I work had to earn money to pay for the hockey card I decide to buy. Especially when those cards are Trevor Linden cards.
So it bugs the crap out of me when I receive a card in the mail that is damaged. Especially when I feel that the damage was avoidable.
Recently, I purchased a very rare Trevor Linden card from this year's Superlative release. How rare? How 'bout a gold 1/1.
Yup. That's right. A damaged 1/1.
This story does not get better.
What boggled my mind was that a single card was packed up and sent in an envelope big enough for a beefy legal-sized document. Why? I don't know. I haven't heard back from the seller yet.
But I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation. Right?
The other being that there was no protection - NONE - added to the card. Just the toploader and card.
And of course the seal on this Superlative card had to be broken, leaving the card susceptible to coming out of the plastic holder (which of course part of it was).
It just gets better and better.
So on top of the $215 I paid for the card, the $15 to the seller for shipping, the $52 for the UPS brokerage fee.....I'm left with this.
In my delusional mind I'm hoping that magically this card can be fixed.
I am really hoping that the seller chooses to work WITH me rather than put up some sort of fuss. Right now, I'd just like to hear his side of the story.
And an offer to refund my money would be appreciated as well.
And right now....it ain't what it was when I bought it. That's for darn sure.
Hopefully by the end of the year I'll feel like doing up a proper post of the top cards that arrived sans damage.
Sadly, this card will not be a part of it.