As I was perusing some boxes I found a few more redemptions that had never been redeemed. These were in addition to the ones I found the other day. (In case anyone was wondering, I have held on the Panthers one from Upper Deck for now but I redeemed to Panini one.) Both of these new found ones were from Panini. The first was from the 2011 Panini Football Rookies and Stars set. It was a Longevity Rookies Signatures card, I believe of Tyron Smith of the Cowboys. Not sure who he is or if he still exists but whatever, free card. The second was from 2011-12 Playoff Contenders Hockey. It was supposed to be a NHL INK Duals Gold card of Ryan McDonagh and Tim Erixon. This one I had to see because I have heard of these being skipped over in favor of replacements by Panini.
So I submitted my request on 3/2/2013...
Here you can see it was submitted at 9:05 PM. I also found out from the page that it was numbered out of #25, which was even cooler. What happened next was unbelievable.
I received the email acknowledgement that the order had processed and I would be waiting the 4-6 weeks like everyone else in the world. Then, about 10 minutes later, I received an additional email from Panini stating that the card was ready and would be shipped the next day. WHAT???? "Impossible", I said. "Completely ludicrous", I exclaimed. Of course all these exclamations were to myself.
Well guess what was in the mail yesterday???
This little guy..
It took basically 5 days to receive this. 5! That's an all time record for me and I bet most of you out there haven't received anything this fast. If you have, by all means share your story in the comments. Otherwise, bask in the dual-auto gold glory.