I wasnt aware of how many Olympics collectors there were until I saw an entire pavilion dedicated to it at the National Card Show. Over the last few years, Topps has rightfully invested some money in creating some cards around the athletes of the games, and now that the events are in full swing, they are starting to heat up. Although the checklist is a bit too deep for me to want to buy a box, you can easily pick up some potential gold medalists for relatively cheap.
Other more famous olympians are a bit more expensive.
My wife is a complete fanatic every time the Summer and Winter games roll around, watching all sorts of events that she would normally not even come close to caring about. If you are one of those people, and also a card collector, this set could be fun to buy some singles in advance of the events they are participating in.
There are some on card autographs from previous olympians that won gold, many of which are pretty popular athletes of their times. Most of the others are stickers, which is really unfortunate, but they could end up being some of the only autographs ever done for some of these people. Considering how many people out there are going to identify with them, its cool to have those in your collection.
I would love to see more autos from guys like Apolo Ohno, Shaun White, and the REALLY famous guys, as they would be the perfect addition to this set. Of course it would drastically increase the cost of the production, which is likely why they werent made. Obviously that is a bum excuse for the collectors that love these cards, and a true and blatant miss in my opinion. Its also sad that the first Gold of the Sochi Games went to Sage Kotsenburg, who also doesnt have a card.
This is a time where the world watches, its only fitting that the card community get a shot too.