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T_Terry
02-18-2011, 01:30 PM
Hey all!

Yesterday I posted asking if anyone had received redemption replacements for the 2009 Main Event Marks Poker Autographs. Ironically, UPS showed up at the door this morning. Now, here is what I had outstandings.

2009 Main Event Marks Poker Autograph CLUB Chris Ferguson
2009 Main Event Marks Poker Autograph DIAMOND Phil Ivey xx/50

I expected something special for the Ivey, seeing he is one of the best in the game. Ivey signatures are hard to come by and with this one being numbered to xx/50, I expected a nice auto in return. Now from what I hear the book value of these cards are higher than the two autos but unless I'm missing something I am a bit disappointed on what I got in return.

Here's what was inside.

Not scanned: One Pack of 2009 Stealth - which contained four base and a Harvick Confidential insert.

A snap case included:

Card One:

http://www.timterry.ca/replacement1.jpg
Doesn't show well on the scan, but there is some slight chipping on the bottom.

Card Two:

http://www.timterry.ca/replacement2.jpg

Card Three:

http://www.timterry.ca/replacement3.jpg

So how do you guys think I made out?

nadeau01_johnson48
02-18-2011, 04:06 PM
I think you got hosed. Especially if you were planning on selling the Ferguson/Ivey. Those three combined wouldn't fetch what an Ivey auto would.

reaxion
02-18-2011, 04:17 PM
I think I would feel kind of cheated. That just doesn't feel like a fair exchange to me at all. It's just too bad that there's just not much that can be done about it. I havn't had very much experiance with presspass but you could try to contact them and let them know that you feel like you didn't get fair value for the cards that were being replaced. You never know until you try they may send you something to try and make it a little more fair. Anyhow good luck and sorry to hear about the bad replacements........*Ryan*

3dalesrfan3
02-18-2011, 08:02 PM
You got screwed....plain and simple.

Danols1
02-18-2011, 08:05 PM
The 3 wouldnt get 25 % of phil u really took that raw ( thank you sir may i have another ) lol sorry for your loss

Biggums7
02-19-2011, 12:10 AM
email or call them, they have some of the best customer service out there

bgggg2001
02-19-2011, 01:06 AM
I'd be really disappointed with those as a replacement

T_Terry
02-19-2011, 01:09 AM
email or call them, they have some of the best customer service out there
I emailed them late in the day and assume they will get back to me on Tuesday. I've dealt with their CS in the past and have nothing but great praise for them - hopefully this will be no exception.

race crazy
02-19-2011, 01:26 AM
yep you got hosed-i guess they did the best they could with replacements but still kind of weak

Ripken8fan55
02-19-2011, 01:30 AM
Ouch

mdclapps
02-19-2011, 09:21 AM
I wouldn't be that excited, but you atleast got something.

T_Terry
02-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Just an update. I got off the phone with Lisa from Press Pass and long story short there's nothing that can be done. From the values they have, the replacement was an even trade (Ambrose 30/Kahne 20/McMurray 10 vs Ferguson Club 20/Ivey Diamond 40, which I might add seems to be low for the Ivey IMO). I did mention that I collect Regan Smith and that if she came across anything she'd email me but for now, I'm stuck with a loss.

Guess I'll take a lesson in never buying redemptions again!

reaxion
02-23-2011, 06:25 PM
ouch that sucks man. I think that is a very low estimate for the Ivey but maybe thats just me......*Ryan*

Bluedogcards
02-23-2011, 06:31 PM
ouch sorry that just sucks

griz
02-23-2011, 09:05 PM
3 cards @$60 is not the same as 2 cards @$60...and how do they put a value on cards that don't exist?

Rw2fan4ever
02-23-2011, 09:28 PM
3 cards @$60 is not the same as 2 cards @$60...and how do they put a value on cards that don't exist?

Thats the same thing i was thinking. Ivey is to poker what Sr. was to NASCAR, and Fergeson is probly the 2nd most popular player, id be upset with what press pass sent to make up for those 2 poker autos

T_Terry
02-24-2011, 10:15 AM
Thats the same thing i was thinking. Ivey is to poker what Sr. was to NASCAR, and Fergeson is probly the 2nd most popular player, id be upset with what press pass sent to make up for those 2 poker autos
My thoughts exactly. Honestly, I was expecting either a low end star or mid-end semi star auto in exchange for the Ivey and if I were to sell all three cards I got I wouldn't get my return that I spent on the Main Event Marks. It leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.

griz
02-24-2011, 11:06 AM
And besides, as long as this fiasco has been going on, they should be giving additional value on replacement cards.

They have 9 of my redemptions. I'm wondering if they are planning on sending me anything. Maybe they conveniently lost them as I have not heard anything from them about them. But then again, I'm still trying to get my 09 Element Mystery Element redemption cards for almost 1.5 years from them.

T_Terry
03-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Further update, for those who follow the Press Pass facebook page will see that a collector received a multi-colored Pit Sign card of Brad Keselowski #02/10 for the Dennis Phillips redemption. I promptly responded with:

"At least you didn't get shafted with the Press Pass redemption program. They lost at least one collector over it."

Over the top? Maybe, but seeing that after I got what I received was pretty low. Press Pass would respond this morning with this:

"Tim, I think that you will be happy with your Main Event replacements. A package was sent out to you last week that you should be receiving any day now...please give us a call! Thanks!"

So we'll see what happens by the end of the week! I was about ready to put my NASCAR collection on hold to head back and focus on my Hockey collection but we'll see how this ends up.