Cancelled Dylan Bundy Card Surfaces in 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions
For those working on master sets of 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions, they've likely noticed a few gaps of missing numbers on the checklist. One of those is #223 in the Baseball Prospect Minis subset. The official checklist has the card missing. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.
Chris Doetsch, of Springfield, Illinois, picked up a couple of 2013 Goodwin Champions boxes at the National. The plan was to participate in Upper Deck's wrapper redemption program. And while that went according to plan, he also uncovered a card that wasn't supposed to be included -- #223 Dylan Bundy.
We did confirm with Upper Deck that the Goodwin Champions Dylan Bundy was supposed to be removed from production but at least one, obviously, slipped through. While not numbers were given, it's likely extremely rare.
"I haven't really opened a lot of Goodwin in the past, maybe a box or two last year," said Doetsch. "My favorite sport is hockey so I do like finding a lot of the old-school players in Goodwin."
Doetsch said he didn't think too much of the card at first. But when he went to research it to sell it on eBay, he quickly discovered it wasn't a standard card of the young Baltimore pitcher.
"Now I'm undecided what to do with it," Doetsch said.
This is far from the first card that was supposed to be pulled but still slipped into packs. The most high-profile example in recent years is the 2006 Topps Alex Gordon. When Gordon failed to make the Royals' roster, it was supposed to be destroyed. When several started showing up, it gained mainstream media attention and started selling for huge amounts.
It's unlikely the 2013 Goodwin Champions Dylan Bundy will cause the same fervor. Still, it's one that collectors should be on the watch for and know it's not just another mini.