Saturday, August 24, 2013

LINDEN CARD OF THE WEEK - A Late Add Courtesy Of FedEx

Today I made a quick stop to pick up a FedEx package that I have eagerly been waiting for from Panini.  Another redemption card has arrived.  And although this one isn't a 1/1, it's a scarce piece of cardboard.

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...

Yes, it's a redemption card, but for a Linden item that you just didn't see out there.  2012/13 Certified was such a lightly broken product that these cards just didn't pop up.

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
Junior Class
#JC-LE dual auto w/ Tyler Ennis  /25

So what's the first thing you notice?  For 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.


  1. odd that it would take any length of time at all if it was already live when you redeemed it AND it was stickers....
    still, sweet card.

    what's the connection between Ennis and Linden?

  2. Same junior squad. Medicine Hat Tigers.