The new proposition offered by UD will give the first five collectors to complete the set, (did I mention it was 6,661 cards?) a “Yankee Dream Day” at the new stadium along with a meet-and-greet with Yankee shortstop and UD spokesman Derek Jeter. With a set this big, not to mention the money it would take to complete it, in my opinion, winners should instantly earn a starting spot in the Yankees lineup, which would make the reward equal to the challenge. Although with the way the Yankees have folded down the stretch that might be more of a punishment than a reward, at least collectors would receive a prize worthy of their efforts.
Tackling a set like this is a huge undertaking for anybody and I’m guessing a lack of collector interest prompted the updated prize package or maybe it was just a case of the people at UD realizing they were asking a lot of their customers in the first place. Either way, good call on the late additions, I can’t imagine this promotional effort was going to get too far off the ground without them.