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 More >
Dual autograph cards have been a favorite in the hobby for a number of years, but some of the most sought after have been of legendary personalities who are now deceased. Upper Deck is proud to release the Mystery Dual Cuts Exchange Program where lucky collectors will have the opportunity to own some of the best dual cut autograph cards ever produced.
Collectors who pull these winning exchange cards from 2007 UD Ultimate Baseball, 2007 UD Black Baseball or 2007 UD Exquisite Rookie Signatures Baseball will receive one of these very special cards. To create additional excitement about the program, collectors More >
By: Andrew Harner, editor-in-chief
For those of you not fluent in journalistic terms, let me define public relations for you: a tactic used by companies to promote a brand, product or innovation to the public through the media without paying for advertising.
And right now, the PR battle that is being waged between Topps and Upper Deck is hot news in the collecting world.
It all began in late February of 2007 when it was discovered that Topps had superimposed images of President George W. Bush and Mickey Mantle onto Derek Jeter’s base card No. 40.
The flurry of media attention that followed was More >
Upper Deck Consistently Signs Top Rookies for Basketball Sets
In what has become as common as the leaves turning shades of brown, orange and yellow in the fall, Upper Deck has once again beat the competition to sign the top rookies for its young stars themed set, Hot Prospects Basketball. 2007-08 Hot Prospects Basketball (SRP $6.99 per five-card pack) is headlined by Kevin Durant and his 25 points per game and his fellow NBA Freshmen, such as Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer, Al Horford, Michael Conley, Jeff Green and Julian Wright.
Each of these newcomers to the pro hardwood have signed their autos More >
Hockey fans and avid collectors alike eagerly await annual tradition
Each year as temperatures begin to dip and the leaves start to fall, hockey fans and card collectors know to go to their local McDonald’s for the latest Upper Deck Ice HeroesTM hockey cards. Starting November 20th in participating McDonald’s across Canada, while supplies last, fans and collectors can get the latest Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin or Mats Sundin card from the 50-card Upper Deck Ice HeroesTM main set.
There are also special subsets available, including The Pride of Canada, In the Crease and Season in Review. Packs of three cards and More >
Exclusive Spokesman and Rookie of the Year Frontrunner Kevin Durant Will Sign Chronology Exchange Cards
The debut of Chronology Basketball this summer had collectors buzzing over unique cut autograph cards of players like Pete Maravich and basketball’s inventor, James Naismith. It has the hobby buzzing again with the announcement that Upper Deck will have Kevin Durant sign his draft pick exchange cards in the set.
The draft pick letterman patch cards were completed earlier this month and had begun shipping to collectors recently. Those waiting on the Durant cards will have a special surprise when they receive them in December as he More >