In yet another attempt to get collectors to show off their collection (and to pimp out the UDA brand), Upper Deck has announced a new contest for anyone who has a room specially dedicated to sports and specifically sports memorabilia and collectibles. Here is the official press release from Upper Deck:
Upper Deck Authenticated is Offering Big Prizes in the Hunt for the Ultimate ‘Man Cave’
Global leader in authentic sports and entertainment memorabilia is looking to reward those collectors willing to show off their UDA items
Carlsbad, CA (May 17, 2010) – Sometimes men need a place to go where they can feel like a man. A place where their sports heroes adorn all four walls, where the couches are comfortable and the big screen plays only in High Definition. These man caves provide men with the chance to recharge and ever since 1992, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) has been there to provide compelling and authentic signed memorabilia from Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, LeBron James and many other elite superstars to line the walls of these domiciles. UDA wants to see the habitats that men from around the globe have created and showcase them via the company’s Facebook page.
UDA is running a five-week promotion leading up to Father’s Day to find the top man caves for sports fans throughout the world. Up for grabs are several compelling prizes from the Upper Deck Authenticated portfolio or products just for submitting an entry. Simply by submitting video or images of your man cave by May 31, 2010, you will automatically be entered into the early bird random drawing for a new Steven Stamkos autographed puck “Curve” display. By sending in your video or images by June 18, 2010, you will also have the opportunity to receive a LeBron James autographed “Spotlight” photo as part of our last call random drawing. And each week, for those who have submitted video or images, there will be a weekly drawing to add a Michael Jordan game-used floor piece in a collector’s box to your man cave. Participants can only win once for their submissions and winners will be announced on Facebook after each drawing.
There are plenty of prizes to encourage sports enthusiasts to show off their favorite spaces, but in the end, there can be only one ultimate man cave. UDA staff members will review all submissions in an effort to find the best man cave from entries received and award that top collector with one of the company’s most coveted items from one of our top spokesmen; a hand-painted Michael Jordan signed Bulls jersey limited to just 6 copies with a retail value of $3,000. The following criteria will be followed for judging purposes to find the ultimate man cave for this specific promotion:
1) A prominent selection of UDA items should on display in the man cave. Additional points will be awarded for presenting a good cross section of old and new UDA items.
2) The quality of the submission. Were photos or video haphazardly taken or is the submission as high-quality as the man cave itself? The submissions should be high-quality with solid descriptions to help paint the picture of why your man cave is the best.
3) The quality of the display. Are items displayed in an attractive and compelling manner or are they just tossed together? We are looking for an eye-catching arrangement to showcase attractive UDA items.
4) How creative was the owner in putting together, displaying and showing off his man cave? UDA staff will award additional points for creativity.
UDA is well aware that men are not the only sports enthusiasts who enjoy the man cave experience, so ladies are also encouraged to show off their “she caves” that pay homage to their favorite sports heroes. Additionally, many man cave and she cave dwellers wish to keep the whereabouts of their sports havens secret, much like Superman and his Fortress of Solitude. UDA staffers can understand and appreciate those concerns so anyone not interested in posting their habitats on Facebook, can e-mail their submissions to UpperDeckMarketing@upperdeck.com. UDA will post those submissions without identifying the customer’s name or location.
“Our worldwide customers are extremely passionate about their collections and showing off UDA memorabilia with pride,” said UDA’s Senior Business Manager Chuck Donato. “They do so primarily because they know the signatures from UDA items are authentic, so that provides them with great peace of mind as they relax in their man caves. This promotion is designed to thank those customers, many of whom are fathers, who have chosen to invest in our premium line of collectibles.”
With so many prized memorabilia pieces up for grabs, what are you waiting for? Get to your man cave or she cave with a camera or video camera now to get in the game today!
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectibles company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit http://www.upperdeck.com.