Thursday, September 25, 2008

Im Sorry Topps, You Are Idiots (Not News, To Be Honest)

I know we have all heard that the Finest RCs from this years set were supposed to be numbered, but arent. Despite them looking like they just rolled out of the suck bin and into the packs, people are obviously pissed that they arent getting numbered cards when they should. God forbid there be an unnumbered rookie card these days, right?

Regardless of how stupid the concept is, and even more regardless of how awful the set looks, people do have a right to what is on the sell sheet/box. So, to make up for their mistake, you can send in your card to be numbered in the factory if you want. It is on your own dime, so Topps is already making it harder than it should be. Reader Tim expressed his discontent with having to send in two cases worth of RCs to Topps, and how much that will cost. Yuck.

In all seriousness Topps should pull their heads out of their tight rectums and offer a little more than a factory stamped number. How about some packs? How about a mini box? I think that is only fair, because you shouldnt expect your valued customers to have to spend THEIR money to fix YOUR mistake. Its like Apple asking all their Mac users to send in their keyboards for a missing "A" key. Total crap.

EDIT: Thanks to Holy Hitter for finding out that Topps will actually be distributing hobby packs for the error. Is it one per card? What happens if you bought a few cases?

10 comments:

  1. Geez, sending out some packs to make up for their mistake is the least Topps could do. How hard can that be? And you're right, those cards look brutal.

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  2. I still haven't found the ANY key on mine and they keep hanging up on me!

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  3. Wow, say hello to 1993 with that comment! Ha!

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  4. This is about Finest football, I assume, not baseball?

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  5. "In addition to getting your card numbered, Topps will also include a free pack of hobby football cards. All cards will be accepted until March 31st 2009."

    http://www.topps.com/sports/news/toppsNews.aspx?news_id=224

    Not to get after anyone, but a little research would show that Topps is giving away hobby packs to make up for the error. Now yes, the manufacturing issues should be questioned, but Topps seems to be trying to make up for that.

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  6. Good, I will correct my statement, hopefully people will be satisfied with a few base cards.

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  7. lol. I have the same question of it is one per card or not, I will see if I can find out.

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  8. I heard from my contact at Topps. It is a one-for-one deal, so for every card sent in to get serial numbered you will get 1 hobby pack.

    That means send in 15 autos that need stamping you will get those stamped and stickered and get 15 hobby packs also as compensation.

    That should clear the air and show that Topps at least is trying to make a new turn in customer service.

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  9. I dont know if you have noticed, but on the Leaf Limited Sell sheet it said there will be 1 Jumbo Auto RC per box, I have yet to see one pulled out of any boxs!

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