I'd say I went about 3.5 months from beginning commission with him to actually receiving the card. Well worth the wait. Communication was lacking, for the most part, but was there when necessary.
Stop buying Panini products. Just stop. If you post another thread complaining about how bad your box of Panini 'whatthehellever' was, just bash your face into a 2x4 with rusty nails sticking out. Buying their products is about just as smart.