I won an auction on eBay and when I received the card I got a little panicked. After looking over the card I started to feel like I'd been had. Like someone put a bogus card out there and I was the poor sap who bit.
Well, I emailed Mario and told him I the situation and asked if he knew anyone who could help me figure out if the card was a fraud. He gave me Chris Carter's email address at Upper Deck and said I could try to see if he would help.
I emailed Chris explaining the situation and he emailed back asking for scans of the card. I zipped up hi-res scans of the front and back of the card.
After some time I got an email stating this:
"After reviewing with the MLB brand team, we confirmed this card to be authentic parallel numbered of five."
Ladies and Gentlemen I give you Don Mattingly's 2007 Goudey Diamond Stars #/5
I just wanted to extend a thank you to Chris Carter and his team at Upper Deck. It's very easy for an email to get ignored and go unanswered. Chris took the time to respond and gave his people take a look at my card. And for that I'm very thankful.
I know we rag on the card companies a lot and give them a hard time. But it's also good to give credit where credit is due.
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