...that I was so long winded on my post. Some of you missed my point. If I could go back in time, my post would have simply said this:
On Jun 11, Mario opened an Upper Deck supplied box of SpX.
On Aug 16, Mario opened an Upper Deck supplied box of Goudey.
On Sep 19, Mario stated that he had never received free product from Upper Deck.
On Oct 11, Mario said that he would receive the first free box soon.
Why? What is there to hide?
This is what the post should have looked like. Then, maybe so many people wouldn't have got tripped up and mistook me for saying something that I'm not. And maybe some of you are right and I should have emailed him. I'm not to big to admit that.
But, why am I alone on this? You were lied to! Do you not care? I'm sorry but I do care.
I don't care about the sponsorship, whether he'll be bias, or the damned hair card.
I DO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH the fact that he lied on Sep 19 and that he willfully did not mention that UD had supplied the three boxes until someone put it all together? That I have a problem with.
You can get caught up in the lingo of saying that this wasn't samples to bust and I'll buy that. But it was still from UD and it was still opened and reviewed. Therefore, free samples were received from UD by Mario. Why did he have to omit it and then lie about it?
As far as Mario's rebuttal post, The Last Straw, he still has not answered this question. Instead, he sent his readers, and by default some of my readers, down a rabbit hole talking about the "Hair Card". I couldn't care less about the hair card. IN MY POST I said that if Mario says he bought it then I believe him.
But now, the readers of Wax Heaven have decided I'm a "prick" because I'm accusing him of lying about the Hair Card. If you think that, then let me correct you.
I'M A PRICK BECAUSE I'M ACCUSING MARIO OF LYING (FOR REASONS UNKNOWN) ABOUT RECEIVING FREE PRODUCTS.
If you're mad about the fact that it's pointed out, I'm sorry. I honestly don't know what to tell you.
Dave, if you feel like this is a personal "attack" on Mario, I do not know what to tell you. I didn't expect you, Gellman or ANYONE else....to agree. I wasn't looking for acceptance or justification. I wasn't looking to hurt Mario's reputation and I'm still not.
But, it's right there in Goddamned black and white...on HIS BLOG!! ALL I DID WAS QUOTE HIM!!!
I don't know why he did it and I'm not about to speculate. But, I for one, feel deceived by this.
All I know to do is to quote the words of Mario Alejandro and let you be the judge. That's what I've accomplished with my post.
If you don't mind being lied to, that's your business. I cannot help you on this one.