I'm not as angry with Upper Deck with this one because, after the series one Hillary fiasco, I think we all were expecting that they'd pull a similar stunt. I'm also not as angry because, unlike the Kosuke Fukudome gimmick card (which, BTW, is still listed on topps.com as base set card #645), both versions of these cards were posted to the checklist on upperdeck.com. That and, again, unlike the Topps Fukudome, it does not compromise the integrity of the base set.
But just because I'm not as mad, it still doesn't mean I like it.
(h/t Orlando Sentinel's Sports Stuff)
On the other hand...
I'm more disappointed than angry over this one. Upper Deck has still not confirmed the existence of this variation. But I guess if you absolutely have to lower yourself to gimmicks, then short-printed variations (which do NOT compromise the base set) are the way to go.