Sunday, June 28, 2015

Did I Make The Right Choice? A Redemption Replacement

Impatient. That is what I am when it comes to redemption cards. First of all, I don't like pulling them. Second, I don't want to wait to receive them. I would much rather get it replaced on the spot! Even if it means losing out on a good player.

Well, last week, my impatience got the best of me. Back in January, I pulled a redemption for a 2014 Panini Contenders Jarvis Landry Rookie Ink auto. I was very excited about the pull knowing of Landry's talent so I told myself, yup, this is one I will hold out for. How could I not want to wait? A Top rookie talents autograph is definitely worth the wait. But, once again, my itching to just have a card instead of patiently waiting got the best of me and I had it replaced with a player from my team instead.

About four days later, this arrived....

It's a beautiful card. Great player and not an easy autograph to acquire and it's on-card. It's also from my favorite team and only my second Cruz autograph.

However, the voice in the back of my head has begun to argue with me over my decision this time. I am usually fine with my replacements, but this time I just wonder about the future prospects of Landry as he has put on another strong showing during OTA's while Cruz, despite a well established player, is coming off from Achilles surgery. I am a bit mixed on feelings.

So I need your help to ease that voice in my head. Did I make the right choice? Would you have waited? What's the best/worst scenario you had when getting a redemption replaced or do you wait for them? Looking for your honest thoughts!


  1. I'm a big Landry fan, but any time you can add a PC Card then you win. Congrats!

  2. I'm still waiting for a Khalil Mack Rookie Ink Gold #/25 from 2014 Contenders box from January

  3. Bottom line... if you're happy, you made the right choice. However since you're looking for feedback... the Cruz is really nice, it's low numbered, and it's on-card. Throw in the fact that he's a guy you collect... and you did okay in my book.