Calling All Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Fans; Finally a Trading Card Set Just For You!
Posted On 28 Jun 2013 / 4 Comments
Do you bleed blue and gold? Is “Rudy” one of your all-time favorite movies? Do you hit a “PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION TODAY” sign when you leave the house each day? Do you love leprechauns? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will be thrilled with the new college football trading card product coming out July 2, 2013. Through Upper Deck’s exclusive agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company, the trading card company will be producing a standalone trading card product commemorating the rich history of the Notre Dame Football program.
"On the road we're somebody else's guests - and we play in a way that they're not going to forget we visited them." - Knute Rockne
"Rock, sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper." - George Gipp
Notre Dame has won 11 National Titles and has produced seven Heisman Trophy winners. Each pack will be loaded with prominent alumni like Joe Montana, Paul Hornung, Joe Theismann, Ricky Watters, Lou Holtz, Jerome Bettis, and Rudy Ruettiger and more!
The 100-card base set will include 93 different players dating back to the 1910’s along with “Golden Dome Glory Days” cards that highlight historic moments in the program’s history. Additionally, themed inserts such as NCAA All-Americans, National Champions and All-Time Alumni comprise another 100 cards for ND fans to collect.
"It was my first dream in my life, was to go to Notre Dame." - Joe Montana
This is the most comprehensive University of Notre Dame Footballset ever assembled. Each hobby box will contain one autograph card from a Notre Dame great, and two special light F/X Notre Dame Icons inserts! Every box is loaded with 192 cards Fighting Irish legends (24 packs with 8 cards per pack)!
"My dream? It's to knock the quarterback's head off, then watch it go rolling down the field." - Chris Zorich
This will be the first time ever that some of these Fighting Irish legends have been featured on a trading card or have an autograph trading card in the market. Autograph loves will be able to seek out single autograph cards that parallel the base set as well as rare dual autograph cards (numbered to 10 copies or less) and triple autograph cards (numbered to 3 copies). Some of these limited cards are sure to become the centerpiece of any Notre Dame fan’s collection.
Upper Deck has a special treat for those who purchase the University of Notre Dame Football retail blaster boxes! Fans can find one replica championship pennant per blaster box, highlighting one of the 11 National Championships the University of Notre Dame has won. Collect all 11 from the years 1924, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1988.
“I got the humility from Mom and Dad. But when I was here, coach (Lou Holtz) pounded it in; made sure it didn't leave. It was never about me, it was always about the team.” - Jerome Bettis
"They say a tie is like kissing your sister. I guess that is better than kissing your brother." - Lou Holtz
"When I refer to the challenge, it’s strictly getting to that high bar that’s been set at Notre Dame." - Brian Kelly
"There is a different look in the eyes of the players and the fans. They see something. Notre Dame is back." - Bob Golic
But how do you get your hands on your Upper Deck University of Notre Dame Football boxes? You can order through Upper Deck’s online story today or purchase through your local Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer or Authorized Internet Retailer.