What We Need to See From Either Side on the Bradford Fiasco

Today, I got an email on a card that I had requested replacement on from Panini. What I found out from my redemption replacement experience may be instrumental in getting to the bottom of the Bradford Mirror Black 1/1 fiasco. From what I gather, for every redemption that Panini replaces, they indicate replacements given on the request page itself in the user’s account. For my crap auto that someone gave me back in 2009, a replacement was needed due to the card never being made. As you can see from the picture below, its easy to see the card that was redeemed, as well as what Panini replaced it with.

Because this Bradford situation hinges on who is telling the truth, it will become essential for proof to be provided, one way or the other. Someone is going down, and it is either the poster on Blowout’s forum, or its Panini’s overall reputation as a trustworthy company. Because Panini has to keep detailed records for a number of reasons, this is a pretty easy situation to get to the bottom of. Its up to them if they want to go the route of UD and Beckett, issuing denials and refusal of responsibility, or actually owning up to the mistake if it happened. Then again, if my situation below is unique, we are back at square one.

Of course, this could easily be solved by Mr. Swift, but I dont think that is going to happen either. Screen shots are pretty easy to come by, but I doubt he would want to screw himself over if the proof isnt in the pudding. Also, if this request was settled outside of the computer system, a screen shot may not be available.

Here is a screen shot of my account, I would expect it to be very easy for the poster or Panini to show the picture from the request page to help clear the air.

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13 thoughts on “What We Need to See From Either Side on the Bradford Fiasco

  1. so 1 year and 3 months later they gave you a card numbered to 499 when the original was numbered to 149. Boy that’s a load. This is why I’ve never purchased or sent in any redemption.

  2. What –

    Long story short, Panini never actually put the single best ($-wise) card in Certified into a pack of Certified.

  3. FYI, Panini and Topps are not very good at redemption replacements, but Upper Deck is the best.

  4. Their redemption service sucks. Still waiting on two 2009-10 Classics Basketball redemptions. Redeemed Brandon Jennings and Darren Collison rookie auto’s last April and May. Called and inquired about them before Christmas and the guy on the line tried to give me some kind of update on their progress, but he sounded like he was just making shit up in order to ease my concerns. Closing in on a year wait now.

  5. I assume this is THE Mr. Swift who is a UD Diamond Club member (and btw charges far too much for shipping on his eBay auctions). I don’t doubt he is also a good patron of Panini. It’s very likely Panini takes good care of him and this would be a prime, albeit damning example.

  6. Have you looked at all the negatives mswift has received lately. His shipping prices are very high priced. His DSRs are very low on shipping. And what about his old ebay account that is no longer registered on ebay.

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  8. THEY DIDNT PUT THE SANCHEZ CHAMP TICKET IN THE PACKS NEITHER. NORE DID THEY PUT IN THE TEBOW MIRROR BLACK THIS YEAR..

    THIS IS NORMAL AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE BACK DOORED STUFF FOR 5 YEARS+ NOW AND NO ONE WANTED TO LISTEN. WELL THERE YOU GO, NO YOU HAVE PROOF…

    DONT U GUYS EVER WONDER HOW ALEX MANCINI AND JIM STUDLEY GET ALL OF THESE CARDS FROM THESE COMPANIES??

  9. Most heavy-duty breakers do get taken care of when it comes to customer service in regards to exchanging non-redeemed redemption cards. I’m not saying there are necessarily unequitable trades happening. I’m just saying that there are not a lot of trade opportunities for bigger cards that do not make packout. As few big breakers as there are now in comparision to a few years ago, it is in the best interest of everyone involved to see they are squared away on these types of issues.

  10. See that’s the issue, it was never at the forefront of collective consciousness, even at a small level. No one had any type of problem because very few understood what was happening. Now that people know, they cant UN-KNOW it, which will cause problems in PR and practices. At least, that’s what I think.

  11. It’s like a lot of issues that will die down as time passes. People will think about it, but they won’t constantly dwell on it. Everybody will want to rip through new product just like they always do. They might say one thing, but they will do another, i.e. your opening of 2010 Certified packs is a great example.

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