Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Upper Deck oops...

so you're a young up and coming writer for the brand new Upper Deck Blog. It seems all the kids are doing it... and you publish an article on some baseball predictions with liberal sprinklings of fancy Upper Deck baseball cards scattered throughout the article for an added spice, not to mention free advertising.

Good idea, right?

It was, until you scroll down far enough to see the Matt Holliday Sweet Spot auto.

oops. Maybe should've tried to find one not so faded...

5 comments:

Toby said...

Whew. With that title, at first I thought I made a pretty big mistake :) It's just a suboptimal card image, thankfully. We post lots of 'em.

Toby said...

As in, we post lots of card images, so this sort of thing is bound to happen. But thanks for the heads-up, we'll be a bit more careful with the ones we choose in the future.

Just shocked this would actually be considered a significant enough mistake to write about. Again, you had me concerned there for a moment, like maybe I screwed up something big such as a link, or a fact in the article itself :)

Captain Canuck said...

no, just in the fact that Sweet Sot has long been lauded over it's poor quality autos... I figured you wouldn't go showing one on your own blog.

Thanks for the response though. Good to hear from you.

Toby said...

No worries :)

Keep in mind that a big reason we publish stories like this (and one goal of the blog in general) is to reintroduce the hobby to the general sports fan. So where an expert like you with a trained eye might see a blurry signature, a sports fan would go, "Wow, I can't believe they have Matt Holliday signed baseball pieces in cards now!"

We'll keep a better eye on this moving forward though, certainly want to make sure that dedicated collectors (like yourself) are encouraged by what we're promoting :)

Wax Wombat said...

The only -good- auto (in terms of NO fading) I got from Sweet Spot or Classic was from a redemption. I fear that in a few more years the autos will disappear completely.