A Collector from North Carolina and reader of Wax Heaven recently went to his local shop which he has frequented for close to a decade and bought a box of 2008 Topps jumbo (2 guaranteed relics), a box of 2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects (1 guaranteed autograph), and a box of 2007 Bowman Chrome (one guaranteed autograph) and busted all three boxes at the store—and pulled a total of 0 hits. Nothing at all, not even a Michael Bourn auto that is in every single box ever made in 2007. To make matters worse, his box of Bowman Chrome & Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects had a total of 3 refractors between them. You know, this might be the worst luck ever in the history of busting wax.
After contacting Topps’ customer service, a package was sent to his home the following week which contained three autographs, a missing relic, and even better…21 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects refractors of players like Jay Bruce, Cameron Maybin, Evan Longoria, and others.
For once, I believe the big companies got it right. Instead of giving another collector the run-around, they fixed the error and kept another long-time collector from giving up on the hobby. Great job, Topps! I hope that other company is reading.