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Old 06-30-2011, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Opinions on Topps/Bowman Replacement of a 1/1 crappy player?

I hit a printing plate from 2008 Bowman Chrome after stopping at the LCS last night for a couple packs (some no-name prospect I can't even remember at the moment). The plate looks fine but border around the player is really poor condition (white marks, dings, etc).

Since it's a 1/1 of a crappy player, am I likely going to be disappointed if I send it in for a swap? Just wonder if anyone has sent in "rare" no-name players and actually been pleased with the replacement...
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, no, no! Of course the printing plate is not in "mint" condition...it's been used!

It's like getting a GW jersey card that has dirt on it so you're returning it because you want a nice clean swatch! lol
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LMAO...........really?
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not the plate itself, but the paper border thing they put on top of it...

Here's the same type of card, damage along those areas. Wish I would have brought it to work with me and scanned it

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Old 06-30-2011, 01:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Printing plates are just that.. I don't think I've ever seen a nice printing plate except for the framed variety...
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just a heads up that Topps won't replace a two year old card anyways.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would actually be more concerned if the plate was in "mint" condition.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I see what your saying, the border is nicked up and its bothering you correct? I guess give them a call
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Thats just the way those are bro never seen a great conditioned print plate. Nice pull for just opening a couple packs thou.
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Since 1/1's "should" have been packed out I hope they don't have a replacement sitting on hand for you. That would mean they didn't pack some hits out in a case like this I would almost expect or would hope they would replace the bordering layer on top of the plate. Will they do it on a card a couple years old idk.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I see what your saying, the border is nicked up and its bothering you correct? I guess give them a call
So you are saying that a printing plate that was actually used to make the cards in the printing process should not look used? This is absolutely crazy. That plate was used to make the cards, do you seriously expect it to look in pristine condition? There is no way Topps is going to replace that further more they shouldn't replace that.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Printing plates are used to manufacture the cards. This is how they're supposed to look.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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One of the reasons I hate selling plates on eBay. When I do I make very sure to clearly and boldly state that most printing plates have some sort of factory damage from their use and the one I'm selling is no different.

I wonder how many negatives have been given on eBay by people who buy a plate and don't understand that almost 100% of them are "damaged" in some way.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm not concerned about the condition of the printing plate.

The paper border that they glue on top of the plate to make it a "card" is in really bad condition.

Make sense?
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Printing plates are just that.. I don't think I've ever seen a nice printing plate except for the framed variety...
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I would actually be more concerned if the plate was in "mint" condition.
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Thats just the way those are bro never seen a great conditioned print plate. Nice pull for just opening a couple packs thou.
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So you are saying that a printing plate that was actually used to make the cards in the printing process should not look used? This is absolutely crazy. That plate was used to make the cards, do you seriously expect it to look in pristine condition? There is no way Topps is going to replace that further more they shouldn't replace that.
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Printing plates are used to manufacture the cards. This is how they're supposed to look.

did any of you look at the pic? the plate isn't damaged....... the frame around the plate is damaged.
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You guys must all have reading problems. The plate is fine. He is saying that the paper border they use on them is mangled. Has nothing to do with the printing process.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Even if it is damaged, Topps will not replace this because it has been over a year since that product was released. I would advise do not waste your time.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Just a heads up that Topps won't replace a two year old card anyways.
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Even if it is damaged, Topps will not replace this because it has been over a year since that product was released. I would advise do not waste your time.

thanks for the heads up guys
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I'm not concerned about the condition of the printing plate.

The paper border that they glue on top of the plate to make it a "card" is in really bad condition.

Make sense?
now that I spend more than .3 seconds looking at the picture, yes. That is a bummer about the border, but I don't imagine Topps would help you out there.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I've got a few of the 2011 Series 1/2 plates that are in very good condition
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I would actually be more concerned if the plate was in "mint" condition.
This one is pretty good shape
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I honestly wouldn't even bother sending it in. Why would you want to send in a 1/1 printing plate and take the chance of NOT getting a 1/1 printing plate back? Are you planning on selling the plate? Plus, like others have said, they won't replace cards more than a year old.

I feel companies shouldn't put the paper borders on them anyway. Just pack them out in their natural condition.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I feel companies shouldn't put the paper borders on them anyway. Just pack them out in their natural condition.
i definitely agree
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:26 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Who is the plate of?

I agree with the other members that stated that you won't get anything if you send it into Topps since the product has been out for over a year.
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