Topps Redemption Failure: III

Before you read this, check out part 1 & 2.

One of my Christmas gifts for 2007 by my wife was a box of ’07 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects. That year I had already busted a box of Bowman, Bowman Heritage, and two boxes of Bowman Chrome and pulled nothing but duds each and every time. I was hoping B.D.P.P. would be a different experience.

Oh, it was.

During the box break, which I opened while on vacation in Orlando I pulled my second redemption since returning to the Hobby: a Ross Detwiler autograph. Not being a huge prospector I did not know much about the guy but after my vacation while posting my results on a message board I was informed it was one of the better autographs from the set.

In late January of 2008, I sent in my redemption hoping that it would lead to a decent trade for an Andrew Miller autograph. Let’s just say that it was a little late in arriving. How late exactly? 13 months or approximately 400 days after I redeemed the card, it’s now in my hands.

Actually, to be fair, word around the Hobby is that Ross simply did not want to sign the cards. That of course does not explain why he has an on-card autograph from 2008 Topps Finest. Whatever the true story is, the card is in my hand and ready to be exchanged to anyone who wants to trade for an Andrew Miller card I might need.

Oh well, it’s here and that is all that matters. Now, help me get rid of it!

12 thoughts on “Topps Redemption Failure: III

  1. HANG ONTO IT!
    With Dunn, Zimm and Kearns this guy stands a chance at winning. Then you can get $4.50 for the card.

  2. actually Mario I would be interested in the card for trade or buy outright. I don’t have a whole lot of Andrew Miller cards but I can see what I have.

  3. Oh and by the way I have 12 topps redemptions that I am waiting on since july 10, 2008. They did send out my Aqib Talib chrome auto and Adrian Arrington auto. I have 4 2008 finest rookie redemptions and 6 more football redemptions and 3 topps red hot rookie redemptions waiting to come.

  4. I have 2 Red Hot rookies I’m waiting for I don’t understand why it is taking so long its not like the card has an Auto on it. It just doesn’t make sense.

  5. I try not to get too upset with the companies for these long waits. If the guys like Detwiler won’t sign, I don’t know what the heck they are supposed to do about it.

  6. I don’t even have any of the redemptions but I’m angry for what its doing to the hobby. Do you know how hard it would be to explain to your kid that the card he just got won’t be a real card until 400 days later, F THAT!

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