Customer Care

Frequently Asked Questions

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Customer Service FAQ's

There are a variety of reasons Upper Deck will use redemptions. If athletes do not return their cards to us in time for pack out, we have to use redemption cards so we can meet the insert ratios on the packaging and to hopefully avoid gaps in the set. We sometimes use rookie redemptions that are not signed to create excitement for the upcoming draft and to add more value to the product.

We need to have a start date and end date for all our redemptions in accordance with laws on these programs. We also do not have the capacity to store older, obsolete cards forever. Currently, redemptions are available for two years from the release date. Special programs may have different windows of availability as well.

Upper Deck honors Expired Redemptions for one year past the expiration date. These codes need to be submitted by our Customer Care team. Please send a clear image of the redemption code and expiration date to Please include your name, complete mailing address, postal code and phone number. We will submit the code and send you a confirmation email. Codes that have expired for more than a year are either destroyed or used for replacements with other redemption programs. Unfortunately, redemption cards that have expired more than one year cannot be honored.

You can contact our redemption department to get status on the card in question or to request a replacement. We are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00-5:00 PST at 1-800-873-7332 or via e-mail at We can let you know if we are still waiting on the card or if it has been shipped. If you would like to exchange the card for another comparable item, we will be happy to discuss this option with you.

Each piece of Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a card with instructions to register your memorabilia with Upper Deck for authenticity purposes. You can register your Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia online at by clicking Memorabilia in the Customer Care drop-down menu and following the registration instructions. You should keep your Certificate of Authenticity and proof of purchase in a safe place as we cannot replace these items.

The packaging of cards is a mechanized process, there are times when damaged cards end up in the packs. We work very hard to decrease the likelihood of these events, but it can still happen. Our replacement policy is to replace any damaged product for up to one year after its release date with valid proof of purchase from a licensed Upper Deck dealer.

We try to replace cards on a card-for-card basis, but often cannot replace ultra rare items like cards that feature cut signatures of deceased athletes, 1 of 1 cards, or plate cards. In this case, we can replace the card with one of equal value. We cannot offer trades for other cards. Up to 40 replacement cards can be submitted per request. Replacement time usually takes between 12-16 weeks.

Please note, we are only able to help with damaged cards if they are purchased from one of our Certified Diamond Dealers. If you have a claim, please email a clear image of the entire front and back of the card, along with your full name, address, and phone number to, and we’ll set up a case for you. Once you have a case number, we will send you an address you will need to send your damaged card(s) to at your sole cost. Items mailed to Upper Deck without a case number will be returned to customers unopened. If you are mailing cards of value, we highly recommend mailing them in via certified, registered, or insured mail. Upper Deck is not responsible for lost, damaged, or misdirected mail.

We understand the investment you make by purchasing products at a box or case level and we do want to support you. If you have an issue like this, please email your name, address, and phone number to, and we’ll initiate a case number for you. Please note, we are only able to help with cards if they are purchased from one of our Certified Diamond Dealers for up to one year past the initial release date.

If it has been more than 45 days since you redeemed the card on our website, contact our customer care department at to get a status on your redemption card. If the card is not in stock, we can replace it with a card of equal secondary market value. You can request up to 5 players or teams you like to collect, and we will do our best to get a replacement card featuring 1 of those players or teams within your original sport category. The replacement card we can send will depend on our inventory and will be selected at Upper Deck’s sole discretion.

Redemptions expire 2 years from the copyright year printed on the pack. This is important to keep in mind when purchasing older products. Please send a clear image of the redemption code and expiration date along with your name, complete mailing address, postal code, and phone number.

Please send us an email to, referencing your order number and clearly indicating the nature of your question or concern. We will reply during business hours in a timely manner.

Upper Deck wants you to be satisfied with your purchase. Care has been taken to ensure that you receive your order precisely in the manner you requested it. To reference our full return policy and damaged goods policy, please navigate to the store or click here:

We currently offer applications for hobby stores only. To qualify please refer to our Certified Diamond Dealer Application Process or send an email to: 

International orders may be placed by emailing with the item, SKU number, and full mailing address. For international shipments, you may be responsible for applicable taxes and duties. These will be collected by the carrier, from you upon delivery. Please note international orders may have a longer processing time and some items have international shipping restrictions. We appreciate your patience as we deliver your world-class items with the utmost care.