The Upper Deck / Razor fallout

When I received the leaked memo I never expected to receive the kind of attention it did. First of all, I wasn’t the only one who got a copy but I was the first to make it public. Just so everyone knows, I contacted Upper Deck through phone and e-mail about the memo. I knew it could damage my relationship with the company but I felt it was right to post the image, as it was news-related.

As of now, it appears that Upper Deck has decided to throw their support to Beckett Media, which is fine by me. Everyone should know that apart from sending over 40 boxes of product to review, they were also very helpful anytime I needed something answered or a reader wanted me to send something over to them. I have no reason to have hard feelings over the situation.

It’s been over 24 hours and no one has commented on the memo, including the usually outspoken owner of Razor, Brian Gray. Steven Judd, the writer of the very popular Sports Card File was planning on doing a follow-up and has been curiously silent as well, which in some way worries me. I’d love to know if this memo was indeed legit or part of some crazy hoax or set-up.

I have to admit that when I began blogging, I never expected that there would be so much drama involved in the behind the scenes aspect of trading cards. I took a big risk in posting the memo. I have already been contacted by a lawyer who said it was not the best idea. I would not be surprised to see MLBPA, Upper Deck, and/or Razor all show up to serve me with a lawsuit. This is a crazy industry.

In the last two days, Wax Heaven has received over 10,000 visitors. I’d like to think it’s because of my wonderful writing and Jose Canseco coverage but it’s not. From every part of the online community, this memo is being discussed and analyzed. In the next couple of weeks, Wax Heaven will hit one million visitors. If a card industry hit man hasn’t been hired to track me down, you can expect a historic contest when we hit the magic number.