Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The TOPPS Million Giveaway cards have arrived (the horror)

I knew that ordering these cards from the TOPPS's Million Card giveaway promotion was going to be a big risk. I did not expect to see mint cards by any means (it's topps-what would you expect) and I was really expecting to get cards that looked like they were in the spokes of my children's bikes. Truthfully I didn't know what to think considering some of the horror stories/pictures that I've seen on different blogs and how some of the cards that arrived shouldn't even be called cards because they looked so mangled up. Here's what the "butcher shop" sent me:

The 1955 Gene Conley card is in poor condition to say the least thanks to some horrible corners and off centering and a crease mark in the card. No way this card was in a vault. The 1957 Mike Fornieles is horribly off centered with wellllllllllllllllllllllllllll rounded corners.

1972 Ollie Brown is in fair condition. I'd say the 1968 Bill white has some better centering but once again the corners are killers!

MY MAIN MAN HOJO is horribly off centered. As for the 1972 Angel Mangual it's corners are bad.

The 1974 Willie Crawford has off centering issues. The 1976 Larry Dierker isn't too bad. once again rough corners.

The 1971 Danny Combs is in fair condition but rough on the corners. The 1967 Mayo Smith is off centered.

It was $10.00 for shipping everything out.

What say you?


Play at the Plate said...

I literally just requested shipping on my cards 30 minutes ago and fully expect the same thing.

The Big Kahuna said...

In the immortal words of Bill Clinton, "I feel your pain".

GCA said...

Argh, I don't mind corners like that on old 50's and early 60's stuff maybe, but most of my 44 that I ordered yesterday are '79s that I hope are upgrades for the minor-crease-riddled ones I already have. Wrote about my giveaway trade experiences here: