Sunday, April 18, 2010

UPDATED: The Upper Deck Death Pool.

NOTE: Lest I be accused of running a sham contest for the purpose of collecting cheap game-jersey cards, please DO NOT SEND ME ANY CARDS AND DO NOT ASK FOR MY MAILING ADDRESS! (Unless, of course, you just want to send me free stuff, or make a trade offer. That I have no problem with.)

After the contest is over, and a winner declared, I will e-mail the winner's mailing address to everyone who entered. You can then send them your UD cards directly.

In the meantime, YOU MUST DECLARE YOUR PRIZE POOL CONTRIBUTION ALONG WITH YOUR ENTRY! Any entries that do not follow BOTH steps 1 AND 2 below, WILL BE IGNORED!

The handwriting is on the wall.

The fat lady is warming up her vocal chords.

Keyboard Cat is about ready to play 'em off.

Select your favorite cliche, but with the news that Upper Deck has fallen behind on royalty payments with the MLBPA, combined with their loss of an NFL license, and their twin courtroom defeats at the hands of Konami and MLB Properties, things ain't looking so great at Sea Otter Place.

So, whaddaya say we have a little fun at a doomed card company's expense, huh? Introducing the "Stale Gum Upper Deck Death Pool." Here's how to play..

1) Note in the comments below the exact date Upper Deck will formally cease to exist, or get bought out by a competitor. (Filing for bankruptcy doesn't count, we're talking a total Pinnacle Brands/Fleer-style liquidation or merger, folks.)

2) Contribute something of value (preferably Upper Deck related) to the "prize pool" as your entry fee.

3) Profit!

Closest to the actual date of corporate death without going over (Price is Right style) wins!

Let me kick off the competition with a guess of July 12th, 2010. And...

... this stack of 93, count 'em, 93! different Upper Deck 20th Anniversary inserts.

Well, what are you waiting for?


Anthony K. said...

December 31st, 2010

My contribution: UD Goodwin Brandon Webb JSY Card and UD Miguel Tejada JSY card.


the sewingmachineguy said...
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gritz76 said...

I'm going with Sept. 1 of 2010. I'm offering up a Baseball Heroes Blue parallel #'d to 199 of Joe DiMaggio, a '09 Ballpark Collection Big Z #'D TO 699, and a vintage 1990 UD Sammy Sosa RC.

--David said...

I'll go with May 20th, 2010. As for contribution, I'll find a few UD trinkets and shoot 'em your way!

word verification: pinis
just sayin.


I'm going with June 30th.Please send me your address and I'll see what I can "dig up"!

Unknown said...

2/1/2011..2 Ndamukong Suh rcs

sruchris said...

July 28th, 2010..... my contribution will be a large pile of 2007 Upper Deck MLS cards and card from one of the best UD sets ever: a 1994 SP Holoview FX Ryan Klesko.

BA Benny said...

9/28/10 is my day of the end for UD. Send me an address and I will send you a contribution for the cause.

the sewingmachineguy said...

August 16th. A Guillen and a Dontrelle,shown on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey S.G., I'll contribute a lot of 5 different Chipper Jones RC/Prospect Cards. I guess they'll fall into the graveyard of burned wax on August 25th, 2010.

Chemgod said...

I'm going with 10/10/10, I will give up 10 Upper Deck serial numbered cards (both football and baseball).

Cardcop said...

SEPTEMBER 20th, 2010

Ten (10) 2007 or 2008 UD RC Certified Autographed Inserts!

James McCay

Mctron said...

March 10th, 2011

30 varius upperdeck cards the best being a o-pee-chee David Patton rookie, I mostly collect topps so this is all I got