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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Topps Redemption Replacement - Dylan Bundy Autograph
Meanwhile, this year, I redeemed one of the "Call Your Shot" promotion cards and won a relic/auto card.
This would set up a bunch of redemption confusion.
Andrew grew tired of waiting over a year for the Holliday card to come in, so I called Topps to inquire about the card. They said that Holliday was under contract to sign, so it would come... eventually.
Andrew and I waited a little while longer, until he finally asked me to call Topps and have them replace the card. So, I called and they asked what team(s) I would be interested in as a replacement. I told them that he would want Cardinals, but Orioles would be ok too.
So, about a week later, I receive a package in the mail from Topps. A Giancarlo Stanton relic/auto from 2013 Topps Triple Threads. Wow, Andrew really lucked out on that one. I called Andrew up and told him that Topps replaced the Holliday with the Stanton. Andrew was elated, and I put the card in the mail the next day.
That day, I get another package from Topps. Inside this package is the above Dylan Bundy auto, and a note from Topps apologizing for the delay on the redemption and here is my replacement. I think to myself, well, where did the Stanton come fro.... wait a second! I forgot all about the relic/auto from the Call your Shot promotion. Oops.
I sent Andrew the wrong card. He got the Stanton, and I got this Dylan Bundy. It worked out, somewhat. I mean, Bundy in no way compares to Stanton. We had looked up what the Stanton was selling for on Ebay, and it was around $40-$50, and $40 was what he had paid for the Holliday. So, I told him that I was cool with him just keeping the Stanton, since it kind of helped him recoup his money. I got lucky on the Call Your Shot card, so landing the Bundy was fine with me.
This is one of the main reasons that I hate redemptions, though. It took over a year to get something for the Holliday. I actually have a card pending from Panini that is almost a year old as well. Guys need to get on the ball, so to speak.