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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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Art cards have always played a key role in many trading card releases, but Upper Deck has taken them to another level with 2013-14 NHL® Ultimate Collection “Masterpiece” cards. Upper Deck worked with some very talented artists to create hand-painted, one-of-one “Original Masterpiece” cards of athletes that are just incredible. Fans can find them randomly inserted into packs of Ultimate Collection.

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Upper Deck also used the imagery from these cards to create a set called “Signature Masterpieces” which uses the same great artwork for an autograph parallel of these cards. We hope fans enjoy the beautiful set and the release when it comes out this week!

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Fans at Gen Con have been excited about what Upper Deck has in store for them at the show, but there is one thing fans will definitely want to check out as the visit the show; a life-size Alien™ is on display. While it makes for a great photo opportunity for fans, some have been scared to get too close. It helps kick off the pre-release of the new Legendary™ Encounters: An Alien™ Deck Building Game which Upper Deck is debuting at the show!

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Score a photo of the Upper Deck Alien at Gen Con, post it to Twitter and use hashtag #UDAlien!

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Take a selfie with the Upper Deck Alien at Gen Con & score!

So make sure to stop by, take a photo and use the #UDAlien hashtag when you post your photo on Twitter. Who knows, you might just score an Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness mail day!

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In just a few months, Upper Deck will issue the 25th consecutive release of Upper Deck NHL® trading cards. To help celebrate this historic milestone, Upper Deck has a variety of promotions in store for collectors, but we wanted to work with our old friend Tim Carroll to create something special for fans to check out that commemorates this achievement.

While we absolutely hate the idea of anyone defacing or intentionally damaging Upper Deck trading cards, Tim Carroll does it in a way to create a bigger picture and something really amazing. We commissioned Tim to create a mosaic of the famous 1990-91 Upper Deck Wayne Gretzky card from our first NHL® set to help celebrate the anniversary.

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To make things even more interesting, Tim Carroll only used cards from the 1990-91 Upper Deck NHL® release along with 99 Upper Deck Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings cards. Now I have to be honest, I had some reservations about how this would turn out when Tim sent me a preliminary image of where he was at with the piece.

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However, like the true professional he is, he came through with flying colors. Check out the completed piece!

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You can view this piece, his 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. mosaic and watch him work on a new piece for LeBron James at the Upper Deck booth in Cleveland for the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2. Come see him transform regular Upper Deck trading cards into incredible art LIVE!

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Recently Upper Deck announced the company would be issuing the debut of Exquisite Collection Golf cards for 2014 featuring rookie content of standout stars like Michelle Wie, Cheyenne Woods, Graeme McDowell and exclusive Upper Deck spokesman, Rory McIlroy.

Over the last several weeks, Upper Deck has been working to track down golf stars for signing sessions on these cards to secure as much hard-signed content to appear live in the product as possible. All of the players have been very impressed with the quality of the cards, but perhaps none more so than Natalie Gulbis who grew up collecting cards and was blown away by the look of the 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf product. Take a look:

Check out some imagery of Natalie’s cards she signed for inclusion in the set.

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Natalie wasn’t able to convince us to let her keep this card. It will be out in packs for one lucky collector to discover!

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