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Old 07-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation *UPDATE #3* Ken Griffey Jr. Ultimate Chase Card - U-Turn

As you may or may not know I was a lucky person a while back to hit the Griffey Jr. Chase Card out of 1 box of 2013 Topps Series 2 Jumbo To this day it goes down as one of my biggest pulls in my life.

I was faced with a big dilemma:

Redeem or Sell

After hearing tons and tons of suggestions, I redeemed it on Saturday

Well after a 20 minute phone conversation this morning with a representative I had asked them to get any information about the card itself because I did not know anything about it, told them it could be a very valuable card and email me back with ANY information about it.

About 20 minutes later I got an e-mail from the rep:


"Dear Zachary,

Congratulations again on hitting the Ken Griffey Jr Chase Card! We here at Topps are happy for you!

The department has advised me that the only information they have on it right now is that it will be a premium relic card with an autograph, however no images or photos are available as of yet due to its so new.

I hopes this helps you out in any way!"


My first reaction to that email update was ....

I don't want to hit the panic button just yet but after that email I am almost starting to regret redeeming it. Makes me want to puke really. I'm releived to know it's at least a "premium relic" so I'm guessing a patch and an autograph at least.

Update #2 - 9/26/13 - Out of nowhere Topps contacts me!

Topps just sent me a direct message via Twitter that Griffey has signed my Ultimate Chase Card!!

This is fantastic news, still no image of it yet for me. I guess the only way I'll see it is when it comes in the mail!!

UPDATE # 3 - 11/18/13 (From 11/15/13) - Well things have taken a little bit of U-Turn it seems. I reached out to Topps via Twitter on the 15th, almost 2 months after the last update..






Yes I was indeed told over the phone they had NO RECORD of him signing any Chase Card and no info on it at all. The guy asked if I wanted a replacement and I told him I don't want one. I'll wait it out. That is when I reached out over on Twitter. I guess we will find out in a few days what's the story is.

Will update once I hear back from them.

UPDATE #4 : 12/17/13

Apparent Topps sent me a DM again on Twitter and I never saw it. There is basically no new update. They are waiting on relics and was told it is indeed a 1/1.

Waiting on relics...awesome there goes the sick patch prayer

So yeah, still "Pending". Yet they had no problem making relic book autos for Five Star? *facepalm*

I'd imagine this will be my last update till after Christmas.

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Griffey signs often for everyone he is under contract with. When I redeemed a Museum Collection Archival Autograph on cxard 1/25 last year, I received it in less than 6 months. Good Luck!
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Honestly, I think you're overreacting right now. I don't know what you were expecting this card would be, but a patch/auto would have been about what I expected out of it. I don't think they'll have trouble making this card like they have some other big hits in the past since there should be plenty of Griffey jerseys available to them, and I think he's signed other things for them recently.

I still wouldn't be surprised if it took them a couple of months to get it out though. Just be patient and don't worry yourself to death checking the redemption site everyday :P.
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What was the odds on that pull? I'm sure you were told to sell that card for the very reason you stated.Never redeem,it's not worth the headaches.
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Honestly, I think you're overreacting right now. I don't know what you were expecting this card would be, but a patch/auto would have been about what I expected out of it. I don't think they'll have trouble making this card like they have some other big hits in the past since there should be plenty of Griffey jerseys available to them, and I think he's signed other things for them recently.

I still wouldn't be surprised if it took them a couple of months to get it out though. Just be patient and don't worry yourself to death checking the redemption site everyday :P.
I am overreacting a little bit only because I am excited about it and just from all the horror stories lately, just has me on edge but I wanted to see what the community thought So I made a poll to have fun at my expense, and Topps.

I am not expecting this right away, as JohnnysBench said 6 months for him so hopefully I can get it in that time frame too!!
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What was the odds on that pull? I'm sure you were told to sell that card for the very reason you stated.Never redeem,it's not worth the headaches.
Yeah I know, I wanted to sell it believe me but when people said it was an auto, I just had to have it in hand because it's my first Griffey auto and I've ALWAYS wanted one

The odds on the Beckett site list the Patch/Auto at 1:394,956
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Yeah I know, I wanted to sell it believe me but when people said it was an auto, I just had to have it in hand because it's my first Griffey auto and I've ALWAYS wanted one

The odds on the Beckett site list the Patch/Auto at 1:394,956
OK,that was the second hardest hit in the product.Hope you get the card.
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When in doubt, wait it out.

I honestly think you are overreacting as well but I would too if it was that big of a pull and they told me the same thing. Good luck!
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I would've sold it. You prob could've got like 600-800 for it. Not to mention it'll be most likely a sticker auto since its base topps
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It doesn't matter what the guy SHOULD have done at this point.

But yes, you are way over reacting. I am not sure what information you expected but I wouldn't expect any at this point. They are right, this is still a pretty fresh product. Wait a few months. Not all redemptions are bad. You just only hear about the horror stories not the countless times things are redeemed without issue. Think about it like this, when is the last time you heard of a Griffey redemption NOT getting completed?
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Sticker auto, probably pictured on the card in a Mariners jersey but the patch will be from the Reds.

I sure hope not but I wouldn't trust Topps.
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Good God calm down. The real question here is: IF you actually get a Griffey from them, how many children will you have when it arrives?
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All I can say is I hope it doesn't take long - I hope it's sick - and I hope you give me a shot at it!!! Seriously!!! LmK!!!
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Keep Calm and Chive on
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Sticker auto, probably pictured on the card in a Mariners jersey but the patch will be from the Reds.

I sure hope not but I wouldn't trust Topps.
Winning prediction! Sorry, OP - that's a drag....
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Bump for update!
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Bump for update!
I am confused. Isn't this your thread....
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Bump for update!
Nice! Can't wait to see it!
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Nice! Can't wait to see it!
Thanks! I can't wait either!
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Congrats! I'd personally rather not see a photo until I get it. It really adds to the suspense and excitement.
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Bump for update!
Ok so where is the update?
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Ok so where is the update?
Read it again.
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Ok so where is the update?
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Congrats! I'd personally rather not see a photo until I get it. It really adds to the suspense and excitement.
Thank you! I am going to record the opening when I get it

It's not exactly the Babe Ruth Ultimate Chase Card but it's my first Griffey auto ever.

When they said "he signed your chase card" it makes me want to believe its on card lol
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Congrats! Sounds like it will be a beautiful card!
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