If you can complete the 6,000+ card Yankee Stadium Legacy set–and avoid injury when lifting the box—you could find yourself saying ‘hey’ to Derek Jeter.
The massive 6,661-card Yankee Stadium Legacy set produced by Upper Deck chronicles every single home game ever played at the ballpark since its doors opened in 1923. Collecting every card, distributed through various company products, is a daunting task but if you have the means, there is a prize waiting for you at the end.
Since all 6,661 cards are now live in various 2008 Upper Deck Baseball products, it is possible to put together the entire set. The first five collectors who can– and are able to present it to Upper Deck for validation– will win a “Yankee Dream Day” at the new Yankee Stadium and a private meet-and-greet with shortstop Derek Jeter next season.
Since Upper Deck’s Yankee Stadium Legacy set includes only Yankee home games through the 2007 season, the first five lucky collectors who put together the set and have it validated will also receive each of the insert cards chronicling the 2008 season to complete their sets. The YSL cards representing 2008 will appear in 2009 Upper Deck Series One Baseball next February and thus put an end to the Yankee Stadium Legacy promotion.
So, if a collector has put together the set, what do they do next? Here’s a step-by-step process to make it to the new Bronx ballpark:
1. Contact Chris Carlin, Upper Deck’s hobby marketing manager at (702)633-0775 or [email protected] to officially submit your claim. All claims must include a photograph or video of the collection.
2. Once the claim has been officially submitted and ranked in the order it was received, the collector will have 7 days to ship the set and provide corresponding tracking information.
3. After receiving the set, Upper Deck will validate the collection within 5 business days, and immediately notify its sender.
4. Upper Deck will hold the complete sets until all five winners have been validated and notified.
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