Way back in May I was excited about making the trek out to Toronto for the Spring Expo. OK, I was there for a friend's wedding, but the Expo was a sweet little bonus.
Day one. The first table I hit. This gem...
I couldn't believe I found a copy. The extra piece of info I had though was that I knew the card was live (meaning there wasn't a chance of the card never being made...and thus receiving a replacement card instead). I had been watching a live version of the card on ebay for months (with a crazy BIN price).
A super easy transaction for a very fair price and this quickly became one of the highlights of the show.
Next step was to redeem the card.
I was surprised that it took as long as it did to hear the card had been shipped. I assumed that if one card was ready, then all 25 copies would be ready.
Guess not, cause it took the better part of 4 months to receive the package.
But it hit my hands today.
2012/13 Panini Certified
#JC-LE dual auto w/ Tyler Ennis /25
So what's the first thing you notice? For me....it was a pair of stickers. I gotta say that I'm a little bummed that this card isn't a dual hard-signed item.
Why would you need a redemption card for this? They ran out of Linden stickers? Doubt it. Ennis? Who knows.
I would have thought that a redemption card means that the actual cards were still in the process of being signed.
Just a side note, the copy on ebay that I have been keeping an eye on for months.....was scanned in a way where you couldn't tell it was a couple of stickers. In fact, I was expecting a more white card. As you can see, my copy has more of a foil, reflective finish.
Still, it's another Linden off the list. And it's a pretty rare pickup. I wonder (since I have 25/25) if the other 24 copies are out there somewhere. Odd to only see one other pop up the whole time this card has been out.
Better late than never.