Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hobby Topic

Another post in our new series Hobby Topics. This is not so much a post for us to comment about or give our opinions on, this is your chance to let your voice be heard on a variety of topics in the hobby. We are leaving the floor open to you! So comment away! But please no language and keep your answer clean as we do have a younger following as well.

Today's Topic will be about Redemption Cards

I know there should be some serious feedback about this topic. How do companies fix redemption card problems in your opinion? Which companies are best at turnaround time? Which are worse? How many redemptions are you currently waiting on?

Let's hear your thoughts!

NOTE: All comments will be hidden due to the ongoing contest. I will get them published on here ASAP when you comment. So leave those thoughts!


  1. I have been waiting for my Yu Darvish triple threads that also has Ichiro for at least 3-4 weeks. Maybe they only go through them every two months. I do think the turn around time should be quicker. I just hope I get the card and not a replacement. The Topps website does state that it could take 12 weeks. I would hope that they could do better than this in the future.

  2. I think that a company that issues redemption cards could improve their turn around times by making the cards accessible through a third party such as dealers. For example PSA could handle the distribution of such cards and could open a wide range of opportunity for buyers and sellers of trading cards and other
    products. I mean afterall the benefits of this type of distribution has endless opportunities to promote a companies products and services. Hope to see this type of thing in the near future with Topps moving forward in the redemption game. I have been waiting 3-4 weeks for my Yu Darvish triple threads #127 2013. The website states that it could take up to 12 weeks. As I have expressed here a solution that could potentially benefit both buyer and seller would be to distribute the redemption cards to dealers and party graders. The company that makes these cards would increase their sales and create more opportunity for their products to be viewed by potential buyers.
    Chad DiNovo

  3. I actually like redemptions on a limited scale reminds me of being a kid and mailing away for something. I think there should be a much more rigid timetable for players to return their redemptions though if you dont sign by a certain date you dont get paid....and after some amount of time it even costs them money, Having people wait more than 4 months on a redemption is flatout wrong. Panini does an awesome job of working with people who have waited 4 or 8 months and want to trade or get it replaced. I've only had redemptions with Panini so I cant comment on the other companies. I have 2 outstanding redemptions and one of them has passed the 4 month barrier but its someone I really like so I will wait and be happy when it arrives

  4. Best they can do is not do redemption cards of anything they don't have in hand. Redemption of a card or item that conventionally wouldn't fit in a pack is cool, like the card is already in a thick protector. Otherwise wait, till you have the cards or stickers as in most situations, and when they get them then make the card for a future set. Just asked Panini to replace 4 cards that haven't been sent since I redeemed them in May! I wan't the cards I pulled, but now I will receive 4 random cards based on the value the 4 I didn't receive might be worth. ??? Redemption issues like this hurt the hobbyist opinion of the hobby, the card manufacturer and even the establishment the pack or box was bought from.

  5. I'm new to the redemption aspect. Kills tho hobby side of me when the market gets flooded. Personally unless its a PC card I think id have to sell any n all redemptions.