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My 2008 Topps Red Hot Rookie has arrived

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2008toppsredhotloumontanezEarlier this week I bitched about having not seen my Lou Montanez 2008 Topps Red Hot Rookie despite receiving more than two weeks ago an e-mail from Topps stating it was on the way. Well, it arrived today and I have mixed emotions.

Let’s start with the positives.

First off, the card arrived safely. As has been the case in recent years Topps employs the services of Tri-Star Fulfillment — no relation to Tri-Star cards — and the card arrived in a sleeve and top loader inside a semi-stiff envelop. Good shipping method. Secondly, the thing looks awesome. Love the refractor technology.

But in fairness, I must bring up the bad. Continue reading

Holy Crap! My Topps Red Hot Rookie Is On Its Way!

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

redhotrookieGot a lovely note this morning from Topps informing me that my 2008 Topps Series 2 Red Hot Rookie card of Lou Montanez is on its way! Can you sense my joy? Do I need to add more exclamation points?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The kicker? Shipment will take 10 to 14 days. Jesus …

On a positive note, I also recently received my Ross Detwiler 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft auto. ~Woo hoo.~

Now only if Topps can work diligently to bang out those WBC redemptions it inserted in the 2009 Topps Ser. 1 product.