Wednesday, July 10, 2013

*Panini Redemption Update 2012 Football

In the latter part of 2012, we sent in (online) our redemption's for two cards from 2012 Panini Football products. They were:

August 2012 - 2012 Donruss Elite - Down and Distance Materials Prime Signatures Miles Austin #'d out of /10
October 2012 - 2012 Panini Certified - Mirror Red Signatures Matt Kalil #'d out of /250

Called up Panini on May 13th and asked about the Miles Austin. This would be a sweet looking card so we were hesitant on having it replaced, but didn't want to wait a year for it either. They didn't have anything on file about it so decided to ask for a replacement. Again this is a prime patch autograph numbered to only 10 cards! A comparable card can be viewed different ways, we we only hopeful that what was coming was a really nice card. 
The Kalil could have waited a little longer but decided to ask for a replacement since we were on the phone and didn't mind replacing him for someone else.

Well today a package was waiting for us and couldn't wait to see what was inside. Here is what Panini sent us as replacements:

For the Matt Kalil Replacement we received this 2012 Panini Certified Cyrus Grey Mirror Red Signatures /350
The Miles Austin Replacement we received this 2011 Donruss Gridiron Maurice Jones-Drew Dual Relic Autograph #'d 1/5
The Cyrus Grey replacing the Kalil is alright even though it is 100 cards more in the print run. Both players are around the same BV and trade value. The Jones-Drew replacing the Austin was okay as well. The Austin was going to be a Prime Patch with probably a sticker autograph. Numbered out of 10 it was in good secondary market value already and being a Cowboy this puts the value a little higher since they are a very collectible team. The Jones-Drew card is a sticker autograph which matches the Austin, but the relics are single swatches, too bad it wasn't a prime relic. Serial number 1 of 5 is a good benefit, and pretty sure customer service had a hard time tracking down a very low serial number replacement for it so they did a good job there. These are a very scarce card and insert set from 2011 so the value of these is pretty high.

Should we have waited longer for the redemption's to come in? Tough call, we pretty much matched what we were going to receive just that it took a little longer waiting for them to come. Redemption's are a tricky thing, if you have a great superstar player it might be hard to ask for a replacement for them. It's also just as tough to hold on and wait for sometimes over a year to get the card you pulled. Either way it looks like redemption's are going to be with us for a long time still so if your not one for them, sell your redemption cards or ask for a replacement which will come sooner than waiting. 

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