Baseball Immortals Share the Stage with U.S. Presidents in 2008 UD Premier Baseball

Upper Deck’s latest high-end MLB release leads off the new season with an all-star lineup for collectors

Babe Ruth Card

Where can collectors find autographs of Major League Baseball’s greatest players alongside autographs of every U.S. President in history? Where do baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and Lou Gehrig meet up with historical figures like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson? With Upper Deck’s 2008 UD Premier Baseball release, lucky collectors can find autograph cut cards of MLB’s heroes along with “Signs of History” exchange cards for autograph cut cards of every U.S. President!

Owning history has never been closer to a collector’s fingertips as it is with the “Signs of History” exchange cards which are slated to fall one in every ten cases on average. Collectors can register these to receive a random cut autograph card from one of the former U.S. Presidents. Some rare dual- and quad-autograph cards are also included in the program. The “Signs of History” exchange cards can be found in all 2008 Upper Deck Baseball releases, but 2008 UD Premier Baseball has the best opportunity for collectors to pull these one-of-a-kind keepsakes.

In every pack of 2008 UD Premier Baseball, collectors can expect to find at least two autographs, two memorabilia cards, a “Premier Stitchings” card and an additional autograph or memorabilia card. One of the autographs pulled from each pack will be of a rookie player, including quite possibly Ian Kennedy who is preparing to make his 2008 pitching debut at home for the Yankees today.

At $300 per pack, Upper Deck pulled out all the stops to deliver exciting chase elements that would appeal to top-tier collectors. The “Premier Game-Used Bat Barrels” have names like Albert Pujols, Roy Campanella, Cal Ripken Jr., Carl Yastrzemski, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly and Rogers Hornsby to name just some. The “Premier Card” features game-used swatches and autographs of three great players together and each card is limited to just three copies. Additionally, the “Premier Logo Patch” cards are all “1-of-1″ cards that sport the MLB Logo embedded from a game-used jersey of that particular player.

“Our 2008 UD Premier Baseball product is designed with the serious collector in mind,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck Baseball brand manager. “We included a significant number of Hall-of-Famers into the product this year to make sure collectors receive some of the best players to ever step on the diamond. The designers did a great job as well to make sure that game-used pieces delivered some very unique die-cuts to make them even more compelling. Top players, short-printed cards and high-end chase cards make 2008 UD Premier Baseball a fun product to bust.”

Collectors can find 2008 UD Premier Baseball in stores now. The reaction to opening 2008 UD Premier Baseball packs from collectors has been very exciting. Note the following quote:

“My fiancé and I wanted to thank Upper Deck for one of the best pulls of our life,” said Bill Waters of Illinois. “Today we pulled an autographed cut and patch card of Babe Ruth 1/1 #CUT-BR. We were in shock to realize the piece of baseball history we held in our hands. Nobody in the card shop could believe it either. We were offered thousands for it instantly by some collectors in the store.

“Thanks for putting such rare cards within your products and as always, we are looking so forward to future Upper Deck products in all sports.”

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Popular Woven Patch cards return, one per pack, on average!
  • Pull a triple or quad memorabilia card numbered to 75 or less in every pack, on average!
  • Dual or triple patch cards numbered to 50 or less in every pack, on average!
  • Two Autographs including one rookie autograph card per pack, on average!
  • Look for The Premier Card!

PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:

Card 1 – Regular Card

  • Regular Card (# to 99)
  • Parallel Card (# to 15 or less)

Card 2 – Rookie Card

  • Premier Rookies Signatures (# to 299)
  • Premier Rookies Signatures Parallel (# to 99 or less)

Card 3 – Woven Patch

  • Premier Stitchings (# to 99)
  • Premier Stitchings Parallel (# to 75 or less)

Card 4 – Autograph

  • Premier Stitchings Signature (# to 25)
  • Premier Stitchings Cut Signature (# to 1)
  • Signature Premier (# to 45)
  • Signature Premier Parallel (# to 25 or less)
  • Premier Milestones (# to 25)
  • Premier Milestones Parallel (# to 5 or less)
  • Playoff Premiere (# to 25)
  • Playoff Premiere Parallel (# to 5 or less)
  • KA Signatures (# to 25)
  • AKA Signatures Parallel (# to 5 or less)
  • Premier Penmanship (# to 50)
  • Premier Penmanship Parallel (# to 5)
  • Premier Pairings (# to 25)
  • Premier Trios (# to 20)
  • Premier Quartet (# to 15)
  • Significant Six (# to 10)
  • Octographs (# to 1)
  • Emerging Stars Dual (# to 35)
  • Emerging Stars Dual Parallel (# to 15 or less)
  • Significant Stars Dual (# to 20)
  • Significant Stars Dual Parallel (# to 10 or less)
  • Emerging Stars Trio (# to 25)
  • Emerging Stars Trio Parallel (# to 10 or less)
  • Emerging Stars Quad (# to 10)
  • Emerging Stars Quad Parallel (# to 5 or less)
  • Premier Remnants 3 Autograph (# to 25)
  • Premier Remnants 4 Autograph (# to 15)
  • Premier Patches 2 Autograph (# to 15)
  • Premier Patches 3 Autograph (# to 10)
  • Premier Memorabilia 3 Autograph (# to 20)
  • Premier Memorabilia 4 Autograph (# to 10)

Card 5 – Memorabilia

  • Premier Remnants 3 (# to 75)
  • Premier Remnants 4 (# to 50)
  • Premier Remnants 3 Parallel (# to 75 or less)
  • Premier Remnants 4 Parallel (# to 25 or less)
  • Legendary Remnants 3 (# to 50)
  • Legendary Remnants 3 Parallel (# to 25 or less)
  • Legendary Remnants 4 (# to 20)
  • Legendary Remnants 4 Parallel (# to 25 or less)
  • Premier Trios (# to 50)
  • Premier Trios Parallel (# to 33 or less)
  • Premier Foursome (# to 25)
  • Premier Foursome Parallel (# to 15 or less)
  • Premier Combos (# to 50)
  • Premier Combos Parallel (# to 25 or less)
  • Premier Memorabilia 3 (# to 75)
  • Premier Memorabilia 3 Parallel (# to 3)
  • Premier Memorabilia 4 (# to 40)
  • Premier Memorabilia 4 Parallel (# to 4)

Card 6 – Patch

  • Premier Patches 2 (# to 75)
  • Premier Patches 2 Parallel (# to 50 or less)
  • Premier Patches 3 (# to 50)
  • Premier Patches 3 Parallel (# to 25 or less)
  • Premier Combos Patch (# to 50)
  • Premier Combos Patch Parallel (# to 25 or less)
  • Premier Trios Patch (# to 30)
  • Premier Trios Patch Parallel (# to 15 or less)
  • Premier Patches Quad (# to 20)
  • Premier Patches Quad Parallel (# to 10 or less)

Card 7 – A Memorabilia, Patch or Autographed card or one of the following

Derek Jeter

  • Premier Bat Barrels (Variable Numbering)
  • Premier Logo Patch (# to 1)
  • The Premier Card (# to 3)