The popular phrase “Ask, and you shall receive”, holds new meaning to popular pro golfer, Bubba Watson. About a week ago, we received a tweet from Bubba to our @UpperDeckSports twitter account, saying “I wish I had my own trading card!!” A few hours later, he proceeded to rally support from his followers and fans by tweeting “Bubba needs his own golf cards! Please RT!!” Hours later, our account was flooded with supporters of Bubba as well as our collectors that wanted to see his plea come to fruition.
Here are a few tweets we received in response to Bubba’s request for us to make him his own golf trading card:
@UpperDeckSports The only way @bubbawatson should get his own card is if I get one so that I can have him sign it, then I say GO FOR IT!
@upperdecksports Of course! Are u kidding? @bubbawatson totally deserves his own card! Or CARDS. I would love to have one signed by him. 🙂
@bubbawatson. Having a card is cool, @UpperDeckSports but donating the proceeds of the "Bubba" card to charity is even cooler! –
@UpperDeckSports Please give Bubba his card and shut him up.
@upperdecksports heck yes! The epitome of sportsmanship and good attitude in a high dollar sport - I'd buy 'em!
Since these tweets have started to pour in, we have worked with our Creative department to start drumming up some ideas. According to Bubba, “I want my trading card to be something that hasn’t been done before!”. Since our preliminary conversations with the golfer were all within 140 characters, there is still a lot of planning to do. Stay tuned for more information and for sneak peeks into the card design and distribution of Bubba Watson’s very own trading card! Oh, and rumor has it that he may autograph some cards and give them away to twitter followers of @UpperDeckSports and @bubbawatson. What are you waiting for?