Thursday, October 31, 2019

Please Topps

Earlier this year I purchased a couple of packs of 2019 Topps Now Future World Series through their web site. One of the cards that I pulled, Patrick Corbin, didn’t include the prize information on the back that stated what I would receive if the Washington Nationals won the World Series. I sent a message to Topps customer support in May to ask about the error. It took them 2 months to respond, but they said to return the card to be replaced so I sent the card back in early August.

This was my PWE to Topps

Again, 2 months with no response from Topps and the MLB Playoffs in full swing so I send another email to find out what is going on, this one on 10/13. I got a response on 10/25 with the rep saying she would check the mail room and get back to me. Since then the Nats won the World Series and I should be submitting a code to request my prize, instead I am sitting here without the replacement card I was promised, and Topps has my card missing the prize information.

I am in frustration mode here, do I keep pestering Topps or allow the rep time to get things fixed? I worry that if I push then I will end up with nothing, a replacement card of a player who isn’t on the Nationals team (so no prize) or some random over-produced insert as a booby prize. I also worry that if I don’t push, then they will never follow up and end up with nothing. Arggghhh

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DeAndre Ayton Front And Center

Last year there was a once in a lifetime event for me with the 2018 NBA Draft. The Phoenix Suns, my favorite pro team, had the #1 pick and selected DeAndre Ayton from the University of Arizona, my favorite college team. 

The Suns are still rebuilding, and Ayton was just hit with a 25-game suspension, but being a fan means good seasons and bad seasons. I do want to point out that Ayton’s follow up test showed no trace of a banned substance, so I expect an appeal.

This is from one of Panini’s National releases and is a player worn material, serial #13/15. The piece is silver/gray and Arizona does have an alternate jersey that has silver but with this being a player worn piece I am leaning more towards a workout shirt.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday Question Day: Laptop booklet Cards

Today is question day:

How do you feel about booklet cards that open like a laptop instead of a book?

I think a booklet card like this would display nicely as it is designed, but booklet card top loaders are designed to display cards side by side. I guess you could easily stand up the top loader with a laptop opening booklet card.

This card is from the 2019 Topps UFC Knockoue release.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Ichiro Pickups

One of the reasons I decided to post again was the COMC order I had gotten after their Spring-Cleaning Event and had posted about it on Twitter. I just got an email from COMC regarding this year’s Black Friday sale, so yeah it has been a few months. 

Most of the cards were just simple wants, mainly for my Griffey PC, but I did splurge on a couple of cards that are special. 

Who doesn’t love a couple of horizontal Ichiro cards?

2019 Topps Stadium Club #243

2018 Topps Big League #226

2018 Topps Stadium Club #74

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Is 7 Months Too Long?

I will get the urge to post, but when I sit down to begin typing my mind ends up wandering and I close Word and move on to something else because I cannot focus. Its been 7 months since I posted regularly so I figured maybe it is time to post again, probably not as regularly but it will make a nice outlet for me.

Today I am sitting, listening to music, and there is heavy smoke in the air. The county is doing controlled burns north of town and the wind has blown the smoke over the town. The sky is yellow, the sun is hazy and the smell of burning wood is bad. I’ve got a headache from it and wondered if writing would help keep my mind off the smell.