Topps Extending Expiration Dates On Redemption Cards To 10 Years

Collectors are rejoicing after Topps announced Monday it’s extending the expiration dates on redemptions. Instead of the usual two-year expiration date, Topps will now have a 10-year expiration window for redemption cards. The sports collectibles company is also backdating the program to all redemption cards where the product year is 2021/22, 2022, 2022/23, 2023, 2023/24 and 2024.

“The 10-year expiration window will be true regardless of what expiration date is stated on the card,” Topps says in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

This is welcome news to collectors who are still buying wax or participating in breaks of cards from 2021 and 2022. Previously, if you hit an expired redemption you would end up getting a separate card Topps would deem of equal value. This would cause consternation among collectors who, in some cases, would wait years for cards to be redeemed.

“This is big progress,” posted The Breaks on X.

Collector Caleb Neel says, “Huge hobby news! Well done, Topps.”

“This is a big step in the right direction, I don’t always agree with Topps’ decisions, but this is commendable,” notes Enzo Sports Cards.

Topps says they have less than 10,000 redemptions owed to collectors currently, down from the over 70,000 from one year ago. According to Sports Card Investor:

  • Topps Chrome went from 28,202 to 845 redemptions
  • Bowman Draft went from 18,137 to 242 redemptions
  • Bowman Chrome went from 28,469 to 1,156 redemptions

“Year over year, the amount of redemption cards going into products is down substantially,” says Topps. “We plan to make even more progress in the near future, and we look forward to keeping you updated along the way.”

Topps also has a redemption report on its website which shows recently completed redemption cards.

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