Nonetheless back in early 2013 I opened a box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Asian (Japanese) Edition. Back then I was able to pull a redemption card of a Tsuyoshi Wada Japanese Player Auto.
I was intrigued and decided to redeem it.
However three years have gone by with no signs of Wada fulfilling this redemption. The fact that he went back to Japan certainly didn't help.
So I got it replaced.
What did Topps send back?
Woof, now this is a pleasant surprise.
This is a 2015 Topps Tier One autograph of Reggie Jackson. It is numbered 03/30 and is honestly better than anything I could've expected to come back for a Tsuyoshi Wada autograph.
Topps also sent along this relic card of Vladimir Guerrero as a bonus card (basically a sorry we took a while gift). Which is really cool.
So to recap, I was able to turn an autograph of a former Cubs pitcher into an autograph of a Hall of Famer and a relic card of a Hall of Famer. I think that's a fair trade-off.
So yeah, thanks to Topps for replacing my redemption.
As always thank you (the readers) for stopping by :).