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Old 03-01-2010, 02:36 PM   #476 (permalink)
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Yea...this program pretty much stinks. It was fun at first...I think I'm done after I redeem my last 14.
I have about 35 left. I am going to hold them until the end of May when series 2 comes out. I keep telling myself this... but I keep redeeming them... despite pulling nothing but commons for a week.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:54 PM   #477 (permalink)
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I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade here, but I think people had way too high expectations for this program to begin with. If Topps is charging $50-$300/box for a few hits, why does everyone seem to expect to get a desirable 50's card for something that is admittedly described as a 'giveaway' (even if they redeem hundreds of the codes)?

I acknowledge that all of the 50's cards (especially 52) that came out early was a pretty disingeuous move by Topps to promote the giveaway...
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:20 PM   #478 (permalink)
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Very true Ed, I don't mind getting commons at all, but if I am going to get commons I want them from the 50's then at least thay have some trade value on the site.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:22 PM   #479 (permalink)
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I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade here, but I think people had way too high expectations for this program to begin with. If Topps is charging $50-$300/box for a few hits, why does everyone seem to expect to get a desirable 50's card for something that is admittedly described as a 'giveaway' (even if they redeem hundreds of the codes)?

I acknowledge that all of the 50's cards (especially 52) that came out early was a pretty disingeuous move by Topps to promote the giveaway...
I am not expecting them all to be good, but once in a while throw us a bone...
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I dont expect a monster hit every time I redem but between my business partner and I we redemed over 1836 cards with nothing better then 4-52 highs. Of course we could have bought 15 graded high numbers for the price of 1800+ redemptions or sold them for a LOT more then we payed, but thats no fun. I dont think topps really cares about people in general but with this economy they better because I wont buy anymore for $3 a pop! I checked EBAY and every 52 card I have I could have bought for WAYYY less then the price of the redemption cards.
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Fair enough. Just wanted to point out that I think the early results with all of the 52s were skewed and led people to believe that they could also enter in a few hundred (or even thousand) codes and get multiple Topps 52 cards (including multiple high series cards) at any time.

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I dont expect a monster hit every time I redem but between my business partner and I we redemed over 1836 cards with nothing better then 4-52 highs. Of course we could have bought 15 graded high numbers for the price of 1800+ redemptions or sold them for a LOT more then we payed, but thats no fun. I dont think topps really cares about people in general but with this economy they better because I wont buy anymore for $3 a pop! I checked EBAY and every 52 card I have I could have bought for WAYYY less then the price of the redemption cards.
We can still hang our hat on the drawing for the Mantle...

Also, I hope you and your business partner are using the same account... that way you have a better shot at the contests...
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:45 PM   #483 (permalink)
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Default 5 days since I last saw a NON-COMMON

I've been following the website pretty religiously for the past week and it has been 5 days since I last saw a non-common card show up (I did see a Reggie Jackson, 1980, last night) and I've seen only about a half dozen cards after 1980.

I guess, getting a common card from late 1950/1960 or 1970 is better than cards from 1987 to 2000, but still, this is a bad batch of cards going out.

In my search, there has been nearly ZERO significant rookie cards from the 1960's/70's and 80's redeemed (no Brett, Yount, Rose, Ryan, Schmidt, Henderson, Dawson, Murphy, Ripken, Boggs, Sandberg etc...)

This HAS to be by design. My guess is that nearly everyone, like ME, on this Blog is holding redemption cards until this changes.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:45 PM   #484 (permalink)
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I am trying to figure something out here, does evey code get you a card by random or does evey code corrispond to a certain card?
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I am trying to figure something out here, does evey code get you a card by random or does evey code corrispond to a certain card?
Each code can unlock a card, but it is random which card. It definitely depends more on the time that you enter it than the specific code you enter.

Best of luck!
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:28 PM   #486 (permalink)
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I've got 30 redemptions on the way, I'd love to get a few 50's cards. Commons would be fine by me.

