It’s funny how many collectors complain about Upper Deck’s Yankee Stadium Legacy set. At least with those cards, there is a demand among Yankees collectors and every few months someone with way too much money completes the set.
What about the late-90’s ‘Million Dollar Moments’ gimmick created by Fleer? If you busted any 1997 Fleer, odds are you had stacks of these worthless cards in your collection. The whole idea of the program was simple. If you manage to complete the 50-card set, you could win $50,000 dollars every year until 2018.
Of course, cards 46-49 were extremely short printed with card #50 being a one of one. According to Sports Collectors Digest, odds of completing the set were 1 in 46,000,000 million.
Of course, it didn’t help that Fleer filed for bankruptcy in 2005, meaning that if someone did manage to win the money, they were screwed unless Upper Deck was willing to take over the payments for the next thirteen years.
Somehow, I don’t see that happening.