Thread: ...Strata Box Break...
01-01-2013, 11:04 AM #1
...Strata Box Break...
I purchased a box of 2012 Topps Strata yesterday, haven't busted anything in awhile so was pretty pumped up. So i start opening the packs, and in the first pack a couple of the cards are bent pretty bad. No worries didnt have any hits in there. Keep going, same thing bent cards, and going and going. Almost every single pack had a bent card in it. Honestly my biggest hit of the box was a Andrew Luck rookie but guess what its frickin Bent. My 3 hits were horrible some noname for a jersey and the 2 autographs were redemptions. WTF. Worse box ever, i kept everything, i think topps(panini) will get a little email from me later. I will post some pictures up of the cards too. I would say about 80-90% of the box was damage. The lcs employee couldn't believe neither when i opened them there. the box wasnt damaged, must of been during the packaging.
here is the damage:
Almost every card is like this
Hits of the box
And the biggest hit,
to my fricking bank account.
No more for me until National Treasures
Last edited by WVcoltsfan; 01-05-2013 at 04:55 PM.
01-05-2013, 07:45 AM #2
sorry about the wait guys but here are some pictures of that break
01-05-2013, 08:04 AM #3
bump pictures have been added, email also has been sent to Topps
01-05-2013, 10:22 AM #4
I have issues with damaged cards from both Topps and Panini. I will say in both cases they replaced any card that was damaged. I even had 1/1 replaced albeit with a different player of about the same value. This info come directly from the topps website at http://www.topps.com/faq:
For missing and or Damaged
Please note that the policy of the Topps Company
regarding the request for missing product items for all current year products
requires that the consumer include the following items with their submission:
1) A letter of explanation
2) A copy of sales receipt
pack wrappers & or mini boxes from the product
4) The UPC code (bar
code) from the Main box
This should be sent to:
ATTN: Consumer Relations
401 York Ave.
ATTN: Consumer Relations
We will then review your issue and
begin taking steps toward rectifying it, please allow 2-4 weeks for
Scanning Items for Missing Hits :
If you failed to
receive a card within the stated odds printed on its respective packaging and
have a scanner. Please contact Topps Customer Service electronically for
replacements, eliminating the need to mail items in.
Please email email@example.com and include your name and
address, along with digital pictures in PDF format which must include the UPC
symbol from the box with either an "X" or hole punched through the center also
please provide the date of submission written on the UPC, and a copy of the
store receipt evidencing the purchase. Once we receive this email and confirm,
we will expedite the process and ship your missing hit.
01-05-2013, 10:28 AM #5
yea this was pretty much a whole box that was damaged i sent them an email just waiting for a response now
01-05-2013, 09:57 PM #6
100 for strata, wow! im glad i got my buddies 3 boxes at 85! I also only payed 88 at the most for my boxes. Dang!Go Gators and Bears!
I only collect Justin Blackmon and I guess I am getting in the SUPER collector range of Alshon Jeffery! Over 40 autos and rising!
01-05-2013, 10:41 PM #7
yea i know tell me about it
01-05-2013, 11:42 PM #8
I'm guessing you live in Ontario or BC since the tax was 15 bucks. Makes me glad I'm in Alberta with a measley 5% sales tax. I'm sure they will just email you back asking you to send everything in to them. Good luck on that mess though.Collect Star/HOF patches and autosIf it isn't listed in Beckett as a RC, THEN IT ISNT A RC!If you want DC, then you can pay the $17+ it will cost!
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01-06-2013, 04:15 AM #9
Yeah that's terrible. I noticed some bent base cards in my boxes as well, pretty annoying and terrible quality control on Topps part. Seems like they really dropped the ball in general this year.NFL: Collecting Ray Rice, Matthew Stafford, Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, Sean Lee, and Brett Favre
NBA: Collecting Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, and of course Jordan
MLB: Collecting Will "The Thrill" Clark
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01-06-2013, 08:48 AM #10
im located in Nova Scotia, taxes sux lol