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.
Upper Deck and Panini will be trying to make ammends with redemptions found in earlier products at the National Convention by offering special programs to get those redemptions filled at the National and offering chances to swap those redemptions for equal-value cards.
Former Upper Deck public relations guru Terry Melia shares one of the most memorable days he had on the job: An afternoon interview and signing session with LeBron James, just weeks after his “Decision” announcement that he would join the Miami Heat.
In addition to the Priority Signings wrapper redemption program at the spring Toronto Expo, Upper Deck will also feature a case breaker program that will qualify for instant prizes.
With its collegiate license in its pocket, Upper Deck will have special cards for the Final Four in New Orleans.
The gravy train keeps rolling for Mike Tyson. A hit on the autograph circuit, the heavyweight champ will now have new trading cards and signed memorabilia courtesy of Upper Deck.
Upper Deck’s World of Sport trading cards return in 2012 with Evolution video cards and other surprises in a release that features athletes from many different sports.