Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to winecat)
(1) Do you use Time Machine to backup your files? If so, recovery of the contacts is especially easy.
(2) Do you make some other type of backup other than Time Machine? You can recover them from that also.
(3) Do you store a copy of your Contacts in iCloud? You can recover from that also.
(4) Do you have a copy of your contacts on an iPhone? You can recover from that as well.