Last week Cardboard Connection published info on Upper Deck's return to producing baseball cards in the form of 2013 Fleer Retro Baseball.
It was good to see UD went all out when sending out their promotional materials. They get a big star and they got lucky as Harper bumped his Q-Rating with a noteworthy Opening Day performance.
You would think a multi-million dolar company like Upper Deck might put as much effort into returning to baseball as Bryce Harper puts into his game. Unfortunately they do not appear to have done so.
Yes I realize this may only be a mock up for a some quick pub - but how the hell can you get the Team Wrong? Detroit!! - I was trying to figure out of Bryce Harper had some sort of Detroit on his resume. Near as I can tell no College or High School there.
The design is based off a Basketball insert set that was issued in 1997/98 so that may have thrown off UD. But those card featured nicknames not city names, so that text had to be changed regardless.
I honestly don't get it. Maybe I am missing something here, but it is like they put in no effort at all. Or they are leaking a gimmick to get some press.