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It’s an amazing time to be a collector of Upper Deck golf cards as 2014 is considered the rookie season for some huge golf stars like Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Graeme McDowell and Cheyenne Woods. We have seen a tremendous response to the 2014 SP Authentic Golf product already. And with golf’s major season getting underway, we thought it was the perfect time to give fans a sneak preview of some of the upcoming 2014 SP Game-Used Golf cards they will want to add to their collections.

New to the 2014 SP Game-Used Golf product this season are the Leaderboard Lettermarks Autograph cards which give fans a fun way to put together a full signed nameplate from one of their favorite golfers. The cards are absolutely stunning. Take a look at some that will be packed out into the product!

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By now most collectors know it is a special year to collect NHL® cards with Upper Deck’s Double Rookie Class in full effect for 2013-14 hockey releases. Savvy collectors also know that now is the time of year where more serious hockey products begin to make their way to the market and a product that has been getting more and more buzz is the 2013-14 NHL® Fleer Showcase release. Recently we shared some preview images which really got fans excited, but the key drive to the product is the rookie autograph patch cards.

Falling at one per box on average with two levels of rarity, the rookie autograph patch cards will be high in demand with collectors and should provide a lot of fun chase with some many awesome patches used in the product. Take a look at some live images of rookie autograph patch cards in the product from the product pack out!

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The Fleer brand has tons of heritage to fall back on and so much in terms of compelling content to draw from. Adding in some Upper Deck innovation and design elements and you are sure to get a very cool box opening experience. Such is the case for 2013-14 NHL® Fleer Showcase. It is a product that not a lot of people know what to expect from it, but as you will see from this gallery of inserts, you should expect greatness.

Below are some live images of insert cards about to be packed out from our production center. For a full gallery, check out the product previews on Upper Deck’s Facebook page.

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And then we went ahead and did this!

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People often ask me, “What is the next big thing for trading cards?” It is incredibly difficult to constantly innovate a 2 ½” x 3 ½” piece of card stock, but time and time again Upper Deck has done it. We were founded on making a better trading card and that drive continues here today. So as we brainstormed, “What is the next big thing for Black Diamond Hockey?” we had a couple ideas that we put into place.

The first thing we looked at was creating a super-premium, high-end driver for the set which we have done with the “Quad Diamond Rookie Gems Relics” trading cards. Now diamond cards have been tried before, but collectors have been, “ho-hum” about them as they have either contained small pieces of glass or even smaller diamonds. Long story short these cards were not much to look at and were all too readily available. They were not special.

Upper Deck’s “Quad Diamond Rookie Gems Relics” cards were recently completed and suffice it to say, they are absolutely gorgeous with four huge one karat diamonds embedded in the trading card. They look like something that you would see in the men’s section of a really cool Tiffany’s. I was surprised we didn’t have a security guard watching over them. We debuted them at the 2014 Las Vegas Industry Summit and shop owners were in awe of the quality and beauty of these cards.

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The second thing we wanted to innovate was how we deliver these cards to our fans. Obviously given the fact these cards are incredibly thick, they would stick out like a sore thumb in a pack of trading cards so we had to use redemption cards for them. We felt however the redemption process has gotten a little tired and lazy so we wanted to create a different way of delivering these cards to our fans. We came up with the Diamond Draft. We ran the event the day before the NHL® Draft Lottery LIVE on Breakers TV where fans watched it all go down. Customers lucky enough to pull and register these cards were entered into a ping pong ball lottery event. We pulled their names from the lottery ball device and called them LIVE to see which player they would take in the Diamond Draft. Take a look at how it all went down:

Collectors who pull one of these redemptions can still score one of the diamond cards, only it would be at random from the remaining inventory. The purpose of the draft was to give collectors an opportunity to experience the product and scout which players they would want to select after a full hockey season.

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Fans who pull these cards after the event will receive a random card from the remaining stock.

 

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Tomas Hertl TAKEN

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Elias Lindholm Carolina

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Nathan MacKinnon TAKEN

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Morgan Rielly TAKEN

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Brendan Gallagher TAKEN

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Cory Conacher Ottawa

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Justin Schultz Edmonton

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Mikael Granlund Minnesota

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Vladimir Tarasenko TAKEN

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Zemgus Girgensons Buffalo

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Alex Galchenyuk TAKEN

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Jonathan Huberdeau TAKEN

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Jonas Brodin Minnesota

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J.T. Miller New York

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Dougie Hamilton Boston

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Boone Jenner Columbus

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Tyler Toffoli Los Angeles

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Aleksander Barkov TAKEN

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Rasmus Ristolainen Buffalo

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Ryan Murray Columbus

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Valeri Nichushkin TAKEN

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Mikhail Grigorenko Buffalo

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Jacob Trouba Winnipeg

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Sean Monahan TAKEN

 

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Upper Deck has two solid basketball releases planned to hit store shelves in the heart of March Madness. As the exclusive home for collegiate licensed trading cards, Upper Deck is excited to deliver to premium hoops releases to stores when basketball is top of mind with collectors. And as the exclusive home to autograph trading cards from Michael Jordan and LeBron James, fans can expect to find some thrills when they are lucky enough to open a pack and find an autograph from one of those greats.

Recently we were able to get packout images from 2013-14 UD Black Basketball and 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball. These are just some of the cards we found during our product checks. Enjoy!

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