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Thread: Five Year Wait Is OVER!!!!
04-02-2013, 09:16 PM #1
Five Year Wait Is OVER!!!!
This was a card that I thought I would never see. I bought the only copy of the redemption card that I ever saw way back in early 2008, redeemed it...waited, waited, and waited. 18 months later, I called Upper Deck to find out if it would be made and was told that because they had exhausted their supply of sticker autos and couldn't come to a new agreement for more, it was not going to be produced. Down-hearted, I requested a replacement and that was that.
Until two weeks ago.
Out of the blue and causing me to pick up my jaw, it did appear on eBay. A quick PM exchange put on a BIN and the deal was made.
And here it is...
This probably won't mean much to a lot of folks out there, but for me this is a major void in the collection being filled. It certainly looks a lot better in the slideshow than this...
04-02-2013, 09:26 PM #2
04-02-2013, 10:02 PM #3
My real concern was whether they'd use Habs stickers to finally produce a small number of Sharks-era autos - his 05-06 SPGU base parallel /5 was never produced, nor was his 05-06 Hot Prospects Shield.
04-02-2013, 10:07 PM #4
wow very nice, congrats! I wonder how many total cards were made, if they were short of the stickers, wouldn't there be a chance that fewer than 50 would have been actually sent out?
04-03-2013, 07:21 AM #5
Did ud give something to compensate for the replaced redemption?1- P.K Subban - Vlad Guerrero (Expos)
2- Montreal Canadiens Centennial auto'd (current count: 113)
3- Brian Gionta 10-11 Panini Certified Mirror Emerald, Black and Big men jersey auto
04-03-2013, 01:15 PM #6
Way back in the day, yeah. My replacement was a Kyle Chipchura SP Authentic RC and a Larry Murphy Beehive Signature Scrapbook. Yee-haw.
04-05-2013, 08:01 AM #7
04-08-2013, 04:11 PM #8
hmm, 01/50, i wonder by luck was this the only one they made?? id request a report from UD to figure out the actual amount that were made, u may have yourself a 1/1, ya never know!Collecting 13-14 Upper Deck Series 1 Shining Stars RAINBOWS: 21/50 (42% complete)
04-08-2013, 04:39 PM #9
That's awesome, congrats! Also frustrating for collectors to randomly find out years later, but still very nice too see it being fulfilled.
04-08-2013, 05:49 PM #10