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Monday, December 9, 2013

Hey Topps, What the Hell???

Okay, so last Spring, when Gypsy Queen was released, I quickly got my hands on a redemption for a triple autographed relic card of Chicago Cubs Legends Ryne Sandberg, Ernie Banks, and Billy Williams, serial-numbered to 10. Now, this card, as I mentioned, was a redemption, meaning that I would have to patiently wait, which I was fine doing. I didn't think the wait would be too long, as this insert set features sticker autographs, but either way, I knew that this card is one worth waiting for.

I bought the redemption back in April. Here we are, eight months later, and still no card. That, I don't have an issue with. I understand the redemption game, and I went into it half-expecting to endure an excruciatingly long wait anyways.

Here is my problem.

Just last week, Topps released their high-end Five Star product, which features low-numbered on-card autographs of rookies, veterans, and retired players. While searching for available Cubs autographs, here are three that I found from this brand new product:

Ryne Sandberg

Ernie Banks

Billy Williams

So let me get this straight. We can design, produce, ship, receive, pack, and release on-card autographs of three players for a product released in December, but we can't find ten autographed stickers of these same players to slap on a card from a product released way back in April?

Hey, Topps, what the hell???


  1. Feel your pain, still waiting on a Harper auto and continually see his autos in new sets

  2. If you call them, I bet they will say they are waiting for the "relic" portion of the card. Same thing happened with a Nolan Ryan redemption I had waiting for over a year.