Card of the Day: 2013-14 Upper Deck Trilogy Charlie Coyle RC Auto

Who is Charlie Coyle? Just a guy drafted 28th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. A decent Center prospect who was traded to the Minnesota Wild and scored his first NHL goal last season. He isn’t one of the stars of the rookie class, but he is making a name for himself in other ways.



Sorry for the terrible grab there. But the scan sucked.

Well now I’m not sure who Charlie Coyle is even more. Do his teammates call him “Dick”? Is this an homage to recently deceased Richard McWilliam? That can’t be you real autograph, can it be Charlie?

Charlie is obviously a jokester or a collector himself knowing that this would go into collector’s hands and could be worth a bit more than his usual autographs.

How Upper Deck Quality Assurance missed this? We will never know.

Update: Upper Deck states that the autograph is fake after contacting the athlete in question. Should you believe them? If you were the athlete, would you confess to doing that? Another thing we will never know.

Acetate Card of the Day: 2008-09 Upper Deck Trilogy Ice Scripts Sam Gagner

I should really shorten these titles.

In honor of Sam Gagner’s 8 point explosion last night, I figured now would be as good of a time as ever to make my Sam Gagner autograph today’s Acetate Card of the Day.

This acetate card is similar to the one I posted about Caron Butler. They were both from Upper Deck products that featured a plexi-glass looking card, but I still consider them acetate when in reality, I have no idea what they are made of. I can see through them, so that’s good enough for me.

I love, love, love this card design by Upper Deck. I’ve been sad ever since Upper Deck stopped the Trilogy and ICE brands and it’s because of beautiful cards like this. This card has a ton of beautiful elements that just flow together beautifully. The picture, the circle with the colors on the left, the logo, and the beautiful autograph on the acetate makes this card look absolutely stunning in pictures and just holding it in your hand.

Please Upper Deck, bring back Trilogy and ICE so I can pull more cards like this one!

While Sam Gagner may have just boosted his trade value, this card will forever stay in my Oilers collection for it’s beauty alone.