I hate moving. I’m in the process of moving two residences into one right now and all I can tell you is that it sucks. You become box crazed looking for them everywhere, slowly driving behind supermarkets to find them. And then your friends steer clear of you because they don’t want to be asked to help you move. Even when it is over, it is not really over because you don’t feel moved in yet. You still have to unpack and there’s so much work yet to be done. It really is just the worst. Unless that is, you are moving at Upper Deck…
As our Customer Care Manager, Nick Leslie shared a few weeks back, Upper Deck will be moving this summer to a new corporate headquarters down the street in Carlsbad, California. In preparation for that move, Upper Deck staff have been alternating shifts to help clean up some of the offices and go through older items that we just need to get rid of. As a sports fan at heart, I just loved the idea of going through some of this old stuff and even discovering some items from before I started work here 13 years ago. I am also passionate about this business. I got caught up for 15 minutes today reading the Upper Deck Marketing plan from 1997. I just wanted to talk to those people who wrote it and say, “Don’t do this!” and “You’re on the right track here.” It was surreal.
During the clean up we happened upon a few oddball type items so I took a few pictures as I just couldn’t resist. Take a look!
Yes, we are pretty sure this is the World's Smallest Tiger Woods Golf Bag, great to store pencils and pens
We are a little worried the NHL may have been looking for this one...
It may not look it, but believe me, I really am tee'd off here
This was interesting, it was a story board for a Derek Jeter commercial. It involved girls in bikinis. Yeah, it didn't make it to production.
This was by far one of our favorite discoveries today. Our long time owner and CEO Richard McWilliam at the White House with Reggie Jackson and George Bush. That's right, the President only collects Upper Deck!
This was pretty cool, it's a target from the NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition. Usually these just blow up when the players hit them, but you can see where the puck flew right threw here.
And last but certainly not least, before Alyssa Milano had a hit with licensed apparel, UD took a shot at it too. I believe the slogan was, "Cover your bases with Upper Deck Jeans." I wonder why it never took off...