Back on November 10th Upper Deck announced a contest involving the collection of an entire 20th anniversary NHL insert set from their 2010-11 NHL Series 1 set. The parallel set ran 250 cards and was inserted six per box. So two tools from Manitoba went out and bought 20 cases. Each case runs about $750, so 20 cases is $15,000. After the 20 cases were broken, they found that they had 246 of the 250 cards. So in 240 boxes, they were not able to complete a 250 card set. Go Upper Deck collation team.
The dynamic father – son duo went to a card show and picked up the last four cards they needed (all Young Guns) and went to the UD booth for verification. Their prize for spending close to $15,500, a trip for two to the Outdoor Classic game in Pittsburgh. Now I am not a genius, but I’m thinking you could get your own tickets, hotel room a flight for a lot less than what they spent on cards. Oh and by the way, the guys who won it were dealers.
The “Winners” (although I think they lost in the end)
I then saw on facebook yesterday that three other people were close to finishing the set, here is one guy:
This guy looks super stoked, almost as if someone told him he didn’t win the grand prize while he was getting his picture taken. If I ever take a picture of myself like this and submit it to facebook, Beckett or UD, just shoot me and put me out of my misery.
Oh and FYI, these cards run about $1 a piece on eBay (except Young Guns cards).