Upper Deck promises free baseball cards if Chicago lands 2016 Summer Olympics

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Earlier this year, Upper Deck included the above card in its 2009 Baseball set as one of nine Historic Firsts Predictors insert cards.

And if the prediction comes true and the International Olympic Committee selects Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Games on Friday, Upper Deck will be coughing up some cardboard.

As in a free pack of baseball cards to fans across the country.

Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo are in the running for the Games.

Details will be announced on the company’s website, UpperDeck.com, if Chicago wins.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.


  1. Posted Wednesday September 30th, 2009 at 03:56 PM | Permalink

    I’m not going anywhere into the city while that’s going on in 2016, if Chicago gets the Olympics. I’ll take the free baseball cards as a consolation for screwing up daily commute in 2016.

  2. President Obama
    Posted Wednesday September 30th, 2009 at 04:53 PM | Permalink

    Chicago is the toilet of America. And that’s all I got to say about that

  3. Posted Wednesday September 30th, 2009 at 07:58 PM | Permalink

    What, like the free* Obama card they gave away a few months ago (*with the purchase of four packs)?

    And everyone in Chicago can relax. The two weeks the Olympics were in Atlanta were the two most traffic-free weeks that city has ever had. It only sucked if the road you took to work every day was blocked causing you to have to go 50 miles out of your way. Stupid Conyers horse park.

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