Saturday, January 16, 2016

My Redemption Substitution

A few years ago, I was on a Felix Doubront kick.  I picked up a redemption card for a triple relic autograph of him from Triple Threads and redeemed it immediately.  Unfortunately I never received the card.  It has been marked "Pending" for more than two years.  I forgot about it for awhile.  A few weeks ago I checked on it and nothing had changed.  Doubront has changed teams three times since then.  I decided to contact Topps and ask for a substitution.  The individual I spoke to was very cooperative and understanding and I made the request for a Red Sox card to substitute.  He could not promise anything but said he would make a note and see what they could do.  

A couple of days ago, this came in the mail:
So I got my Red Sox card and it was a triple relic autograph.  I am maybe slightly disappointed that it was Allen Webster.  Doubront had some good moments in Boston.  He had a pretty good rookie season in 2012 and a very good showing in the 2013 World Series.  Webster never did much in his couple of stints in Boston.  But I am glad that I was able to get a Red Sox card, no matter who it was.  I like this card just fine.


  1. Nothing against Doubront or Webster, but the thought of players of their caliber being the hits in a hit oriented product like Triple Threads is enough to make me never buy a single box of TT. At least not with my own money ;).

    Cool card though MA.

  2. I do agree with you there. Luckily I bought the redemption for a fee bucks. I rarely bust high-end products like that.