I know I'm not the only one that feels this way, but Topps' 2012 redemption/giveaway promotion is pretty lame. I loved the ones from the last 2 years where you got actual cards for your codes. Yeah, some of them (ok, most of them) were late 70s to 80s commons, but the thought that you could get a 50s card from your redemption code made it a lot of fun. This year, I redeemed 60+ codes and got a multitude of 'virtual' coins (woo hoo!) and one, count it, one card. One card out of 60+ codes. Uggh, lame. Well, I had just about given up on the whole thing a couple months ago and took a chance that someone would fall for a trade of the card I got (Golden Die Cut David Ortiz) for the Golden Die Cut Brooks Robinson.
Trust me, I would much rather have Brooks than Papi, so I was really happy to pay the $2.92 to have this delivered to me. The card looks good. As you can tell, I haven't removed the protective film (nor will I). I might look for a few more of the Orioles out of this set, because it does look good. I imagine that the cards hold a bit of a premium, so the Cal Ripken will likely be really high. Oh well, something to shoot for.
So, stay tuned guys for a look at some of the cards that Drew included in the birthday package he sent. I'm off to eat some cookie cake and watch a movie for the rest of my birthday!