Panini offers redemption trade-up at Fall Expo


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

Panini America will hold its Redemption Trade-Up Program during the 2012 Fall Expo this weekend.

Collectors who are holding multiple outstanding redemptions four months or older can redeem them for a card or cards of higher value.

Panini will assign values of $50, $100, $150 and $200 to cards and place them in grab bags. Based on the redemption a collector holds, they will get to choose a card from one of the grab bags.

“For example, a collector holding four outstanding redemption cards with a combined Beckett value of $100 will have the chance to swap those four cards for one $100 card via a carefully constructed grab-bag system,” Panini wrote on its blog.

The redemption cards must already be pending in the system and past four months due. Collectors will be able to get up to $400 in value at the show.

Collectors will have to sign a waiver stating they agree to the pulled replacement.

Panini asks to bring a print out from the company’s website showing the outstanding redemption. They will be checked on-site as well and values will be assigned.

The Redemption Trade-Up will take place Friday, Nov., 9 from 5-8 p.m.

The company will also offer collectors participating in Box Wars at the company booth a chance to replace any redemptions pulled on the spot.

Check out Beckett’s Fall Expo collectors guide here.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Hockey. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.


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  1. Joshua (jpleazme805) 5 November, 2012 at 19:27

    It is not fair for those collectors that can not afford to travel to these type of events….

    an online redemption replacement program is in effect…. you wait the 4 months, then call Panini to ask for a replacement… but I think that replacement will be of their choice… I like the grabbag idea better..

    There are stories of basketball redemptions being replaced with football redmeptions… What is up with that?

    Panini was supposed to improve redemption programs, but I do not feel they have done this.. I been waiting for an Elgin Baylor Elite Black Box “status signature” #115 (print run /24) since September 2009…. I waited over 6 months, then started asking for follow ups…

    But I get the run around or excuses… One Panini employee actually told me there was a communication problem on the production of that card… huh? Why would an employee tell a customer that… it makes the company look bad…. I’ve had 5 different Panini representatives tell me that they will be creating & releasing that card within the next month… well, it’s been 3 months since I got that status….

    I do not want a replacement!!

    It is one of the last two Lakers autographs I am collecting to complete the “Elite status signature” & (regular) “Status signature” subset of Lakers….

  2. ddizzal 5 November, 2012 at 19:31

    ive done it and all i got was old cards worth nothing on the secondary market!!! Traded in good players with a chance at superstardom and get players that werent drafted or already out of the league

  3. afff 5 November, 2012 at 22:58

    i would be curious to know how they will determine the value of the redemptions as to what the person can choose from, you know it will be in there favour and not the collectors

  4. Matthew 6 November, 2012 at 12:15

    Ok this gets me mad. I have received 20+ replacement redemptions from Panini and every time i get screwed. with lower value cards. I have cards that have been owed to me for 2 years and yes i have asked for replacements with nothing happening. then they offer to people at a show that i cannot get to an upgrade!!!!!
    Take care of the redemption you already owe!!!! Panini says they support their local hobby store, not by giving away all your good stuff at big shows. Why would you buy a single box from your local card store when you can go to a big show get lower box prices due to competition and get sweet redemption’s. When will the card companies learn probably when all the LCS are gone and the hobby is dead. Well this is it for me i was a huge collector that has been kicked one to many times. As the sharks would say i’m out

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