January 16, 2009

Topps Is A Little Tardy

I received this in the email tubes the other day from Topps:

"Dear Consumer.

This email is to inform you that the Topps Company is currently experiencing a delay in processing the following redemption card:

PIN #: Product: Card/Player Name
RHRQU27YLT Topps Series 2 Red Hot Rookies - Player 12

Our staff is working diligently to process and ship your redemption card as soon as possible. Please continue to check your Online Redemption account for updates regarding the status of your card.

Do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations department via phone at 1-800-489-9149 or via email at support@etopps.com for assistance. A consumer relations representative will be available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30 pm (ET).

Sincerely,

Consumer Relations
The Topps Company, Inc."

To me, this is a little weird.
First off, the card in question isn't an autograph or relic card. It's one of Topps' Red Hot Rookies from Topps 2008 Series II. When I first pulled it I thought it would be an autograph [why make these cards if they weren't?]...I soon learned the sad truth that only some of the Red Hot Rookies would be autographed and mine would not be. I even know what the card looks like:

There can't be more than a couple of thousand of these card out there...isn't that about 2.3 seconds on the Topps card presses?...

I'm not one to complain about redemptions in packs...I can appreciate the difficulty the card companies must face in getting cards signed before a deadline. But come on Topps, fire up those presses already.


1 comment:

dayf said...

That reminds me... I never redeemed mine. I'm not sure I even want to. I'm not sure where the thing is to be honest...