Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Paninuss Update

Well that was fun. Wasn't the greatest box in the world, but it was free and I have no complaints. Here are the goods:

Gifford #9 / 25 (anyone know if this jersey was made in one of his wife's sweat-shops?)

Tomlinson #11 / 50

Curtis Lofton Auto #610 / 999

Mendenhall Event Worn Jersey (Possible Amos Zereoue Throwback?) #7 / 50

J.D. Booty Event Worn Jersey (possible Spergon Wynn throwback?) and ball #152 / 250

Thanks again to Paninuss and specifically Yesica at their Customer Service Department for doing a really cool thing here. They didn't have to do anything. All I asked was for them to send a SASE so I didn't have to supply shipping. Now everyone is happy, including the person who sends in that redemption for a Kevin Smith Auto Patch #/5 and actually receives their card.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Paninuss Comes Through!! Big Time!!

Some of yall might remember a post from a last month about getting sent 2 of the same cards for one redemption. You can see the posts HERE and HERE.

When I returned the card, I included a letter explaining the situation and then mentioning the fact that I like Panthers and such. I even threw in there that I love opening wax and one day hope to possibly, maybe, fortuitously, kinda want to open some National Treasures one day. I NEVER asked them for anything. I just mentioned these things cause I figured that they just might want to get to know me better as a person. Seriously, who wouldn't.

Well this morning at around 7:15am FedEx rang the doorbell and dropped off a brand new box of 08 Leaf Certified Materials. It's the collectors equivalent to a girl getting flowers for nothing. And now I am totally prepared to put-out. It's only fair.

It's no National Treasures, but seriously, it's way beyond what I thought would happen. I am really pumped to open this thing up later tonight. Keep in mind that I did NOTHING to earn this box. They sent me 2 cards by mistake and I get a box out of it.

So here's to you Yesica from Paninuss Customer Service!! I tip my hat to you and yours. Thanks for giving me a great example to talk to my kids in the future about integrity.

I'll post later with the results.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hope and Change - Part Deux

Exactly 2 months ago today, I posted about how in this economy we can expect the instances of fakes and forgeries to exponentially increase due to the desperation that some people feel in their wallet.

As an example I used what was at the time, the worst fake Matt Ryan I had ever seen.

I now stand corrected.

What you see before you is an all-time new low in the ever-growing dungeon of douche-bags.

THIS GUY takes the cake. Not only is an obvious fake, but it's a bad one at that. My son could do better Ryan auto by smearing a booger.

To make is worse is that he slyly advertises it in the auction as "2008 SP Rookie Threads Matt Ryan Super Swatch auto /175", but then somehow forgets to mention the fact that it is autographed in the detailed description.

He does however point out that it has some minor chipping, so bid at your own risk.

What are these people smoking? Probably the same thing that the people are that actually bid on these things. No matter how obvious, someone ALWAYS buys it. Hopefully though it's just to display them in a Smithsonian type case to show kids from all over the world the effects on your brain after watching too much Yo-Gaba-Gaba.