Legendary Pioneers Signature Card: Doubleday, Naismith, Rockne and Lord Stanley
Posted On 17 Jul 2009 / 1 Comment
One of the things I've tried to do with this here blog since we launched earlier in the year is to bring sports fans and collectors a bit closer to Upper Deck, and let you in on what we do, and what it's like to be here.
So in the interest of full disclosure, I'll tell you a story about one of our meetings. There we were, huddled around our table, talking about all kinds of super secret Upper Deck things I can't disclose here yet. One item mentioned was that we were doing a promotion this year where we'd produce a one-of-a-kind card featuring the signatures from the "Legendary Pioneers" of baseball, football, basketball and hockey.
Then the details came. "So it'll be Abner Doubleday for baseball, James Naismith for Basketball, Frederick Stanley for hockey, and Knute Rockne for football."
Now this item had been in the works for a while now, but some of us weren't aware of it yet. So many of us gasped, and simultaneously let out their own way of exclaiming, "That is so freakin' cool!" Myself included.
The point I'm trying to make is that look, admittedly, we get a little jaded here sometimes. Look at our Brag Photos of the Week, this building is lined with all kinds of amazing memorabilia. We all love sports and our job is a very cool outlet for that passion, but understandably, we've seen our fair share of memorabilia items pass through the building.
So when there's an item that makes everyone in the room immediately turn into a fanboy upon mention, you know it's an exceptionally hot one.
The best part? As always, this card will be going to one of our customers. In this case, not so much a "lucky" customer, but a dedicated one. The first collector to put together a full set of 2009 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball (or the one who gets closest) will become the proud owner of this card. Click here for full information, and if you're passionate enough, start putting together your full set now.