I haven't talked about Showdown in quite some time. To be honest there hasn't been a good reason to talk about it.
But I've recently started to search on Ebay again for Showdown. I'm hoping that I can find all the 2001 promos to help finish off my sets. I need probably around 20-30 of them and I have no idea where to buy them. Yeah, there's Showdowncards.com, but the prices are (and have always been) a complete rip. Back when that place had a messageboard, it was a decent place to go, because at least you could trade, now it's just a store, if that's what you want to call it.
What surprises me the most about Showdown and Ebay, is the fact that people are still making fake Showdown cards. Not only that, but those things have been around since Showdown ended, way back in mid 2005. How Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, Ebay, MLB, or the MLBPA have not stopped these people is beyond me. I'd have thought these things wouldn't be around anymore, but they are.
Not to knock the people who make them, because the cards look nice. I also wonder who the people are that buy the fake cards too.
For those of you that regularly read the blog and wonder what this game is all about, I've got plenty of left over starter sets, playmats, dice, rule books, and cards (nearly 20,000) that I'd gladly trade for anything other than more Showdown, that is unless you have some of the cards I need.
If you read the blog and do know about Showdown, leave a comment, I'd love to talk about Showdown again. And if you have played and have some of the DCI promos from 2002, definitely get in contact with me, I'd love to trade for them.