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Topps released a statement today confirming fans suspicions the 2022 Topps Definitive Baseball Dual Autograph of Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena is not authentic.
Dear Topps fans,
Topps has been made aware of the questions regarding the authenticity of the 2022 Topps Definitive Baseball Dual Autograph of Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena and we believe the autographs are not of the players pictured. While these types of issues are exceedingly rare, we take this extremely seriously and will work with customers holding this card to make the situation right. To that end, each and every customer that has received this card will be sent a full replacement box of 2022 Definitive Baseball and a replacement card (or a card of equal value).
We are asking any consumer with the card in question to please contact Topps Customer Service at email@example.com (please use subject line - 2022 Definitive Meadows/Arozarena). We are confident this an isolated incident (limited to less than 50 cards) and resulted from adjustments made to our autograph procurement process as a result of Covid protocols. We are further strengthening our procurement and QC processes to avoid these situations altogether going forward.
Both Fanatics and Topps care deeply about our consumers and will continue to prioritize the fan experience.
Topps and Fanatics
Considering a hobby box of this series is currently selling for about $2,000 - this is a big win for anyone who pulled this card. They really, really, really want to get this card off the market. It's going to be very interesting to see if anyone opts to sell the error card. So far not one copy of this card was listed on a popular auction website.
- @Topps. Twitter.com. July 8, 2022 at 3:16 PM PST. Retrieved July 8, 2022.