Another week has flown by, and it’s that time again! It’s Throwback Thursday! So let us go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with yet another exciting giveaway. We thought we would take this opportunity to highlight this epic LeBron James Rookie Card and throw it back to the start of his NBA career in Cleveland in 2003.

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Now let’s see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card! Please share your comical caption to this card for your opportunity to score a complete 2014 NSCC exclusive card set! Because of all of the amazing participation the past few weeks, we wanted to reward the creativity of the fans and give away more prizes. So this week there will be 4 winners!

Important Promotion Guidelines:

  1. You can only submit one comment per email address so think about it before you post.
  2. Comments are moderated so keep them clean and in good taste as we have a lot of youngsters on these pages. Comments deemed inappropriate will not be posted or eligible to score card set(s).
  3. Make sure to review other caption before you post. If you have the same comment as someone else or make slight improvements to it, the credit will go to the first person who posted the comment.
  4. You have until Friday morning, September 5th at 8:00 a.m. PT to post your caption before this promotion is closed.
  5. Upper Deck will review the captions posted and select four (4) fans who most skillfully share a comical comment to coincide with this card.
  6. Only the customers selected to receive the card set will be contacted via email, so please make sure to provide an accurate email address when you leave your comment.
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While most fans know Michael Jordan for what he did on the basketball court, other have grown to know him for what he does on the golf course. Trust and believe he brings that same competitive drive to the game of golf. Take for example the time a fan bet him in Lake Tahoe that he couldn’t hit the green, and of course, Michael was able to come through in the clutch.

As a spokesman for Upper Deck, Michael Jordan has autograph memorabilia and trading cards from his basketball career, but he also has some content included in Upper Deck golf sets. The company brought back golf cards in 2014 and fans have loved releases like 2014 SP Authentic Golf, 2014 SP Game-Used Golf and 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf because there is the opportunity to find some Michael Jordan content in packs. Recently we were able to conduct a signing session with Michael where he signed some truly incredible golf combo cards from the Exquisite Collection Golf set, take a look!

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It’s Throwback Thursday again folks! So it’s time to go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with a fun giveaway. All of us here at Upper Deck are getting pumped up for the start of 2014 college football season, which is fast approaching! As we anticipate the upcoming release of Upper Deck’s Conference Greats Football Cards, we decided to throw it back to 1973 with a Woodrow Lowe National Champions Card. Alabama has their first game of the season on Saturday, August 30th against the West Virginia Mountaineers! Roll Tide!

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Now let’s see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card. Please share your comical caption to this card for your opportunity to score 10 packs of 2013 SP Authentic Football!

 

Important Promotion Guidelines:

  1. You can only submit one comment per email address so think about it before you post.
  2. Comments are moderated so keep them clean and in good taste as we have a lot of youngsters on these pages. Comments deemed inappropriate will not be posted or eligible to score card set(s).
  3. Make sure to review other caption before you post. If you have the same comment as someone else or make slight improvements to it, the credit will go to the first person who posted the comment.
  4. You have until Friday morning, August 29th at 8:00 a.m. PT to post your caption before this promotion is closed.
  5. Upper Deck will review the captions posted and select one (1) fan who most skillfully share a comical comment to coincide with this card.
  6. Only the customer selected to receive the card set will be contacted via email, so please make sure to provide an accurate email address when you leave your comment.
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For the last two years the only thing that has been more popular than collecting the new set of NHL® O-Pee-Chee is collecting hobby wrappers from the product. Fans have taken those wrappers to their local card shop to have them send in for special red bordered bonus packs. The only problem was that last season, there was so much demand for these packs, we ran out quicker than anticipated. We have worked to make sure we have a solid inventory this season and the program should be awesome.

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A special red-bordered version of the entire 600-card set and a unique 50-card O-Pee-Chee Mini Tall Boys set will be available for collectors to claim through a wrapper redemption program. Here is how it works:

  1. Purchase HOBBY packs of 2014-15 NHL® O-Pee-Chee and collect the empty HOBBY wrappers.
  2. Submit groups of 50 HOBBY wrappers from 2014-15 NHL® O-Pee-Chee to an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer (CDD) in Canada.
  3. The CDD will send in groups of 50 HOBBY wrappers for their customers to Upper Deck’s Canadian Fulfillment Center. Shipping information will be provided directly to Upper Deck’s network of Certified Diamond Dealers in Canada.
  4. Upper Deck will send one six-card pack for every 50 HOBBY wrappers received consisting of five red-bordered O-Pee-Chee parallel cards and one O-Pee-Chee Mini Tall Boy card.
  5. CDD will contact their customers to come pick up their packs when they arrive back at the shop.

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The promotion will only be available through Upper Deck’s network of Certified Diamond Dealers in Canada. The promotion is available while supplies last and once inventory is depleted, the promotion is over. There are no charges tied to receiving these packs from Upper Deck although some shops may request a nominal shipping and handling fee to send the wrappers in to Upper Deck’s Canadian Fulfillment Center.

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Recently at the 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase we were able to spend some time with a variety of NHL® prospects and it was incredibly interesting to see how all the different players interact with Upper Deck Hockey cards. Much like normal collectors, they all have different things they look for and enjoy from opening up trading card packs.

Jacob de la Rose, a second-round pick for the Montreal Canadiens enjoyed putting together a Swedish dream team from his packs as he hails from Sweden and played in the Swedish Elite League.

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Jacob de la Rose loves to collect the Swedes!

Also fans of finding players from their home country were Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andrei Vasilevskii who are both from Russia. They were excited to get players like Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov & Andrei Vasilevskii like to collect Russian stars.

And then there were actual players who grew up collecting like Max Domi and Curtis Lazar. Obviously Max inherited a lot of cards as a youngster from his dad Tie who played in the NHL® for a number of years. Curtis on the other hand enjoyed collecting with his little brother and the two still have a pretty large collection today.

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Max Domi has been collecting since his dad Tie was in the league.

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Collecting Upper Deck Hockey cards was a family affair for Curtis Lazar as he collected with his brother growing up.

Our favorite interaction between NHL® prospects and hockey cards came on the last night of the event. We were at a cool billiards club, but some of the guys wanted to do something a little different. Joey Hishon came up with the ideal to open packs and put together your best line. They opened about 8 packs each before having their lines judged. We asked Joey, “Who gets to judge who as the best line?”

Joey Hishon responded with a smile, “I do. I’m the oldest.”

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Joey Hishon came up with a fun game to play with Upper Deck Hockey cards.

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Greg McKegg and other took part in trying to build the best line from packs of new Upper Deck Hockey cards.

Joey did judge fair and he was not the winner. Here’s a look at the winning line, this would have been an amazing group to see on the ice together.

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Brodeur in goal. Orr & Doughty on D. Bobby and Brett Hull on the wings with Wayne Gretzky at Center. What a line that would be!

Just like collectors have different tastes in how they choose to experience Upper Deck Hockey cards, it appears that so do NHL® rookies. One thing everyone can agree upon though, Upper Deck Hockey cards can be a lot of fun!

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