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Voting Begins Today for Upper Deck Social Media Awards

Nominations have closed, now it’s time to vote on the industry’s best online trading card communities, bloggers and video box-breakers


Carlsbad, CA (March 29, 2009) – Many in the trading card industry were very happy last week with the announcement of the Upper Deck Awards, an industry first program to recognize the top trading card online communities, bloggers and video box-breakers. Upper Deck’s Facebook page where nominations were being accepted saw heightened traffic as passionate collectors wanted to share their favorites with others. Now that nominations have closed, Upper Deck opened up voting for the awards today.


“It has been a lot of fun to see trading card communities, bloggers and video box-breakers get excited about the opportunity that comes with the Upper Deck Awards,” said Chris Carlin, sports marketing manager for Upper Deck. “To be honest, recognition like this has been long overdue as many of those nominated have put in a tremendous amount of work to make the industry better and they are definitely extremely passionate about it. We hope it will be seen as a healthy competition designed primarily to help create awareness for all of those nominated and ultimately to recognize some of those who have been doing some great things in their respective categories.”


To vote for your favorite, visit Upper Deck’s Facebook page or click to links from here:


Best Online Community

Best Blogger

Best Video Box-Breaker


The top five communities will receive links from Upper Deck’s Community page and will be featured in an article on the Upper Deck Blog. The number 1 rated online community will receive a trophy, a variety of unopened product, a LeBron James UDA basketball and a 2009 NFL Rookie Photo Shoot signed football (autographed by more than 25 players) to use as giveaways with their community of loyal collectors.


The top five bloggers will receive links from the Upper Deck Blog and will be featured in a story about their blogs there. The top-rated blogger will receive a special trophy, a variety of unopened product and a 2009 NFL Rookie Photo Shoot signed football.


The top five video box breakers will receive a free box of Upper Deck product to review and have that video featured on Upper Deck Diamond Vision. The top video box-breaker will receive a variety of product for the next year and have every video of theirs featured on Upper Deck’s Diamond Vision site.


Voting ends Monday morning, April 5 at 9:00AM PST. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 7.



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