Upper Deck Throwback Thursday Create the Caption Promotion: Carlos Valderrama


It’s Throwback Thursday so let’s go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with a fun giveaway. The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ is in full swing and so far it has been a lot of fun to watch! The USA has won their first game, Chile eliminated Spain (the defending champions) and this morning Columbia takes on Ivory Coast in their first ever clash. It has been some time since Columbia has had someone like Carlos Valderrama on their team; as the most capped player in the country’s history! 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 three game-used material soccer cards!


Important Promotion Guidelines:

  1. You can only submit one comment per email address so think about it before you post.
  2. Comments are moderated so keep them clean and in good taste as we have a lot of youngsters on these pages. Comments deemed inappropriate will not be posted or eligible to score card set(s).
  3. Make sure to review other caption before you post. If you have the same comment as someone else or make slight improvements to it, the credit will go to the first person who posted the comment.
  4. You have until Friday morning, June 20 at 8:00 a.m. PT to post your caption before this promotion is closed.
  5. Upper Deck will review the captions posted and select one (1) fan who most skillfully share a comical comment to coincide with this card.
  6. Only the customer selected to receive the card set will be contacted via email, so please make sure to provide an accurate email address when you leave your comment.
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What a game! Carlos Valderamma is really feeling the electricity in the air!


“You know Ball, you can hair like this too. Let me be your stylist.”


Watch yourself, Mr. Goalkeeper. I’m about to fro down.


“If my soccer career does not pan ouy yheirs always barber school”


If you think my hair is wild, you should check out my hat! (such a sad story with this team back then in 1994, especially team-mate Andres Escobar.)

Brian schumacher
June 19th, 2014 at 8:54 am

Soccer…it’s electric!!!


“If I put my hair against the defender’s face he can’t see.. Then I can just wait for the ball to roll into the goal! Good idea, Carlos, that’s worth a new moustache trimmer!”


“Ewww! Is that dog poop on the field?!”


I should have left my CHIA PET at home!!


Hello Mr ball…If you hide in my hair nobody will even notice!! Quick I will use my mustache as a distraction…it’s now or never!!


I am going to keep my eye on this ball. The last one I headed I have not seen since.


You know, they made a movie called Gravity Defiance, and it features my hair!


My hair makes me look intimidating when I’m trying to concentrate on the ball.


If I could only figure out how to work the hair dryer, I wouldn’t have to do this much running to dry it!


Whoever said “Pimpin ain’t easy” never watched Carlos play.


Put your left foot in, put your left hand out, now shake your hair all around and that’s how you do the hokey pokey.


Carlos “Hair” Valderrama you are the best so you need to meet Michael “Air” Jordan: Your Upper Deck trading card Brother-From-Another-Mother!


He tested positive for too much coffee


Coming this summer from Upper Deck: Chia pets World Cup limited edition cards!!!


I was the original Lady’s’man!!


Man, I have to catch this ball and give it a new “do”!


Watch this! I cut left, it sways right…I swerve right, it bounces left!


The only time when Neil DeGrasse Tyson enjoys the world cup is when Carlos Valderrama is playing.


Colombian shampoo promotes clean sheets!


This is how we grow it in Columbia!


Shortly after this picture was taken there was a soccer wide ban placed on the wearing off any fur caps, headdresses, and live animals.


My hero is Goldie Goldthorpe but I had a better knack for soccer than hockey. Go Columbia


Step back fool. Or I’ll shock u. Vallderrama out.


Maybe all this chatter about my LOVELY LOCKS will make the referees forget I already have two yellow cards??!!


“My hair is my secret weapon, See the ball be the ball!”

Seneca Schneider
June 19th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Ahhhhh this wedgie is so electric that makes my hair perk up.


My hair looks like a toilet brush, but nonetheless you are my crush.


No, I’m not former Upper Deck Spokesperson Reggie Jackson wearing a wig!


I make you watch my hair so lose focus on the ball, young grasshopper….


Congratulations to Turk Behlmann on having this week’s winning caption! Thanks to everyone who participated!

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