Sweet Spot Classic Baseball was the winner of a variety of awards in Beckett Baseball’s Best of 2007 category.  The product won Best Retired-Theme Product, Best Upper Deck Product, Best Cut Signature Set, and Best Game-Used Retired Card Set. The product also won accolades with collectors regarding the Mystery Cut exchange cards.

Upper Deck has been working with a variety of vendors and James Spence Authentication to provide those lucky collectors who redeemed the cards a very solid list of deceased personalities to be included in the set. There will still be some additional personalities added, but the list is very close to final and production is scheduled to begin in early January.  The core list of personalities included in the set is listed below:

AL JOLSON
GENE KELLY
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
ALBERT EINSTEIN
GENERAL PERSHING
LIBERACE
ANDREW W. MELLON
GEORGE BURNS
LLOYD BRIDGES
ANN LANDERS
GEORGE GERSHWIN
LOUIS ARMSTRONG
ANSEL ADAMS
GERALD FORD
LOUIS B MAYER
ART CARNEY
GILDA RADNER
LUCILLE BALL
ARTHUR ASHE
GINGER ROGERS
MARILYN MONROE
AVA GARDNER
GRACE KELLY
MARLIN PERKINS
BARRY GOLDWATER
GROUCHO MARX
MARLON BRANDO
BENJAMIN HARRISON
HARRY FIRESTONE
MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN
BENNY GOODMAN
HARRY TRUMAN
MEL TORME
BETTE DAVIS
HENRY FONDA
MILLARD FILLMORE
BILL BIXBY
HOWARD COSELL
NATALIE WOOD
BING CROSBY
INGRID BERGMAN
NORMAN ROCKWELL
BOB HOPE
IRVING BERLIN
P. T. BARNUM
BUDDY EBSEN
J EDGAR HOOVER
PATRICIA NIXON
BURGESS MEREDITH
JACK BENNY
PAYNE STEWART
BURT LANCASTER
JACK DEMPSEY
PERRY COMO
CARMEN MIRANDA
JACK HALEY
PETER SELLERS
CARY GRANT
JACK LEMON
RED BUTTONS
CESAR CHAVEZ
JACK LONDON
RED GRANGE
CESAR ROMERO
JACKIE KENNEDY
RED SKELTON
CHARLES LINDBERGH
JAMES CAGNEY
RICHARD NIXON
CHICO MARX
JANIS JOPLIN
ROBERT KENNEDY
DAVID NIVEN
JEFFERSON DAVIS
RODDY MCDOWALL
DeFOREST KELLY
JIMMY DURANTE
RONALD REAGAN
DESI ARNAZ
JIMMY HOFFA
ROY ROGERS
DINAH SHORE
JIMMY STEWART
SAM SNEAD
DON ADAMS
JOE BARBERA
SANDRA DEE
DONALD O’CONNOR
JOE DIMAGGIO
SPANKY MCFARLAND
DONNA REED
JOHN DENVER
STEVE ALLEN
DOROTHY LAMOUR
JOHN HUSTON
STEVE MCQUEEN
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
JOHN LENNON
THOMAS MITCHELL
DOUGLAS MACARTHUR
JOHN PAUL GETTY
TOM LANDRY
DUKE ELLINGTON
JOHN WAYNE
TONY CONIGLIARO
DWIGHT EISENHOWER
JOHNNY CARSON
TONY RANDALL
ED SULLIVAN
JOHNNY CASH
VIVIAN VANCE
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
JUDY GARLAND
WC FIELDS
ELVIS PRESLEY
KATHERINE HEPBURN
WILL ROGERS
ETHEL MERMAN
LADY BIRD JOHNSON
WILLIAM BRENNAN
FDR
LANA TURNER
WILLIAM HALSEY
FLIP WILSON
LAWRENCE OLIVER
WILLIAM HOLDEN
GARY COOPER
LEONA HELMSLEY
ZEPPO MARX

All of these cards will be very limited, but not necessarily 1 of 1 cards.  They should be completed in early February and shipped out randomly to lucky collectors from there.  2007 Sweet Spot Classic Baseball is currently available in most hobby stores.