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.


Unknown said...

From my understand it is as mix up in wording on the redemptions. The "red" refractors were really just suppose to read as redemption refractor, as in "red" as a abbreviation for redemption.

beardy said...

Jeff, that is bullshit.

Mother- I would contact Topps and throw a shit fit. Look how far it got me with the Osterman debacle.

Nachos Grande said...

Oye, Topps really dropped the ball with the redemptions I see... At least yours were from the same set...

beardy said...

Oh, and yes, I'm interested in the Reimold.

TheRealDFG said...

Redemptions are bullshit. If you don't have the card, don't offer it. Either stick it in the packs or don't bother.

Motherscratcher said...

Jeff - you may be right. I guess that makes a certain amount of sense. However, the list from my post is cut and pasted from the Topps site. That's exactly how it appears.

So, if the "Red" stands for redemption, how come there isn't an "Red" on any of the other listings? Wouldn't it say, for example:

MLB Rookie #7 Red Gold Refractor


I wish I had the actual redemption cards. I can't find them. I might have thrown them away.

zman40 said...

I got my Fowler in this week as well. But, it is nothing compared to your blue one.

It's weird that they never offered me a substitute. It must have been the blue border holding them up and not the autograph.

The Big Kahuna said...

Well I received both of my Dexter's this week and guess what they sent me.... 2 R's auto'd. They couldn't send like an R and D or R and F. They just had to send 2 R's.
And as for the whole RED thing...I blogged about that. I had a Tommy Hanson "Red" redemption plus the regular version autograph (which I still have not received) and I called them a few times about it and every time it was a different story. They're a pain in the ASS!

Play at the Plate said...

Redemptions are a pain. The Feliz is nice though.