Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April Fools From SCU! - Dont Worry, Ill Definitely Be Signing

This may be one of the most controversial cards to ever be produced, but I am excited none-the-less. Yesterday I was notified that there will be a chase in Exquisite similar to the Tiger Woods cards from last year, but these cards will be a tad different. This time they will be the first time in history that a blogger will be included in a card set. Upper Deck has recently made a push to embrace social media, but this is taking it to the extreme.


This redemption for my signature will be included as an EXTRA card in someone's Exquisite box, and it is absolutely ridiculous that I get this honor. They wanted it to be a surprise, and I am one of the happiest people on the planet right now. Its not every day that one gets their very own Exquisite card, right? The box with the unsigned cards is on its way, and I will be sending them back with my Herbie Hancock ASAP.

Since I have received the news I have had someone checking hourly for a redemption to show up, mainly because I was made aware that I couldnt keep one of the cards for myself. Luckily a seller posted one this morning, and I was able to negotiate a pretty good deal because he had no clue who I was.

I cant tell you how much this makes up for the UD awards and all the crap I have gone through with this site over the years. I realize that with all the hatred surrounding this site and cards like this one (Bowman Scout Autos), its going to be something that people get angry about. Hopefully, they will understand the hard work it took to get to this spot. It just goes to show you that anyone can be someone as long as you dont give up.

Big thanks to ah999 for selling me my card. Here's hoping we pull one in our break tonight.


Thanks for playing along, those of you who sniffed it out are truly no BS kind of people. There sure were a lot of funny comments, too bad I had to reject them all to maintain the facade. Glad to see you all have a sense of humor, and a big thanks to Gilmore on FCB, Russ for the eBay post, and all of you for being punked.

Have a great day guys - the NO JOKE break will be tonight, good luck to those who are participating.

H/t to scubasteve for finding last year's prank - this one was good too.

14 comments:

  1. You should refuse to sign anything besides sticker labels...

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  2. wow that is amazing adam, congrats!

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  3. Add an inscription that says, "Beckett sucks."

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  4. You have to be kidding? Upper deck releases the product and then lets you know you will be in it and have to sign the cards. No wonder why it takes years to get Ud redemptions back

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  5. Holy shit! That is too freakin awesome. I will be trying to buy one for myself on eBay! Congratulations, Gellman!

    Although I do have to say - many people will probably be pissed when they pull a "blogger auto" from a $500 box...

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  6. Awesome!!! I will definitely have to get me one of those. It will go in my Oddball PC. Not that you're an oddball, Gellman...LOL...congrats, dude!

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  7. That's just a as awesome as the unicorn horn and liger mane cards I pulled from Allen & Ginter.

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  8. Well played, Gellman. Nice planning for all the suckers you'd find today. The eBay auction was a nice touch.

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  9. Boy, I'm glad you didn't wait another day to share the great news! Like, until April 2 ...

    :-D

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  10. This isn't anything like last year is it? It sounds familiar is all I'm saying.

    http://www.sportscardsuncensored.com/2009/04/sports-cards-uncensored-is-now-your.html#comments

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  11. Gellman, congrats on the big news. Then again, I agree with Fielder's Choice, imagine if this were a Rookie Biography auto of another popular card blogger and you pulled it. It would be nice to insert your Exquisite card into a lesser priced set as a special bonus hit... Anyway, congrats...wouldn't it have been great if there was a Gellman Shadow Box card?

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  12. Pretty cool man - congrats!

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  13. I can't believe it...I was wondering why there weren't any just fooling posts other than at Dayf's site. Very, very well done, AG.

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