At Upper Deck we work very hard to deliver the best trading card products to the marketplace. Our ability to leverage our endorsement deals with top athletes while remaining the most innovative trading card company in the industry, helps us to deliver on that goal. At the recent 2010 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, we got to spend some time with Chris Gilmore and the rest of the Freedom Card Board team which had some exciting news for us.
Freedom Card Board is a very popular online community of trading card enthusiasts. The site provides product previews, updates, checklists, sell sheets, video, tips, interviews and most importantly, a chance for collectors to engage each other through very active message boards. Gilmore, who runs the active hobby site, decided at the end of last year to have members of the site vote for their favorite products of 2009 and wouldn’t you know it, Upper Deck took home a whopping four awards.
Upper Deck’s 2009 Ultimate Collection Baseball took home two FCB Awards while Exquisite Basketball and The Cup Hockey also drew honors. What makes these awards so special to the staff here at Upper Deck is that they were voted on by the passionate trading card aficionados who love opening new trading card releases. To be able to rack up so many awards is a real thrill for all the staff at 5909 Sea Otter Place and honestly has us motivated to earn even more awards in 2010.
Even though Upper Deck has won its fair share of product awards since making its hobby debut 22 years ago, these definitely mean a lot to us which is why we have them positioned in front of all the other awards we’ve received. Thanks again to all the fans at www.freedomcardboard.com who voted. We appreciate it!