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It can be fun to purchase older trading card products looking for a hot rookie from a particular year or trying to put together a set. It can also be frustrating if you open that product and find an autograph redemption card that has expired and is no longer valid.
Some Upper Deck products include autograph redemption cards that expire. Upper Deck publishes on boxes and packs, “Packs may contain time sensitive Redemption cards. Be certain to adhere to the expiration dates in order to redeem your card. No redemption will be honored past the expiration date.” Although customers and dealers are aware of these limitations, Upper Deck provides a limited opportunity for collectors to participate in a raffle for autograph cards and various other prizes (the “Raffle”) at the Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo in May, the National Sports Collectors Convention in the summer, and the Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo in November (each a “Convention” or collectively the “Conventions”).
When customers pull an autograph redemption card that has expired, Upper Deck has offered an alternative. At the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention we ran the company’s first Expired Redemption Raffle and the response from the collectors who participated was overwhelmingly positive. Collectors and dealers were allowed to submit up to five (5) expired autograph redemption cards that contained an unscratched code on them and were eligible to receive one of 100 autograph/memorabilia insert cards. The program was run successfully for almost four years.
Having received feedback from dealers and fans throughout the process, Upper Deck is pleased to announce some enhancements to the program. These changes are designed to improve the overall customer experience with these expired redemption claims through the Raffle program.
Should you have an expired autograph redemption card, here is what you need to do to participate in the Raffle:
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