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Sunday, July 6, 2014

An Interesting Pair of Redemption Replacements from Panini

I got a couple redemptions replaced by Panini a couple weeks ago, and was a bit puzzled by the contents of what I got. They did just fine in what they replaced the redemptions with, but you'll see what I mean by "puzzled:"

Redeemed: 2013 Limited Material Phenoms Montee Ball Patch/auto /299

Replaced With: 2013 Elite New Breed Stedman Bailey Patch/auto 16/49


Redeemed: 2012 Limited Material Phenoms Bernard Pierce Patch/auto /299

Replaced With: 2013 Select Montee Ball jersey/auto 499/499


Did you see that there? One of the replacements was for a Montee Ball card, but one of the cards sent to me was a Montee Ball card. Now, the first thought is, well, the Select card was a sticker, which they likely got signed at the NFL Rookie Showcase en masse, while the Limited card would be an on-card sig, and the card wasn't actually produced at the time. That wouldn't be the case though, as the Limited cards use sticker autos, too. The only other reason would be the release date. Maybe by the time they used all the stickers for an earlier product, they ran out before they could use them all on a later-released product. That doesn't appear to be the case either, as Limited was released on Nov. 13, 2013 and Select was released on Dec. 18, 2013.

Don't get me wrong. I though Panini did a good enough job replacing these cards, I just thought it was funny that I essentially asked for a replacement of a particular player, and received another card of that same player.

11 comments:

  1. Let me know if you would want to trade the Stedman. He is a WVU guy!

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    1. Stedman is available. Let me know what you've got.

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    2. If you don't mind I'm actually going to give Keith first crack since he has a pretty big PC of Stedman. If you guys can't work anything out I'll try and come up with something.

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  2. I'm definitely interested in the stedman. I'm away on vacation and can't remember what I have other than what I have posted on my trade bait from my page. Feel free to take a look. I know I have 2009 ginter at home and 13 GQ. I know I have a milton bradley auto from 09 T206 and a 2013 GQ Tony Gwynn game used relic. Both of those are listed in my trade bait link from my page. I'll be back home Thursday or Friday an see exactly what else I have.

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    1. Sounds good to me. Let me know when you are back in town & we can work something out.

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    2. Sounds good, hope you see this being I'm posting from my cell with spotty coverage

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  3. Matt.... do you get 'replacement' cards because they ran out of the card you got a voucher for or because you just requested something else? (I'm not familiar with the whole redemption thing).

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  4. In my case, I request the replacement. With Panini, you can request a replacement four months after the card was redeemed. This way, you can actually get something, instead of waiting potentially 3+ years for the card you were supposed to get. I ususally request replacements for cards that I really don't care about. If we're talking about a Penguins hit, though, I'll wait for that as long as I need to.

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  5. How bout the Rizzo auto and Gwynn relic for the stedman card.

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