06-14-2012, 07:09 PM #1
I'm kinda new to NPN and confused
I've done NPN through Upper Deck for a few years, but I want to start doing it for more companies. I have a question though. What do I need exactly when I send the request into the company. Do i only need...
the outside addressed envelope
an included SASE
an index card (I'm not sure what to write on this)
Any help would be appreciated.
06-16-2012, 09:24 AM #2
Pretty simple process. You just need to put your name and address on the index card and mail it. If you get something in return they pay the postage.
06-16-2012, 11:05 AM #3
06-16-2012, 11:28 AM #4
No problem no it is pretty simple process a lot just don't like to waste stamps for potentially getting nothing.
06-16-2012, 11:38 AM #5
Not worth the time to me. I just stick to the online ones thru UD. I've gotten a couple. But to waste stamps and envelopes isn't worth my time anymore.Cards and other items available on my Google + page
06-18-2012, 07:59 PM #6
06-18-2012, 08:12 PM #7
I used to do this a lot. Back in the day, you could send up to 8 requests per product for Topps, and you always got back decent inserts. Numbered parallels, some game used, and once in a while an autograph.
It's been a long time since I got anything worth the stamp it cost me now. A few Panini game used a couple of years ago, but that's the last time I remember getting anything decent.
Since I have switched my buying practices to more singles in recent years, I just don't do it near like I used to though. Every once in a while I pick up a pack, and send one in for the heck of it, but it seems all I get now are commons, or a Topps Gold numbered to 2011. and usually of some scrub.
My buddy is still hard at it though. We trade. I give him football addy's and he gives me baseball ones. he gives me any football he gets, and I give him the baseball. it worked out great for years. But lately I only give him a few here and there, and he sends me another one all the time.
I try telling him, "Look dude, I gave you five last year, and you sent me like 30 of them. That doesn't work for me anymore."
I am out in the country, and don't get to a card shop and Target much. He lives almost across the street from a Target, and about a mile from the LCS, so he gets them all the time.
I send a few. But I keep trying to tell him this is a dead operation. We just don't get anything near worth the cost of stamps, envelopes, and index cards anymore.
Used to be a great way to get some decent cards cheap, but not really anymore.
06-18-2012, 11:51 PM #8
ahhh thanks for the information everyone. I think I'll stick to UD's online process. I'll save my stamps for my TTM collection then! lol thanks a bunch