Originally Posted by realreodeal
Replacements for damaged cards are some of the biggest scams out there. This is the only time I will side with Panini. Too many people have taken unfair advantage of replacements for "damaged" cards. They probably get a few hundred of these requests per day. After a box has been on the open market for a year or more then they can't be responsible for how the box was handled.
Exactly, Panini has this policy in place to cover themselves. The op is honest, but for every honest replacement request there are twenty people trying to abuse the system.