January 26, 2011
Catching up on the news: Bradford 1/1 not packed out?
Just in case collectors didn't see the mess that brought up on Blowout and a few other blogs, I wanted to let collectors know about the story of the moment.
A collector on Blowout claimed he asked for replacement redemptions from Panini when the cards he wanted took too long.
Panini allegedly sent him back the best card in the set – a 2010 Certified Sam Bradford Mirror Black 1/1 auto, which has already made its way on to ebay.
Sports Card File explained why something like this could potentially happen. Sports Cards Uncensored is NOT happy about this mess.
Remember, this is a story with no confirmation from Panini and no proof shown otherwise by the poster.
But if this is true, it definitely hurts collectors because while the probability of getting this card is very low, no one expected their chance to actually be zero percent. We all buy baseball boxes and cases hoping to get that one big hit (most of us anyway). When people buy lottery tickets, they get them in hopes they will defeat the odds.
Hopefully, Panini responds to this and explains what happened or deny the entire story. Either way, it puts a cloud over the company.