Fun Facts on Upper Deck’s All-Time Greats Master Collection
Posted On 10 Feb 2016 / 0 Comment
For years nobody has set the bar higher when it comes to delivering the ultimate trading card experience than Upper Deck. When word got out about the company releasing the All-Time Greats Master Collectionthere was a lot of excitement and even some speculation. What could come in a $15,000 box of trading cards?
As boxes were opened, those questions were answered. Take a look as Upper Deck’s director of product development Grant Sandground takes a look at a set.
We wanted to take a brief look at some of the fun facts about what it took to bring this set together:
The sealed set weighs in at 24.3 pounds.
This is the first time there has ever been six diamonds embedded in a trading card.*
This will be the only core set with autographs of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus for the year.
The redemption cards in this set are incredible to say the least, but this is certainly the first time a motorcycle has been offered in a set of trading cards.
Outside of the incredible memorabilia items, there are zero redemption cards for autograph cards. All autograph content is live in packs and is hard-signed.
There are over 200 original hand-painted trading cards in the set which are all signed not only by the athlete, but also by the artist.
Upper Deck began working on this project in February of 2014. It took close to two years to bring to life!
Upper Deck used approximately 100 pens in creating this product for just 25 athletes signing.
Two athletes used different inks on some of their cards. Nolan Ryan signed the silver autograph parallels in blue ink for card 15/20. Emmitt Smith signed the 20 Clear Spectrum autographs parallels in gold ink.