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It’s Throwback Thursday so let’s go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with a fun giveaway. The College Football season has been intense, especially in the SEC; Auburn Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels face off against each other this weekend and it is a crucial game for both teams. After the Rebels upset Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tigers fell to Mississippi State Bulldogs Ole Miss is looking like the favorite going into the weekend. So let’s put up a throwback card of a memorable Ole Miss player, non-other than Kentrell Lockett, and see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card! Please share your comical caption to this card for your opportunity to score 10 packs of 2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats Football Cards!

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  1. You can only submit one comment per email address so think about it before you post.
  2. Comments are moderated so keep them clean and in good taste as we have a lot of youngsters on these pages. Comments deemed inappropriate will not be posted or eligible to score card set(s).
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  4. You have until Friday morning, October 31st at 8:00 a.m. PT to post your caption before this promotion is closed.
  5. Upper Deck will review the captions posted and select one (1) fan who most skillfully share a comical comment to coincide with this card.
  6. Only the customer selected to receive the card set will be contacted via email, so please make sure to provide an accurate email address when you leave your comment.
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Upper Deck has produced a variety of football products over the years dedicated to the pro and college game and sometimes even focused on one program in particular. When 2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats Football arrives in stores however, it will mark the first time an entire football conference is the featured subject of a trading card release.

Through Upper Deck’s exclusive agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company, the new Conference Greats Football set will “Wow” fans in the southeast and beyond with cool memorabilia cards, autograph cards and unique manufactured patch cards. Recently we were on hand to run quality testing and we were able to get some live images of the product. Take a look and get ready for a very special set featuring the stars of Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

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Probably the coolest Frank Thomas card we have ever done to the right.

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Sweet autograph blow-up box topper cards also have an autographed parallel version!

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Plenty of Johnny Football content to chase!

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Stunning patch cards available as well!

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Collect the base, pewter, copper, black and autograph parallel cards!

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Also up for grabs are incredible dual signed autograph cards!

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When Canadians think of trading cards, Upper Deck wants to be the first brand that comes to mind. This is why Upper Deck was so excited to secure an exclusive deal with the Canadian Football League this year. And now that the product is coming off the production line, we wanted to give CFL fans a look at what they can expect from the release:

Great Photography

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Getting moving photography that captures the moment has been key to Upper Deck’s success over the years!

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Look for great imagery of your favorite CFL stars in Upper Deck’s new release!

Quality Card Stock & Anti-Counterfeit Hologram

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Cards will be produced on premium white card stock just like the Upper Deck NHL releases. Cards will also have color photography on both sides. Most importantly, UD CFL cards will include an anti-counterfeit hologram!

A Set Within A Set!

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Collect a set within a set with the O-Pee-Chee insert cards found randomly inserted into packs. The O-Pee-Chee brand has tons of heritage in Canada and you can get two sets for the price of one!

Game-Jersey Cards

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Game-Worn memorabilia cards make their way to CFL releases, don’t miss them!

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Take home a piece of the game from your favorite CFL players and teams!

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Look for rare game-worn patch variation cards as well!

Rookie Cards

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Grab rookie cards from players making their first appearance in the CFL!

Autograph Cards

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Find rare authentic autograph cards from CFL talents!

Surprises!

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Be on the look out for unannounced content found in 2014 Upper Deck CFL packs!

Don’t miss 2014 Upper Deck CFL cards when they arrive in stores on October 8! You will also be able to get them from Upper Deck’s online store at www.upperdeckstore.com.

 

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Most businesses don’t make it through their first year, let alone 25. At Upper Deck we felt it was important to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary with a variety of fun promotions, activations at trade shows and of course, with trading cards. Upper Deck partnered with our Authorized Distributor network to create and distribute this limited-edition anniversary set featuring athletes from a variety of sports.

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The cards are designed in the style of the famous 1989 Upper Deck Baseball set and consists of 110 base cards, 40 rookies and a bevy of amazing inserts. Each pack contains five cards with one being a rookie card.

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When it comes to the inserts however, that’s where things get exciting. There are autograph parallels and one-of-one printing plate parallels of the entire set.

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The double and triple autographs are city themed so you can find cards of players from different sports who achieved greatness playing in the same regions.

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The most buzz however seems to be around the Silver Celebration parallel set numbered to 250 copies. The first ten collectors who complete that set will be put into a draft where they can select one of ten incredible dual cut autograph cards featuring current Upper Deck spokesman along with deceased greats. Fans who complete that set should reach out to Upper Deck’s Marketing Team at upperdeckmarketing@upperdeck.com with a photograph of their completed set. UD will provide details on how they can submit their completed set for validation from there. Completed sets will be returned after the draft event.

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Collect the entire 150-card set numbered to 250 copies for your opportunity to score an incredible dual autograph cut card!

Packs were distributed to Upper Deck’s Authorized Distributor network and are being shared with participating hobby shops as a gift with purchase. Collectors should check with their local card shop on the availability of these special 25th Anniversary packs before they are gone!

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We’ve told fans for awhile now that Upper Deck’s USA Football box sets represent an incredible opportunity to own cards of tomorrow’s stars today. Many savvy collectors jumped on them, happy to find cards of highly touted football prospects like Jameis Winston, Kevin Hogan, Imani Cross, T.V. Williams, Anu Solomon, Devin Funchess and more! One USA Football alum who is having an incredibly stellar season thus far is Todd Gurley of the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Upper Deck’s USA Football products are loaded with top football prospects. Upper Deck has produced USA Football sets in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The former track star is coming off a career day against the Tennessee Volunteers with 208 yards and two touchdowns. Many believe Gurley is a front runner currently to win the Heisman trophy which would mean USA Football alumni would win the award in back-to-back years (Jameis Winston won the award last year).

Football prospect collectors can score the first licensed trading cards of Todd Gurley in 2012 Upper Deck USA Football box sets, as well as rare insert cards featuring autographs and game-worn memorabilia. Check out some of the incredible cards that can be discovered in those sets!

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And in case you have never seen Todd Gurley in action, check out this highlight reel from the 2013 season.

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