From the desk of Upper Deck's Chris Carlin
Upper Deck Insiders,
I apologize for the delay in sharing some new exclusive updates for you. The once a week format was proving to be a little too much we will now share them as they become available. Lot of happenings here at Upper Deck, in particular we just released information on a very cool Father’s Day promotion today on the Upper Deck Blog, check it out: http://upperdeckblog.com/2012/05/whi...year%E2%80%99/
Attached you’ll also find some additional information on Upper Deck’s “Father of the Year” program.
Here are some other cool stories you have missed recently from the Upper Deck Blog:
Brag Photo: This Memorial Day Weekend Upper Deck Unveils a Tribute to American Military Machines – Just in time for Memorial Day, UD shares images of the new “Military Machines” insert set in 2012 Goodwin Champions.
Which Pittsburgh Kid will be Named Upper Deck’s 2012 NHL Draft Runner? – One lucky kid in Pittsburgh will be selected as UD’s NHL Draft Runner, check out what that entails!
Featured Retailer: New York’s Card Shack Celebrates 25 Years in the Hobby! – Can a high-school student run a card shop? This one did and he’s still going strong 25 years later!
Brag Photo: 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Cards Continue to Arrive – We stole a little thunder from the recent NFL Rookie Premiere by showing off some new 2011 Exquisite Football card images!
Brag Photo: Upper Deck’s College Mascot Patch Card Complete Set – Upper Deck Football has an insert set that has collectors buzzing, take a look at the entire set!
Special Agent Phil Coulson’s Vintage Captain America Trading Cards – While Agent Coulson may have dies in The Avengers, his spirit and love for Captain America trading cards lives on.
Some dates have shifted with regard to new releases, mostly on the NHL side as we make a push to get more live autograph content in packs. Here’s the latest calendar:
2012 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings II – 6/5/12
2012 SPx Football - 6/19/12
2011-12 NHL SP Authentic - 6/30/12
2012 Upper Deck Soccer - 6/26/12
2012 SP Authentic Golf - 7/10/12
2012 All-Time Greats Sports Edition - 7/10/12
2012 SP Authentic Golf – 7/24/12
2012 Fleer Retro Basketball - 7/31/12
2011-12 NHL Ultimate Collection - 7/31/12
2012 Goodwin Champions - 8/14/12
2012-13 NHL O-Pee-Chee - 8/14/12
2012 All-Time Greats Sports Edition - 8/21/12
And it wouldn’t be a very good update without some cool new images from upcoming sets. Take a look at some previously unreleased images just for UD insiders.
First up are five of the Upper Deck 2012 Goodwin Champions Military Machines insert cards that have not been previously shared. Then we have a very nice selection of sketch cards from 2012 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings II which is scheduled to come out next week. Worthy of note on these cards is the fact that any of the puzzles will all be packaged in one pack so if you open the right packs, you are quite the sketch card puzzle. Last up are some images from 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Sports Edition. You’ve got the complete BIRD nameplate along with new images of Kelly Slater and Richard Petty who do not sign very often.
That’s all for this time. Thanks for all your support Insiders!
Sports Marketing & Social Media Manager
The Upper Deck Company