Friday, May 20, 2011
Upper Deck, you still make me sad
I have been feeling like crap lately. If there was a way to surgically remove my throat without there being the corresponding eating and drinking issues, I'd do it. It has not been pleasant the last three days.
I've been in a continuous state of fluctuating between "should I call in at work?" and "nah, I'm OK." After a trip to the doc's today, I'm fairly certain it is allergy related because it hasn't stopped raining for TWO DAMN WEEKS and my neighborhood looks like a Northeastern jungle freshly bombed by pollen.
In a haze yesterday, I stopped at Walmart to grab a care package of cards. Cards are medicinal you know. You saw the Bowman and Topps value box results earlier. But I also grabbed a discounted O-Pee-Chee blaster.
I've done very well on staying away from blasters this year. I have not bought a single full-price blaster. Because it is truly heartache in a box.
However, a marked-down blaster is much more happy. Even with a product like OPC, in which I need only six cards to finish off the set, it can be fun. I know I'll pick up a few black-border cards, some inserts and maybe a hit.
So, good for Upper Deck for continuing to throw out those discounted blasters.
Except this time.
Oh, I got my black-border cards. I got some inserts, too. Didn't get a hit, but that's OK.
I wasn't shorted a pack either. Got all 15 packs.
So, what's the big deal?
Well, when I got to packs 14 and 15, I noticed there were extremely thin. In fact, by merely touching them, it was obvious that each contained only 1 card, instead of the six advertised on the wrapper.
"Hmmm, maybe it's some weird hit," I thought.
Well it wasn't.
Here is what the first SEALED pack contained:
A single card of Jason Bartlett. Yup, just a solitary base card.
Did I mention that the pack was sealed? And enclosed in a box? With shrink wrap?
Here is what the second scrawny pack yielded:
One card of Jonathan Broxton? That's the definition of insult to injury.
Now, I know that this blaster was discounted, but I figured it was because the product is two years old, not because two of the packs in the box were "defective."
So, do I have any recourse here?
Upper Deck, you may not have a baseball license anymore, but you still make me sad.
You made a sick person sad. I hope you're happy with yourself.