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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fourth 2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear Box Break

Last night my fourth box of 2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear Box showed up. No need to beat around the bush.

First, the hits:
Patrick Willis /25 and John David Booty /500
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The Willis is an odd card. It has a weird plastic 49ers Helmet. Kind of reaching for this one aren't you Donruss?

Second, the inserts:
Julius Jones /25, Favre-Strahan /100, and Steve Slayton /500
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Couple of Base cards Peterson and Manning:
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The Rookies and the X:
Jonathan Hefney, Marcus Smith, Andre Woodson /999 and Calvin Johnson /250
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What's that? There seems to be a hit and some inserts missing? Well, you are right. The Bent Corner Fairy visited this box just like it has in the past. I was so ticked, I packaged them up right away and sent them off.
The hit was a Jumbo Swatch Jonathan Stewart /50. This card didn't have a bent corner, it had a machine damage mark on the bottom that was causing the picture to lift off the board.
The cards with the bent corners are:
2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear - Rookies (157) Kenny Phillips New York Giants S /999
2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear - Gold Parallel Os (57) Chester Taylor /100
2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear - Silver Parallel Os (24) Kellen Winslow, Jr. /250
2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear - Performers (42) Steve Young /500
They went out today back to Donruss, I will keep you updated. The corners were not just pushed in, it looked like they had been bent around an edge. This is getting ridiculous. If you remember from a previous bread, all of my serial numbered cards were damaged. Its only a dollar or two to send them back, but I shouldn't have to. I would write to their quality assurance department, but I don't want to be perceived as trying to extort free packs out of them. Plus its a pain in the ass. Receipt, Panel off top of box with the printed number on it, etc, etc. Obviously this costs Donruss money too, so I bet they are looking into this. This isn't limited to my boxes, the Baseball Threads break over at SCU had many damaged corners as well.

1 comment:

houstoncollector said...

Definitely have to set up a trade for that Slaton