A lot of people threaten to sue when they feel they’ve been wronged in a business transaction. Most of the time, the threat is an idle one. Not for David Bailey.
An investigative reporter by trade at WWMT-TV in Michigan, Bailey is also a collector. When he purchased a case of 2007 Upper Deck SP Authentic baseball cards, he was hoping to pull some of the autographed cards promised inside the box. Instead, he received redemption cards.
He didn’t feel that was legal under Michigan law so he decided to do something about it. He says he tried to work something out with Upper Deck, but he claims the company wasn’t willing to do that.
Expiration dates on redemption cards have been a contentious issue for collectors since autographed insert cards became popular several years ago. Bailey’s suit was heard in district court but it was pretty much over before it started after Upper Deck didn’t send a qualified representative, according to this story on Beckett.com.
Bailey won a $1,329 judgment. He’s hoping to collect that if he couldn’t collect the autographed cards.