Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sports Cards Uncensored Is Now Your Place For UD Info!

Guys, thanks to some wonderful marketing ideas and a few boxes of SPA and Exquisite, I am now going to be writing this blog for Upper Deck. SCU has become SCUD, and I couldnt be happier. I know that there has been rumblings around the CBN that this was on the verge of taking place, so here is the official announcement.

Over the last few months, many of you have commented on my endless pandering to Upper Deck's football division, and it was for the sole reason of making this happen. They wanted to be the first manufacturer with a blog run by collectors, and based on my stance on their products, I was the first choice for football. They are still in the works to obtain the rights to a certain Baseball blog.

From now on, you can expect frequent product "reviews," exclusive product "previews" and of course, lots and lots of promotional contests. To celebrate, I have decided to hold the first contest of many, and all you have to do is comment below that you want in. Up for grabs will be this hand packed extra pack from Exquisite that will contain an auto numbered to less than 50. It came directly from the manufacturer's stash, so Im guessing its pretty good.

You can imagine that this will mean sweeping changes around here, and I feel its for the better. If I have to put in hours upon hours of painstaking work, I think I should get something out of it. This way I get a few thousand in cards, and a great company to work with. Gregg sent his personal thanks earlier today, and I think this could be the start of something wonderful.

I appreciate your continued support, though I wont be able to give you your normal scheduled daily rants. I have made my peace with Beckett, and they even offered me a years subscription to the OPG, which I will have to learn how to use. If you have any experience with it, please let me know.

Thanks!

37 comments:

  1. Congrats! All your hard a work paid off! I'm in for the contest!

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  2. Ok I'm in. But I better get an occasional rant.

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  3. I am curious to see what changes will be made in your content. Will UD be linking there site to yours? If so, have they asked you to eliminate the swearing as it wouldn't jive with their "kid-friendly" marketing?
    Can we expect honest reviews? Or will everything they do be great?

    Very interesting . . .

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  4. There will be a lot of changes, mostly geared towards marketing UD products. I will not be able to use the same language and I may have to delete the posts or edit the ones before.

    Ill let the reviews speak for themselves. Ill also be having interviews with all sorts of people from inside UD, mainly their development reps.

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  5. Um.... what the fuck? You sold out big time, Gellman.

    In case anyone is wondering, Wax Heaven is most definitely not the blog UD is trying to buy.

    And to think one of YOUR readers called me the Bill O'Reilly of Card Bloggers.

    See ya!

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  6. I'm in for the contest! It should be interesting to watch the site evolve. Good luck!

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  7. Congrats, you deserve it for all the work you've put into this place.

    And maybe this is a step in the right direction for Upper Deck too, maybe this'll be a good way for them to get to know their customer base a little better and good things will happen for all of us.

    I'll jump in the contest too.

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  8. Mario, this is your first warning for language. I will not approve any more of your comments after your next warning. Keep it friendly...

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  9. Oh you bastard. Please, please tell me this is an April Fool's joke.

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  10. if the contest is true... i'm in. if not wow congrats on the great rib!!

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  11. Hahaha - did anyone really not know that this was an April Fool's joke???

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  12. I like "SCUD".

    -arfmax

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  13. Hmm... it is April Fool's Day...

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  14. I was buying it until the part about "I've made my peace with Beckett." Good stuff Gellman!

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  15. I had to include at least one line to tip you guys off...

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  16. Nice april fools joke man, lost me though with the beckett crap....

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  17. hahaha. I love the logo change.

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  18. You had me till the last paragraph.

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  19. Fooled me...although the Beckett line was a little hard to believe. Good one!

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  20. Really Mario? Really?

    *ugh*

    I guess being ignored on your on blog isn't enough.

    PSA for Wax Heaven


    Just go away. Your rants are juvenile and your credentials are non-existent. If you can't see a joke in front of your eyes on APRIL FOOLS DAY, you deserve to continue to be the laughing stock of SCU.

    Mario = Narcissistic half-wit with ridiculously forced "baditude".


    Oh yeah, and I'm just busting balls too Mario.
    You'd feel it if you had any.

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  21. Dude, calm down. I conspired with Mario.

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  22. I found this to be the funniest part of his rant:

    If you can't see a joke in front of your eyes on APRIL FOOLS DAY.

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  23. u sell out FUCK. I'll never be on your site anymore

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  24. Well, for using "u" instead of "you" I wont let you back, bwhahahahah.

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  25. All that animosity for taking a jab at Guitar Hero? Calm down guy, I was just joking.

    Let me know when you're in Florida. I will let you borrow my little sister's Animal Crossing game I have a feeling you will love it.

    I promise I won't unleash any "baditude" on you.

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  26. I think it would have been hilarious if you would have actually concluded not with the Beckett paragraph, but rather with saying that the Monthly Box Buster's April Break had been cancelled due to it being a Playoff product. That would have gotten some reactions.

    I laughed the whole way through this, but that maybe in part because I also had the same thought for a April Fool's Joke. Good to see great minds think alike.

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  27. I think the only one that'd be better is to become the Beckett Blog. ;)

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  28. Somebody posted on FCB about this... that they hoped it was a joke. Honestly, some people. This could be on the onion and you'd still have people bite.

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  29. alright im in.congrats on the new venture with upper deck

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  30. holy shit hitter, that is amazing. too bad I didnt think of that.

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  31. Honey, I'm ashamed of you. I was so happy when I thought you had some kind of deal with Upper Deck. Now my happiness is gone...Not nice!

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  32. Well played, my fellow pancreatically challenged cohort.

    *slow clap*

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  33. Goddamn you. Goddamn you. Goddamn you. I read your post on my phone at work today and it's been eating at the inside of the back of my head all day long.

    Goddamn you. You, sonuvabitch...

    You got me.

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