Today I received the following e-mail from Topps, twice actually for two cards I redeemed many, many moons ago.
This email is to inform you that the Topps Company is currently experiencing a delay in processing the following redemption card: Red Hot Rookie #11
There was also a pin # and code.
Really? This was supposed to ship according to the cards by the first week of November. November of what year? The letter should have read:
This e-mail is to inform you that you are just another sucker who spent money on the most boring product of Topps 2008 line. Thanks for your donation, you will get your final crappy card when we are good and ready to send it out.
Now if I could respond to this, some of the hair on the back of your necks might stand with the profanity that would be in that response.
I did luck out with Card #11, and I have no idea who #14 is but I am supposed to get that dude also. Here is the final checklist if anyone is interested in what they may or may not ever see from Topps.
2008 Topps Red Hot Rookie Redemption Checklist:
# 1 Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds / Autographed
# 2 Justin Masterson, Boston Red Sox
# 3 John Bowker, San Francisco Giants
# 4 Kosuke Fukudome, Chicago Cubs
# 5 Mike Aviles, Kansas City Royals
# 6 Chris Davis, Texas Rangers
# 7 Chris Volsatd, Florida Marlins
# 8 Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs
# 9 Brad Ziegler, Oakland A’s
# 10 Gio Gonzalez, Oakland A’s
# 11 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
# 12 Daniel Murphy, New York Mets
# 13 Chris Dickerson, Cincinnati Reds
# 14 Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants
# 15 Nick Evans, New York Mets
# 16 Clayton Richard, Chicago White Sox
# 17 Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays
# 18 Taylor Teagraden, Texas Rangers
# 19 Collin Balester, Washington Nationals
# 20 Lou Montanez, Baltimore Orioles