Friday, February 12, 2010

Great Action

Thank you DB1 from Hot Chicks with Douchebags!

This really may be the greatest action sequence of all time. It at least gives me something to share with everyone that might not see it otherwise. It also gets me to the top of the blog rolls and gives me credit for another post with essential no effort whatsoever.

This is how I imagine a normal day for Beardy.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Finest Redemptions Arrive

Sort of...

Well, not really "sort of." They ARE here. Most of them anyway. It's just that, and I hate to sound ungrateful considering I wasn't convinced I'd EVER see them, they're kind of the wrong ones. Not completely. I'm not even sure if they're MOSTLY wrong. But they definitely aren't 100% right. Follow me on this.

I redeemed 4 Finest cards last year in May and June. They are:

1. Dexter Fowler AU Rookie Letter Patch Blue Refractor
2. MLB Rookie #8 Red Refractor
3. MLB Rookie #7 Gold Refractor
4. MLB Rookie #10

Seems simple enough, right? (I can't wait to see that red refractor. That thing will be the cat's ass!)

Here's what I got:

#7 Nolan Reimold Refractor 121/199

OK - #7 was supposed to be a Gold Refractor. I think those are numbered to 50. I love Nolan, and I know a certain hairy deviant that may be interested in a trade. So, I'm happy to get a refractor, but it was supposed to be the gold one. I hate to complain but...

#8 Neftali Feliz Gold Refractor 7/50

Again, it's the right card. But it's the wrong color. The red refractors are numbered to 25, I believe. So again, Topps kind of screwed up. And in the wrong direction.


Dexter Fowler Blue Auto Patch 7/25

This is the right one. And it's awesome. Topps kept sending me emails asking if I'd like a card of equal Beckett Value. I held out, and I'm glad I did. (Although, maybe I wouldn't have done too bad if I'd exchanged it.) I'm never in a big hurry to get my cards so waiting didn't really bother me.

The last redemption has yet to arrive. It's just a regular base card so if Topps screws that one up I have no place to go but up. I guess we'll see what happens.

To sum up, I did get a Gold Refractor, just the wrong one. That's OK by me. The only thing that bums me out is I have a regular refractor instead of a Red refractor. And the Red was the one I was looking forward to the most.

So what should I do? Should I just say eff it? Or should I contact Topps to see if they'll fix it? I'm leaning towards contacting them, so if someone could help me out with advice on the how to get the best results I'd appreciate it.