Most business don’t make it through their first year , let alone 25. For Upper Deck to still be going strong 25 years after the company released the first trading card product is a testament to how much collectors enjoy Upper Deck products. With fans being so critical to the success of the company, Upper Deck issued a challenge to fans with a $2500 shopping spree at the Upper Deck online store up for grabs. The challenge was to make a fun video congratulating Upper Deck on the company’s anniversary while incorporating Upper Deck products into the video.
Here are a few of our favorites that we received in from fans:
Ultimately the winner did something a little out of the ordinary. He brought the Upper Deck logo to life and took it on a cruise to celebrate the anniversary, take a look!
And recently we shared another video where fans, celebrities and industry insiders wished UD a happy anniversary while sharing some of their favorite moments from the last 25 years, check it out!
It’s an amazing time to be a collector of Upper Deck golf cards as 2014 is considered the rookie season for some huge golf stars like Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Graeme McDowell and Cheyenne Woods. We have seen a tremendous response to the 2014 SP Authentic Golf product already. And with golf’s major season getting underway, we thought it was the perfect time to give fans a sneak preview of some of the upcoming 2014 SP Game-Used Golf cards they will want to add to their collections.
New to the 2014 SP Game-Used Golf product this season are the Leaderboard Lettermarks Autograph cards which give fans a fun way to put together a full signed nameplate from one of their favorite golfers. The cards are absolutely stunning. Take a look at some that will be packed out into the product!
Last year we pulled back the curtain on a game that takes place here at Upper Deck during March and April, of course I’m talking about the Upper Deck Collegiate Sports March Madness Mini-Basketball Pop-A-Shot Challenge™ or the “UDCSMMMBPAS” for short. Over 70 competitors started out in the annual tournament playing games during lunch time and we slowly worked that number down to just two hungry competitors. And they are hungry because a win would mean a pizza party for their respective departments.
Today Robert “Jordan Jr.” Partlow from the Prepress department took on Drew “Sign Your Dang Cards” Mills from the Athlete Relations group and what we witnessed was a match for the ages. Luckily, I happened to have a video camera handy and caught the whole match that went down to the final shot. Check it out!
Both these players played well enough to take the title today, but in one shining moment Drew Mills stepped up to take his place at the top of the Upper Deck Summit. Until next year!
It’s Throwback Thursday so let’s go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with a fun giveaway. The Masters began today in Augusta and there are a few players to watch including Justin Rose who is hoping that his win at the US Open this year is the first of many major championships. So let’s put up a throwback card and see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card! Please share your comical caption to this card for your opportunity to score Five (5) packs of SP Authentic Golf!
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Making the decision of which player you are going to choose to collect is a difficult one. You know that once you make that decision, you are making a commitment to search high and low for their collectibles. So when Michael Doffing decided to make one of the hottest prospects in the game the subject of his personal collection, he committed to chase down almost everything he could for “The Kid.”
Collectors online know Doffing as Magicpapa and he started his collection back in 1991 thanks to his son. He has made a name for himself for helping out other collectors and being one of the good guys in the hobby. Most of his collection is from the 1990’s and here are some cool images of his favorite cards.
As part of Upper Deck’s new Random Acts of Kindness program, we put something special together for Michael for his loyalty not only to Junior, but to Upper Deck over the years. We appreciate your support Michael, look for something from Upper Deck shortly!