Saturday, June 18, 2016

Congratulations! Instant Winner.

Damn! I mean... damn!

I have been working on opening packs for the 1996-97 Collector's Choice set and in one pack I found an instant winner card.  These cards were listed with pull odds of 1:72.  Having only 32 packs to open this was a decent find.  

However, I was immediately faced with a dilemma?  Do I scratch the card? Or leave it intact for preservation?  I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep if I didn't scratch it so I decided to deface my card.  First, I made sure to scan the card intact, for archival purposes and to add to the Database.

Did I win the all expenses paid trip to see Michael Jordan?

Prize - Michael Jordan 5" x 7" Commemorative Card
Sadly, no. Actually, I'm glad I didn't win the grand prize because I would be soooo mad.  I did win a Jordan commemorative card, a $5 value.  This was the most common prize.  I'm curious as to what this card looks like because I haven't been able to find a scan.

Can I still claim my prize?  I've reached out to Upper Deck for comment.


  1. You won't get anything. I got one of them when new, scratched it and won the same prize...but didn't send it in. What was I thinking?

  2. I know..figured it would be fun to ask anyway to see if they had anything to say. That's too bad you didn't get your prize.