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They have become two of the best coaches in the nation and it is only fitting that Jim Boeheim and John Beilein find themselves pitted against each other in what is sure to be a very exciting Final Four match-up. Syracuse has the defense and Michigan has the shooters, so this one may come down to coaching.
Upper Deck is the only trading card manufacturer that ponied up to sign both Jim Boeheim and John Beilein to trading card deals. If the winner of this game was going to be determined by demand for those cards, Jim Boeheim and Syracuse would be the big victor over John Beilein and Michigan. While both have impressive coaching resumes, collectors find Boeheim more desirable and Upper Deck has worked hard to provide an impressive line-up of premium autograph cards of the Syracuse head coach.
Also available are some limited dual signed cards with Jim Boeheim and other top college coaches. Take a look at some of these:
John Beilein on the other hand will surely rise to prominence and higher demand with collectors after this impressive run in the tournament. The good thing for Michigan collectors is that there are not a lot of his cards out there right now and they are all reasonably priced. With the Michigan Wolverines on the upswing, now is definitely the time to buy on Beilein.