainly beautiful and put together well, though I would love to see some of that blank space around the manupatch gone, replaced by a larger picture of the player, or at least something that doesn't look like cardboard. If Topps didn't place such a huge value on these, I might like them more. But any card of a player I collect is inherently good and attracts my attention.
Thanks Shane, hope to trade again!