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Old 12-01-2012, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does Topps even have quality control?

You pay hundreds for a pack of five star only to open then pack and find that it looks like topps cut them with a weed whacker. If you were looking forward to buying up 2012 chrome prospect autos you have to deal with diamond cutting. Is topps even trying? I have 2 Soler Blue Wave autos side by side, can you tell which one isn't right?

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if its obvious I don't see it...
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if its obvious I don't see it...
Makes two of us although I agree 200% on the horrible QC of Topps.
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if its obvious I don't see it...
One on right is shorter and diamond cut on top. It's more obvious if you stack them, but tat doesn't show on a scan.
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I was gonna guess the shorter thing but passed on it.

I don't know if Topps can measure every single card though. Agreed, it sucks, but I can easily see how that slips through (I mean its not obvious off the bat)
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If you're unhappy with one of those cards, I'll gladly take it off your hands at a deeply discounted price
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how about politely asking some rep to give bryce harper a new staedtler every once in a while
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I was gonna guess the shorter thing but passed on it.

I don't know if Topps can measure every single card though. Agreed, it sucks, but I can easily see how that slips through (I mean its not obvious off the bat)
I think some variation is expected, but surely guys aren't hand cutting these. The auto refractors forme 2012 chrome were worse than this. An occasional error is going to happen, but the 2012 chrome is embarrassing.


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If you want to make me an offer feel free. I didn't get one when I bought it, hence my frustration. I don't think the seller even noticed. I knew it looked off when I got my hands on it, but wasn't sure until i compared it to my other one.



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how about politely asking some rep to give bryce harper a new staedtler every once in a while

Seriously. It's like Harper saw Taveras' autograph and had to step up the streaking on his own signature. Still, those Oscar swirls are the worst. Even when there aren't streaks it's horrible.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If I remember correctly topps quit printing its own cards years ago and outsourced the actual printing of them. So I am guessing no they dont have any QC. As long as payment clears.
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If you are looking for perfection then you should not be opening packs. Go buy graded cards.
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