My concern is the condition, are these said to be in good condition?
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I've got 30 redemptions on the way, I'd love to get a few 50's cards. Commons would be fine by me.

My concern is the condition, are these said to be in good condition?
They could be in any condition per the contest rules. They said that some cards are from the vault... probably the good ones. I would expect those to be in decent shape. The vast majority of the cards were industry buybacks and could be in any condition... like the commons you see at card shows.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #488 (permalink)
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Redeemed 10 today, got an interesting mix

1963 Pete Burnside
1980 Wayne Norhagen
1967 Ralph Terry
1965 Clay Dalrymple
1967 Cleon Jones
1980 Steve Swisher
1976 Glenn Abbott
1958 Granny Hammer(love that name!)
1968 Sammy Ellis
1980 Larvell Blanks
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Redeemed 10 today, got an interesting mix

1963 Pete Burnside
1980 Wayne Norhagen
1967 Ralph Terry
1965 Clay Dalrymple
1967 Cleon Jones
1980 Steve Swisher
1976 Glenn Abbott
1958 Granny Hammer(love that name!)
1968 Sammy Ellis
1980 Larvell Blanks
i will trade for "Granny Hammer"...check your trades
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Help me out on this. i see lots of lists on cards from this pro., but i cant find any thing but trade on the site. how can i find more info?
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:28 AM   #491 (permalink)
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Default New redemption run. Big stars

Looks like effective March 2nd, redemptions yield big stars but mostly from the over produced late 1980's.
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just put a code in and got a 1987 Pete Rose.
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1987 Pete Rose? WOW...is it possible they are actually out of 1980 Mike Tyson's they only gave away about 1,000 of them.
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Redeemed over 160...best card was a 1969 Phil Niekro... No buying them for $2-3 a pop on ebay... rip-off...just buy some some jumbo's or blaster boxes..at least then, you get a patch some black cards, the base(yeah), and maybe a Mora error card#13... and 4-5 cards.... by the way, 2 of my unavailable turned into checklists...
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a bunch of 1987-1989 are going off now... HURRY, HURRY!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:12 AM   #496 (permalink)
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The one thing is that there does appear to be a pattern to the cards redeemed. If you watch carefully, you might be able to redeem at a decent time. Redeeming 160 when the first 20 were crap is not the best strategy.

I would expect to see the prices of the codes on ebay come down quite a bit.
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Three codes entered: 3 hall of famers hit.

I should be excited, right? Continue on.

Paul Molitor 1988
Paul Molitor / Designated Hitter / Milwaukee Brewers
Card Number: 465

Mike Schmidt 1987
Mike Schmidt / Third Base / Philadelphia Phillies
Card Number: 430

Tony Gwynn 1989
Tony Gwynn / Outfield / San Diego Padres
Card Number: 570

The least they could do is make them gem grade worthy.
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It's all stars now... 87-89... Rose, Yount, Mattingly, Puckett, Schmidt, Ripken, Clemens, etc. These are actually the cards my mom threw out.
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Hell I threw out all my 87's I hated that set! They only made 7 million of them.
I have 9 Barry Bonds RC in my Topps Million lot. They book for $10 a shot. Ill bet I could only get 10 bucks for all 9. Its been 3.5 weeks since a card worth over a $100 has been given out, yet I just watched someone pay $715 for 198redemption cards on ebay. Are you fu--ing kidding me! You could buy a PSA 9 monster old school rookie for that.
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Hell I threw out all my 87's I hated that set! They only made 7 million of them.
I have 9 Barry Bonds RC in my Topps Million lot. They book for $10 a shot. Ill bet I could only get 10 bucks for all 9. Its been 3.5 weeks since a card worth over a $100 has been given out, yet I just watched someone pay $715 for 198redemption cards on ebay. Are you fu--ing kidding me! You could buy a PSA 9 monster old school rookie for that.
I don't have one of those Bonds RCs yet... want to trade one? I'll give you a bunch of my dupes... 1973 and 1975 commons... beef up your pile a bit?
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