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.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
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.