Redemption Security

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If I could change one thing within the hobby right now, I would add more security to certain redemption cards.  Redemptions are a pain.  Sometimes it can take forever to receive the card, and many times you never get the actual card you were suppose to get.  Lately, I’ve seen a lot of slacking when it comes to the design of redemption cards.  Its true that most collectors throw away their redemptions once they get filled, but more security features have to be added.  Just take a look at the 2011 Topps Platinum Football redemption pictured above.  Anyone with a blank filler and a sheet of Avery labels could make a counterfeit one.  I know by saying that people will get ideas, but something has to be done about it.  Perhaps it will influence certain manufacturers to take more time in designing their redemptions.  Redemptions aren’t fun in the first place, don’t make them any worse than they have to be.

3 Responses

  1. I’ll be honest – I would never buy a redemption card because you can never be sure that the code has not already been redeemed. I’m more concerned about that than counterfeits.

  2. Thanks for posting this, do you send that card in to Topps or do they have a code? They could at least print that on the card … it does look very ‘small company’ and not what you’d expect from Topps. If redemptions made you weary before, this can’t help.

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