Monday, December 21, 2015

Crooked redemption card

I'll make this one quick, mainly because well, it's basketball and a single card post, which means absolutely nobody is going to read this. Plus, I haven't bought a single card in over a month, so I desperately need to at least go see what's going on on Ebay and Comc (still have a whopping $3 to take off shipping before the end of the year). I had a bunch of cards saved in my cart on Comc, and for some strange reason, I decided to clean out my cookies folder on my computer. Not a very smart move.

Anyway, exactly a year ago, I bought a redemption card on Ebay. For a Charles Oakley autograph for my Knicks PC. I got tired of waiting (seems to me that a year is a reasonable amount of time to officially start complaining), so I sent an email to Panini. A few minutes later, I had an answer. A couple of hours after that, they told me what card they were going to send in its place. And the following day, they'd sent it in the mail. Not bad. Not bad at all. If they didn't often make such ugly cards, I may just consider to start being friends with Panini.

For those still around and who don't follow the NBA, Drummond is having a very good year so far, leading the league in rebounds, and averaging close to 20 points per game for a much improved Detroit Pistons team. I paid the redemption $5 at the time, and I can't say I feel cheated by the replacement card Panini sent my way.

Despite its shape.

And the fact that it scans crooked.
Ah well.


  1. All of my card scans are crooked. I'm starting to think it may be my fault. I've been waiting about a year on a Kawhi Leonard redemption. It may be time to look at getting a replacement for it. I've got a couple of Topps redemptions that are over two years old, too. I'm just afraid of what they will send me if I start the replacement process.

  2. I think you came out pretty decent on that swap!


    I hate redemptions myself.

  4. That is one ugly card. I used to think that I didn't like Panini's baseball cards because of their lack of logos. After seeing their efforts at soccer, football, and now basketball, I'm pretty sure that the logos aren't the problem.

  5. Panini hasn't filled two McCutchen redemptions. It has been something like three years. I'm holding out for as long as I can, but I know they will probably never be filled. I probably should have them replace one and see what they send.

    The card looks like a guitar pick.