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Upper Deck’s annual release of the Goodwin Champions brand is the company’s opportunity to debut some innovative and unique new trading card concepts to fans. The 2013 set that is scheduled to release mid-July will definitely deliver an impressive lineup of new inserts sets the likes of which have never been seen before like new Museum Collection Relics, the Elements and the End of Days insert sets.
One of the most impressive new insert sets found in 2013 Goodwin Champions though is definitely the “Art of the Ages” cards which are each one-of-one, hand-painted replicas of classical art masterpieces. The artists Upper Deck commissioned to create these works of art each autographed the back of the cards as well. There will be close to 300 different cards available from such legends as Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and many more.
We received the cards in house recently and the building was buzzing as staff tried to take a gander at these one-of-a-kind masterpieces that truly are a much different take on a traditional artist sketch card. The attention to detail on a canvas just 2 ½” x 3 ½” is amazing to behold and it is likely collectors lucky enough to pull one of these cards will feel like they belong in a museum. Enjoy a small assortment of live scans of the “Art of the Ages” cards that can be found in 2013 Goodwin Champions.
Last month we shared the story of Doc Jacobs and how Upper Deck made his dream come true by creating a baseball card of him to appear in 2013 Goodwin Champions. The product is set to arrive in stores just after the 4th of July holiday. The cards have been produced and today we had Doc Jacobs visit Upper Deck Headquarters to sign 100 of these cards to appear in the product. Take a look as Doc signs his first-ever trading card:
Upper Deck’s Athlete Relations team has been busy conducting signings with football stars this off-season for the company’s highly anticipated 2012 Exquisite Collection Football product set slated to arrive in hobby shops at the end of June. The hard work has been paying off as more and more high-end autograph content has been coming in each day which is sure to have football fans fired up as they crack tins of this product. Take a look at a few new cards we have recently received in and some images from signing sessions with a variety of athletes.
Recently Upper Deck shared details on how the company had received approval to create an actual 5×7 version of Jack Hoffman’s Star Rookie card. The card has now moved forward with production and is currently available for pre-sale with all proceeds going to the Team Jack Foundation. Click HERE to pick up your inspirational Jack Hoffman card today with ALL proceeds going to the Team Jack Foundation!
And very recently we received approval for the card back of Jack’s first-ever trading card from Nebraska. It includes text written by Jack about his memorable run and so much more. Enjoy this exclusive first look of the card back.
Fans seemed to be pretty excited about the additional content set to be delivered in 2012-13 NHL SP Authentic in the way of SPx and Upper Deck update cards. But in reality it is really the SP Authentic elements that will make the product a big hit with collectors. Take the autograph patch cards for example. Recently we caught up with Wayne Gretzky at the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas and had his sign these beautiful cards from the set. These will be live in packs and should be a big draw for collectors, enjoy this sneak peek.