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Sportscard hobby legal rip off

Over the years, it is more and more apparent that redemption cards are the sportscard hobby legal rip off. The reason I say this is because when you buy or preorder a product, you are promised one thing. But due to any kind of unexpected reason the company can not produce a particular card, they give you something else in return. That would be like pre-ordering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Ghosts, but due to production error, they send you Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a replacement. Do you think that would fly with any customers in any other market besides sportscards? I highly doubt it. Let me use a mock example. Say for example, you are a die hard Matt Kemp fan and purchased this redemption card http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-TOPPS-SERIES-1-MATT-KEMP-CHASING-HISTORY-AUTO-RELIC-JERSEY-25-REDEMPTION-/271215737842?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item3f25b7bbf2 ($150). For whatever reason if this card was unavailable, you end up with a Brian Fuentes autograph card /10. Because you bought the card from an auction site, the seller is not liable because he sold what was stated. So, the lost is an issue between you and the card company and we know how that usually end up. I used Topps as an example, but this is not directed at any company in particular. I just think card companies should keep this in mind when releasing product to the public. If they want people to come back to the hobby, they need to find a way to repair this problem.

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