Upper Deck Sponsors NHL Giveaway

Auto Date Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Upper Deck and the NHL have created Upper Deck Hockey Card Night.  Upper Deck will supply each of the 28 participating teams with 10,000 team packs.  The first 10,000 fans in each city to attend a game on the designated night will receive a complimentary team pack.

This is part of Upper Deck’s Lucky Shot hockey promotional campaign which includes television, print and online advertising. 

Giveaway Nights

Minnesota Wild – January 26
Phoenix Coyotes – February 1
Carolina Hurricanes – February 3
San Jose Sharks – February 3
St. Louis Blues – February 3
Washington Capitals – February 4
Atlanta Thrashers – February 6
Nashville Predators – February 8
Florida Panthers – February 10
Vancouver February 10
Boston Bruins – February 10
Columbus Blue Jackets – February 11
Edmonton Oilers – February 11
Detroit Red Wings – February 11
Toronto Maple Leafs – February 13
Buffalo Sabres – February 17
Calgary Flames – February 17
New York Islanders – February 17
Pittsburgh Penguins – February 18
Colorado Avalanche – February 22
Philadelphia Flyers – February 24
Ottawa Senators – February 24
Los Angeles Kings – February 24
New Jersey Devils – February 24
Tampa Bay Lightning – February 25
Chicago Blackhawks – February 25
Dallas Stars – February 25
Anaheim Ducks – TBD

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Cal Ripken Jr. Joins Upper Deck as Spokesman

Auto Date Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Cal Ripken Jr. has signed an exclusive trading card and autograph deal with trading card powerhouse Upper Deck.  He will be included in upcoming Upper Deck sets and on packaging.

“I am excited to be part of another great team dedicated to providing collectors with the best quality collectible card items in the marketplace,” said Cal Ripken, Jr., first time eligible Baseball Hall of Fame inductee. “Upper Deck is well-known for being the leader in the collectibles industry, and I know that this is going to be a great relationship.”

Ripken, most known for holding the all-time consecutive records game streak at 2632 games, will most likely be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

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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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New Redemption Promotion Announced by Upper Deck

Auto Date Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Upper Deck has announced a new redemption promotion that will be distributed throughout the following Upper Deck and Fleer NBA products:

  • Upper Deck Rookie Debut (2 per case)
  • Upper Deck Reflections (3 per case)
  • Fleer Ultra (2 per case)
  • Upper Deck Ovation (4 per case)
  • Upper Deck Hardcourt (20 per case = 1 per box)

The redemption product will be called UD Black.  Each pack will have one of the following:

  • UD Black Memorabilia Card (#’d to 99 or less)
  • UD Black Autograph Card (#’d to 99 or less)
  • Product voucher for an Upper Deck Authenticated Item
  • Chance to attend the exclusive Michael Jordan’s Flight School
  • $1000 Upper Deck Shopping Spree
  • Upper Deck Experience (includes airfare and accomdations for 3 Days/2 Nights)
  • A Trip to the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot including airfare and accommodations
  • Diamond Club Membership

From Upper Deck: “Never before has a basketball set been produced in which every card in the set is either an autograph card or a memorabilia card… Until Now.”

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Upper Deck Legends Football Auto SP’s

Auto Date Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Upper Deck has released a list of the short printed autograph cards:

  • 1.jpgTroy Aikman
  • Len Dawson
  • John Elway
  • Doug Flutie
  • Dan Fouts
  • L.C. Greenwood
  • Bob Griese
  • Franco Harris
  • Jim Kelly
  • Dan Marino
  • Don Maynard
  • Barry Sanders
  • Gale Sayers
  • Ken Stabler
  • Roger Staubach
  • Fran Tarkenton
  • Herschel Walker
  • Steve Young

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2006 Upper Deck Football Delayed

Auto Date Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

2006 Upper Deck Football which was originally scheduled for release on August 3rd has been pushed back until August 16th.

The 2006 set will consist of

200 Regular Cards
50 Star Rookies (Inserted 1 per pack)
25 Shortprinted Rookie
There will be many numbered parallels as well as the always popular Football Heroes inserts featuring Joe Theismann and Roger Staubach.

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