Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jason Spezza Patch Card

Here's another useless specialty card Upper Deck tried to pass off as special: a card incorporating a patch commemorating the choice of Jason Spezza as the second overall pick of the 2001 draft. Not a patch he wore, not one that was on the jersey he was given on that day, nope...

As it states on the back of card #PS-JS from Upper Deck's 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee Premier set:
You have received a manufactured patch hockey card. On the front of this card is a manufactured patch. Enjoy your card!
Wow, thanks. And they went as far as to number the damn thing, 044/199.

So they went through the trouble of having 199 of these patches made for Spezza alone, and who knows how many other players too...

They could have saved themselves the trouble of doing that and just produced a card that was blank in front, and read, in the back:
You have received a blank-fronted Jason Spezza card representing every time he's backchecked last year. That's why your card is blank. It was that, or have people in Asia sow a patch that has barely anything to do with the player involved, who likely will never know it ever existed, and passing it on to you as a collectible. We chose not to be jackasses, we hope you enjoy our honesty!
The Ottawa Senators' forward, one of the best playmakers in the league, deserved better. So did the once-amazingly valuable O-Pee-Chee Premier set.

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