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Awesome! (and eww…)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Looks like Upper Deck was tired of letting Topps have a monopoly on “DNA” cards. They will be releasing cut auto/hair sample cards of 10 historical figures in 2008 Legendary Cuts Baseball and 2008 Piece of History Baseball. I must admit these cards look really nice, even if I’m a bit iffy about having 200 year old hair in my cards…

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2008 Topps Co-Signers Baseball: Highlights and Lowlights

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Hey all, sorry for the lack of posts recently. I’ve been out of town for a while and busy with various work related tasks, but things have settled down a bit so I should be posting more regularly again.

2008 Topps Co-Signers Baseball came out a while back, and it didn’t really excite me. I think the story with this product is that the really big hits are super mega awesome, but 95% of the boxes probably won’t get you your value back. Here are a few interesting cards from the set that I managed to dig up:

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Superman wins the Slam Dunk Contest

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Dwight Howard won the Slam Dunk contest over the weekend, bringing some much needed freshness to the contest which has been weak over the last few years. This kid is a MONSTER.

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Of course with the added attention, Dwight Howard cards have seen a bump in price over the weekend. Its no secret that Howard is one of the most talented young players in the NBA, and at the young age of 22, I think his best years are still ahead of him.

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2007 UD Exquisite Rookie Signature Wrapper Redemption

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

If you’ve been busting the new UD Exquisite Rookie Signature Baseball, dig out those old wrappers! Upper Deck has a new wrapper redemption program. Send in your opened foil wrappers for a chance to build your own dual 1/1 or quad 1/1!! Upper Deck will choose seven random winners a week for six weeks and the winners will get to choose almost any player from checklist and build their own dual or quad auto.
Sounds pretty sweet!

Here’s the address to send the wrappers:

The Upper Deck Company
Attn: Exquisite MLB Wrapper Redemption

5909 Sea Otter Place
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Here’s more info about the program from Upper Deck, including information about the product.

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Upper Deck Has New Logo

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Old Logo:
Old Upper Deck Logo

New Logo:
New Upper Deck Logo

I think the new one is ugly… Apparently changing your logo is supposed to imply some sort of modernization, like new and exciting things are happening. I like the classic logos myself, the one’s that I grew up seeing. Well the changes are subtle, so I guess its not that big of a deal. Read about the logo change at Beckett.

Here’s a few other examples of recent (and upcoming) logo changes:
Old NHL LogoNew NHL Logo

Old Seahawks Logo New Seahawks Logo

NFL Logos

Any other recent examples you can think of?

Upper Deck Mystery Dual Cuts Exchange Program

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

2007 Ultimate Collection Baseball, 2007 UD Black Baseball, and 2007 UD Exquisite Rookie Signatures Baseball will contain exchange cards for dual cut autos. Collectors will get to choose which card they want, based on availability. Check out this checklist!!!

  • Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Robert Kennedy & Jimmy Hoffa
  • Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin
  • Albert Einstein & Thomas Edison
  • Roger Maris & Babe Ruth
  • John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh
  • Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
  • Marilyn Monroe & John F. Kennedy
  • Johnny Cash & Elvis Presley
  • Walt Disney & Charles Schultz
  • Winston Churchill & Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Princess Diana & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • P.T. Barnum & Charles Stratton (Tom Thumb)
  • King George V & Queen Elizabeth I
  • William Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • Douglas MacArthur & George S. Patton
  • Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Nelson
  • Robert E. Lee & Ulysses S. Grant
  • Jack Dempsey & Floyd Patterson
  • Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz
  • Al Jolson & George Burns
  • Art Carney & Jackie Gleason

Each card is a 1/1 and they will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you get an exchange card it will direct you to a website where you can see which cards are available and make your choice.

Three exchanges are seeded in Ultimate Collection, and ten are in both UD Black and Exquisite Rookie Signatures.

Upper Deck News Release

Lots of big names! So if you had first choice, which card would you choose? And would you keep the card or sell it, knowing you could probably get several thousand dollars for it?