This is what’s great about the hobby: A Topps redemption story

I think Topps must read this site, because they just did something to enter my good graces. If you read, well watched, my last post then you would know that I opened a mailday from Topps and what was in it. I wanted to do the good deed justice so I am making a post of it.

So I pulled a Jose Fernandez in a box that an ex gave me, that I opened in November. I sat on the redemption code until the very last minute and entered it a day or two before it expired at the end of November. I get a package with the card in mid January. Topps sent the letter below.


Dear Topps Collector,
Thank you for your continues interest in Topps products.
Included with your redemption is an extra bonus card for you to add to your card collection. We apologize for the delay in getting this matter resolved.
Thank you for your continued patronage.

Topps Customer Service Team

The bonus card is below. A Byron Buxton cloth card numbered to 10. It last sold on Ebay for $40. My actual redemption card last sold for $38.

Pickups: Topps Supreme 2013

First off, I want to thank everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday on Twitter. The card community alone made it a memorable birthday, as I had more notifications than I do when I run contests. Thank you so much. I made a point to thank everyone of you individually.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any cards for my birthday. I was so hungry for cards yesterday that I opened up a box that I didn’t think that I would ever open. A box given to me at graduation, by a girl who didn’t stay in my life if you catch my drift. I am glad that I did open it, because I pulled a redemption that expires this month.

If you are interested in the Fernandez redemption, I will trade it for $40 Paypal, as I have no interest in keeping it. It appears to be in already, and is numbered under 50; 35 if I am not mistaken.

It was a decent box. If I would have opened it when I got it, I would’ve been ecstatic as Fernandez was alive and so was my relationship with the person who gave it to me. That is it for unopened boxes that I have. Hopefully I get a job or another girlfriend soon so I can stock up.