Topps has decided to go high tech on us and make life simpler for the collectors.
Topps announced that the process to get a missing card from hobby boxes has become easier as they will now do replacements electronically, which means no more cutting up the UPC code, saving all the wrappers and dragging yourself to the post office to pay more on shipping for a card you should have already received.
This starts now.
But it's still not as simple as just punching a few clicks on a mouse.
Email Support@Topps.com and include your name and address, along with digital pictures in PDF format, which must include the UPC symbol from the box with either an “X” or hole punched through the center, the wrapper from the pack with the missing card and a copy of the store receipt evidencing the purchase. Once email is received and confirmed, they will begin the process to send out your missing hit.
Still sounds like a bit of a hassle, especially for people who are not whizzes with computers. Stupid PDF files. However, I like that I don't have to pay for shipping and delivery confirmation anymore. That part always annoyed me.
More info at Topps' Customer Service Page.