If you haven't figured it out already, The Spikes of 2002 will never happen again.
If you haven't figured it out already, The Spikes of 2006 thanks to the fantasy games of baseball and football probably will most likely not happen again.
And if you haven't already figured it out, we're in a one-card spike right now: the Allen and Ginter Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.
Spikes do not happen that often anymore in etoppsland thanks to pumping and dumping and less seldomly, heavy ownership/accumulation by one or more etoppers.
I'm trying to recall when was the last time we had a one-card spike that occurred at least 6+ months afterwards (excluding cards of players that have been offered as an autograph).
I think it was the 2001 Albert Pujols. His spike did not occur until 2003.
There should be a name for this etopps phenomenon: spike-sleeper.
Which card will be next? It's either sleeping or it hasn't been issued yet.