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Upper Deck had a lot of amazing items on display at the most recent Industry Summit, but the cards that got the greatest response were the 2014-15 NHL® Black Diamond Quad Rookie Gems cards. Collectors have the opportunity to score one of these cards by finding one of 25 exchange cards in packs of the 2014-15 NHL® Black Diamond.
There are a number of factors that make these cards so compelling:
- Each card is a one-of-one card. These are the only copies that exist.
- Every card is incredibly thick with a shadowbox type of display that includes four actual one carat diamonds.
- The cards will only be available through an interactive draft event which means anyone who pulls and redeems one of these cards has the same ability as any other customer to get the first pick in the draft and choose the player they want. Check out the event from last year:
- These cards are so unique and compelling, that they are in HIGH demand with collectors, usually going right into private collections. When they do make an appearance on auction sites, the prices for them are right in line with authentic high-end jewelry. Take a look at these links for two cards:
- What is most compelling is that less than 10 of the 25 cards have been redeemed so far which means there are still plenty more waiting to be discovered in packs of 2014-15 NHL® Black Diamond. Collectors have until April 9, 2015 to get their redemptions entered to participate in the interactive online draft event.
Take a look at the incredible cards available in this event.
Which player would you take first in the draft???
It seems like every season there is a player who is a little bit difficult to get to sit down and sign for trading card companies. For the 2013-14 NHL® season it was Vladimir Tarasenko. Obviously the St. Louis Blues young star has been busy helping his team push for the best record in the Western Conference while taking his game to another level.
Our Athlete Relations team worked very hard to make some headway to get signing sessions with Vladimir and we are happy to report the first one is now in the books. We will have a variety of autograph exchange cards from his rookie season heading out to collectors in the coming weeks. We are pushing for more signing sessions to finish up everything we have outstanding with Vladimir and are optimistic that will happen in the near future. We appreciate fan’s patience while we work to get these cards out and get more signed. In the meantime, take a look at the first Vladimir Tarasenko autograph cards that will be making their way to collector’s doorsteps soon!
As we have shared before, there has always been a passion among collectors for Upper Deck dinosaur trading cards and we expect there to be tremendous interest in the 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs set out this summer. One of the aspects collectors have been curious about are the artist hand-drawn sketch cards in the release. Recently we’ve seen some of these come back and they look incredible. Take a look at some of the miniature works of art you can expect to find in the 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs set.
Single Sketch Cards
Multi-Panel Sketch Cards
There are a variety of reasons why Peter Forsberg is in the Hockey Hall-of-Fame. It wasn’t just his physical style of player or great vision on the ice that set him apart from the rest, he was a winner. He hoisted the Stanley Cup twice during his career and just had an uncanny knack for making the people around him better. He keeps busy today and we get excited when we get the chance to sit down with him for a signing session.
Recently we completed a session with the retired great where he signed some items for upcoming projects, but primarily worked on some outstanding redemptions including these incredible cards from 2013-14 NHL® The Cup. We will be receiving everything in next week, checking for quality, and then packaging them up from there. We thought fans who may be holding these cards would like to see what may be coming their way!
He is the world’s greatest basketball player and he has returned home to Ohio to try to do something he was only able to do in high school there; win championships. All eyes are on LeBron James this year as he works to make his homecoming a joyous one by delivering a title to Cleveland. And Upper Deck remains the exclusive home of LeBron James autograph trading cards and memorabilia.
In an effort to continue to deliver incredible content to our basketball fans, we were able to secure LeBron James authentic game-worn St. Vincent-St. Mary high school jersey. Upper Deck scored the jersey at auction last November and quickly put into plans a way to have it incorporated into the company’s most premium basketball release; 2013-14 Exquisite Collection Basketball.
Some of the most sought after cards in the set each year are the tribute cards to the 2003-04 Exquisite Collection Rookie cards. We thought this would be the perfect home to first use this incredible jersey. There are 35 total cards available and as a special preview for the release we are pleased to show imagery of all the completed signed cards! Don’t miss 2013-14 Exquisite Collection Basketball when it releases this November!