Archive for October, 2006

Cory Lidle Card to Be Included in Set

Auto Date Monday, October 30th, 2006

Topps had a tough decision when Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle lost his life in an airplane accident over Mahattan.  Lidle’s card was scheduled to be included in the 2006 Topps Updates & Highlights set.  Topps has decided to pull the original card and add a memoriam on the front of the card.  The new card will have a black banner above his name which says “In Memorian 1972-2006″.

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Upper Deck Releases List of Rookie Debut SPs

Auto Date Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Upper Deck has released a list of the shortprinted autographs from Upper Deck Rookie Debut Football.  The set contains 260 cards (100 veteran, 100 base rookie and 60 rookie autograph cards).  The SP’s and quantity released are:

  • 12.jpgA.J. Hawk (200)
  • Brian Calhoun (200)
  • Chad Jackson (200)
  • DeAngelo Williams (25)
  • Jay Cutler (50)
  • Kellen Clemens (200)
  • Laurence Maroney (50)
  • LenDale White (200)
  • Matt Leinart (50)
  • Maurice Drew (300)
  • Maurice Stovall (300)
  • Michael Huff (300)
  • Reggie Bush (25)
  • Santonio Holmes (120)
  • Sinorice Moss (240)
  • Tarvaris Jackson (300)
  • Vernon Davis (100)
  • Vince Young (25)

Since the autographs are part of the regular set, theoretically there can only be a maximum of 25 complete sets.

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Upper Deck’s Debuts First TV Ads

Auto Date Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Upper Deck has unveiled its first series of television ads.  The 15 & 30-second spots will air on Nikelodeon and The Cartoon Network.

In the commercials, five kids are walking across a football field.  The four in front can’t believe it, the kid directly behind them – the one with an ear-to-ear grin – has just traded them the card they wanted for a collection of other cards.  “Can you believe he gave me a Manning autograph for Bush, Leinart and Young?!” says one of the kids in the commercial, holding up his new card featuring the Colts’ All-Pro quarterback.

The protagonist boy with the rookies knows he traded a great card.  But: he got three in return that he can now register online to enter Upper Deck’s “Collect the Rookies, Play with the Rookies” sweepstakes, a contest that sends the winner to the 2007 NFL Players Inc. Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles.  He got more than lucky all of his cards because they can be registered at http://www.upperdeckkids.com/ for a chance to win great prizes.

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Score to Release Football Factory Set

Auto Date Friday, October 6th, 2006

Score has announced that they will release a factory set next week for Score Football.  The first Score Factory set released in 1989 is one of the greatest sets of all time with the rookie cards of Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Chris Carter, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin and others.

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The set has a suggested retail price of $39.99 for the 440 card set.  The set will contain 330 veteran cards, 100 rookies released in packs and an additional 10 cards only available in the factory sets.

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Donruss To Promote Healthy Eating and Lifestyle

Auto Date Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

1.jpgDonruss Playoff is teaming up with Dairy Management Inc. to promote healthy eating and lifestyle for kids.  They are producing 5 trading cards that will be used in a school initiative program.  The cards will be distributed in schools throughout the year and will also be available at the Donruss booth atthe NFL Experience in Miami during Super Bowl week.

The five-card set will contain a 3-A-Day logo using the 2006 Score Football Design.  The five players featured in the set are DeShaun Foster (Carolina), Ronnie Brown (Miami), Allen Rossum (Atlanta), Erron Kinney (Tennessee) and Takeo Spikes (Buffalo).

 

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