Yesterday afternoon the printer’s van arrived. We first unloaded the American Conference sets, then the National Conference, then the playoff team sets and lastly the XFs. As I was walking back into the office to charge out the pre-orders, one of the guys called me back to look at a set he had opened. Each card was wrong–the first three columns had been printed three times!! In other words, dice rolls 11, 31 and 51 were the same and so on. We then opened a box in each case. Same result!! The cards were printed wrong.
We have contacted the printer to begin a new CORRECT print run. The first step is to print the card shells (i.e. the card backs) and then cut those sheets down to size to run through the digital printer. Printing the card shells is the longest part of the printing process via a third party. The printer is reaching out to them as I write this, and I will keep you updated on the status of getting the corrected cards out to you.
I understand you are now frustrated and unhappy with us–trust me, no one is more frustrated than us! People worked really hard last week to get the 5.75 pre-orders out so we could begin shipping football this morning. I will keep you advised via the website, email blast and the message board on the status of the football cards. Thank you for your support of APBA.