I am a stats freak so anytime there is a big number coming up in the hit counter I get a little excited. I will probably be leaving my house soon to cover the Frank Robinson card signing and when I get back the counter should read “200,000+”. That’s a nice number in less than a year but I am not in the best of moods.
Last night I went and registered with Upper Deck to redeem my RR3 Redemption Signature only to discover that it had already been redeemed. Of course, many know that I am still somewhat new to collecting. When I left in 1997 I knew nothing of redemptions and in my return (it’s been less than a year) I’ve only pulled two and they were both Topps brands.
When I pulled my SPx Rookie Signatures Redemption I had no idea what to do with it. I figured much like Topps that I would have to send it out and the scratch off code was just a way for U.D to verify if it was real or some reproduced card. I not only peeled off the code on camera (Tatiana did), I also used it as a scan in my review of the product.
Of course, some collector probably on YouTube (I hope it wasn’t a W.H reader) decided to take advantage of my newbie-status by redeeming the code themselves. It’s really nothing to be upset about since I have a good friend at Upper Deck and I know for a fact he will take care of me but the message is now clear. I have to watch my ass cause there are some really shady people out there.
Now, as far as my “Redemption Blues” replacement is concerned, I spoke with Topps on Monday and they agreed to take care of me. If and when that product arrives, I will post the results here. Have a wonderful weekend and you can expect some new photos of today’s event by tonight.
Won’t get fooled again…