Upper Deck’s Richard McWilliam passed away in January, leaving behind many innovations in the sportscard industry and a legacy of hard-nosed business practices.
In an extremely popular event, Upper Deck will once again be celebrating National Hockey Card Day by giving away free packs of hockey cards at participating hobby shop dealers. The event will be held Feb. 16 in the U.S. and Feb. 9 in Canada.
There are a bevy of new insert sets that will have collectors clamoring to crack these packs of SP Game-Used Hockey. First up are the “Draft Day Marks” autograph cards that profile talented rookies and veterans on the day they were drafted.
Upper Deck has announced the passing of its founder and CEO, Richard McWilliam. McWilliam started the company in 1989 and is credited with many of the innovations now taken for granted in the sportscard industry.
Harmon Killebrew, the legendary Minnesota Twins slugger, defined ‘gentleman’ and provided my mom with a great keepsake.
Upper Deck has launched the first trading card rewards application for the Dynamics ePlate Visa credit card device. This innovative offering lets consumers earn exclusive Upper Deck Trading Cards with every purchase.
Sometimes you can acquire a collection within a collection. For instance, for hundreds of cards from the 1990s, you wouldn’t believe how many feature Gatorade in the photo – mainly because card companies snapped up any photos they could during the eight of overproduction.
Upper Deck adds another exclusive spokesman to its ranks, adding the PGA’s Rory McIlory. Look for signed trading cards and memorabilia from the company.
When it comes to trading cards, there is only so much you can do to make it truly different. Upper Deck hopes its latest autograph card innovations are a step in that direction. With “floating” signatures and a “choice your own” autograph card combination, Exquisite Football rolls out.
For the first time since 2001, Upper Deck will feature bat cards of Shoeless Joe Jackson in 0ne of its products. The 2012 Goodwin Champions set will feature the Jackson bat cards, which was secured from a game-used bat Jackson used in his barnstorming days.