UD Offering Free Tickets to 2011 MLS All-Star Game

Upper Deck is currently running a special promotion where one lucky soccer fan will win a trip for two to attend this month’s MLS All-Star Game on July 27. For the first time in 14 years, the New York Metropolitan area will host the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at the newly unveiled Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., a 25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium which opened last year. And Upper Deck can get you and friend there in style; all you need to do is “Collect the Set & Win!”

In April, Upper Deck released its 200-card 2011 Soccer Set. Inside the stunning assortment of top-notch cards featuring the superstars of professional soccer falls 20 “MLS Materials” game-used jersey insert cards. To enter the contest, contestants are required to collect each of the 20 different “MLS Materials” insert cards from the set, which fall at an average rate of one-to-two per box (or 1:12 packs), and then contact Upper Deck for directions on how to submit them by e-mailing us at upperdeckmarketing@upperdeck.com. The first collector who submits all 20 insert cards will win the trip of a lifetime, which will include two tickets to the All-Star Game, one night hotel accommodations for two, a travel voucher to cover ground transportation and meals and a gift pack from Upper Deck.

“As the sole licensed manufacturer of MLS cards, it’s our pleasure to send two lucky fans to watch the best of the MLS compete,” said Jodi Wasserman, Upper Deck’s director of marketing. “Our ‘Collect the Set & Win’ concept takes a little effort to complete, so collectors will need to be on top of things to get their collections in on time.”

The frequency with which the MLS Materials cards pack out (1:10 packs) is quite doable for any seasoned collector. The trick is to get your collection in on time; the deadline for submitting your set to Upper Deck is July 19, at 11:59:59 p.m. The 20-player checklist includes the following names: Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Donovan Ricketts (LA Galaxy); Fredy Montero, Kasey Keller and Steve Zakuani (Seattle Sounders); Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez (New York Red Bulls); Marco Pappa and Nery Castillo (Chicago Fire); Omar Cummings and Matt Pickens (Colorado Rapids); Sebastien Le Toux and Danny Mwanga (Philadelphia Union); Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake); David Ferreira (Dallas FC); Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC); Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes); Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo); and Andy Najar (D.C. United). For full contest rules and regulations, please visit: http://ud.upperdeck.com/soccer.

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