Panini addresses Flawless football mistakes
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Panini America admitted on Tuesday that it made a mistake on some game-used cards in its 2014 Flawless football card set.
Three players’ cards had event-worn jerseys mislabeled as game-used in the product, a move that affected 168 cards total for Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Alshon Jeffery. The errors happened in Patches (/25), Patches Ruby (/15), Patches Gold (/10), Patches Emerald (/5) and 1/1 Patches Platinum cards for each player. The company said the autographed cards of those players are fine. The discrepancy was first noted by collectors on the BlowoutCards.com forum.
“The error in this case occurred in the labeling of those cards, not in producing them. We pride ourselves in being true to our consumers and in standing by every product we make. We absolutely will do that in this regard.”
Panini said it will exchange the cards for cards of greater or equal value. Those who have the cards can contact the company via its customer service department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We apologize to all of our collectors for this mistake — it hurts all of us — and we vow to do everything in our power to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Warsop said.
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