April 21, 2010

How To Ruin Collector Good Will 1000000 Cards At A Time

My 1000000 Card Giveaway cards have arrived and they were semi-destroyed. Why are these packaged without a team bag again? If they were, things like this...

1975 Topps #363 Carmen Fanzone

wouldn't happen. You can't see from the scan but the card now has a ridge running through the middle where the package was attempted to be folded with such pressure it broke the toploader.

I imagine it was a financial decision to save a few thousand dollars over all the packages that would be sent but it chop blocks all the excitement and good will collectors [well, this collector at least] have for Topps because of this great promotion.

Now if I pull more of these cards I have to roll the dice to see if the cards will arrive safely. Is this better than having my mother just throw them away?

Of the bunch I ordered here is the one I was most excited about. It's not exactly the big bright and vibrant card I was hoping for and there's a big ass crease through "Orioles" but it's hard to say if that was the card's original condition or something that happened in shipping. But it's one more vintage card than I had before so it's hard to be too disappointed.

1966 Topps #247 Carl Warwick

7 comments:

SpastikMooss said...

I was a little weirded out by the way they sent mine too - huuuuuge yellow (non bubble) mailer, cards were all in plastic sleeves with a rubber band going width wise to keep them all together. No top loaders at all.

Thankfully it was sent UPS and not stuffed in my mailbox. Also thankfully, the plastic sleeves absorbed the rubber band, so no damage that way. But definitely one of the more ghetto shipping methods I've ever seen, along the lines of crappy ebay sellers I've bought from.

Doc said...

Looks like the mob put a hit out on old Carmen Fanzone!

Sooz said...

They're throw in cards, so it's hard to get mad, but they need to ship better. You did pay for shipping. What are they using that money for if not on shipping properly?

night owl said...

Oooh, that's ugly. There doesn't seem to be a consistent way that they're shipping them. The only consistency is that they're not being as careful as they could.

Joe S. said...

The picture of the shattered top loader made me laugh. Either because it's actually funny or it's because I'm deliriously tired.

Cardboard Icons said...

That shattered top loader is brutal. I'm sure it got jammed in the sorter because Topps didn't use thicker envelopes or any padding.

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