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I’m always amazed by how creative our fan base is here from talking with them on the phone or on social media. As we celebrate Upper Deck’s 30th Anniversary I saw this cool video that we did to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. Take a look!
I asked my boss Chris Carlin about it and he shared they contracted Brian “The Cardstacker” Berg, a Guinness World Record holder for card stacking. We had worked with him previously I guess and after checking out his website, which is amazing by the way, I got an idea to challenge our fans with.
How high can you stack Upper Deck cards? What can you create with them by stacking them?
Now I tried stacking Upper Deck cards to see how difficult it would be and let me tell you, it’s tough! The UV coating makes it really tricky and it is frustrating when they fall. And they fall often.
Don’t worry, they are all base cards!
I looked online under the #cardstacker hashtag though and there are kids that can do this as part of their 3rd Grade school lessons. It certainly can be done, it just takes time, and patience!
This is the perfect summer project for fans with lots of base Upper Deck cards sitting around. I asked my boss if we could issue a #cardstacker challenge to our card collecting community and he gave me the green light. So here it is:
Build something awesome using Upper Deck base cards stacking them as high as you can. Here’s the thing, Upper Deck cards do not stack as easily as regular playing cards, so I have a couple hints for you:
Here is a fun and relatively short video on card stacking that I enjoyed. Check it out:
One thing, I want to see creativity and awesome structures, but no cutting of the cards! You hear me Tim Carroll??? That’s an entirely different challenge!
We will run this promotion on Twitter and Instagram. Tag us at @UpperDeckSports on either platform when you submit your video or photos of your creations through the end of the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention on August 4, 2019. Make sure to use the #cardstacker hashtag as well. I’m going to be selecting my favorites to receive an Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness mail day on Monday, August 5, 2019. Make sure you are capturing video of the process as the moments when the structures collapse are almost as good, if not better, than when they are erected. I will definitely pick at least one great #cardstacker fail to receive a #UDRAK mail day as well. Total number of mail days will be determined by total number of quality submissions received. Good luck!