Upper Deck Ready to Hit Grand Slam at FanFest

Upper Deck will provide a host of activities for attendees to the St. Louis America’s Center Convention Complex July 10-14, for the MLB FanFest show. Along with promoting UpperDeckU.com, Upper Deck will be giving away Albert Pujols posters each day of the show while supplies last. Show hours will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday through Monday.

“We have something scheduled for every level of baseball fan,” said Gabriel Garcia, Upper Deck’s associate baseball brand manager. “St. Louis is a great baseball city, with plenty of history behind it, so we know that we have to be at the top of our game this weekend.”

Upper Deck will once again be conducting its popular foil pack wrapper redemption program during each day of the show. Fans who purchase three packs of any 2009 Upper Deck Baseball products at the show with a suggested retail price of $1.99 or more per pack will receive one of five different 2009 MLB FanFest exclusive four-card packs. Upper Deck’s First Edition and O-Pee-Chee Baseball packs will not be accepted toward the redemption program.

The content of each of the day’s event-exclusive packs is loaded with talent: Friday packs include Albert Pujols, Ken Griffey Jr., Bruce Sutter and Tim Lincecum; Saturday’s lineup sees Stan Musial, Derek Jeter, Rick Ankiel and Enos Slaughter; Sunday will sport Ozzie Smith, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dustin Pedroia and Colby Rasmus; Monday will boast Bob Gibson, Joe DiMaggio, Zach Greinke and Ryan Braun; and Tuesday’s foursome includes Lou Brock, Ichiro, Red Schoendienst and Josh Hamilton. Supplies are limited, so time is of the essence.

In addition, computer stations for UpperDeckU.com will be set up where kids can play, compete and win all while exploring Upper Deck’s newly launched virtual world for kids. Participants will be walking away with UDU-themed sticker sheets, temporary tattoos, VIP “inside access” badges and promo packs.

In addition, randomly assorted packs will include a special “Cardinals Painting” bonus card, numbered to 500. The painting by Ron Stark shows five Cardinal greats: Ozzie Smith, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Albert Pujols and Stan Musial. The original painting will be on display at Upper Deck’s booth and will be auctioned off on Tuesday during the live Hunt Auctions event starting at 10 a.m.
Upper Deck’s personalized trading card station will be set up, with the back of each card including a 20-percent off coupon for www.upperdeckstore.com.

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