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.
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?