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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. Yesterday was National Signing Day for college football and the SEC scored many of the top prospects, including No.1. Byron Cowart announced on national television that he would play for the Auburn Tigers. Auburn has a long history of legendary athletes, and Cowart hopes to one day be included on that list. One football legend that came out of Auburn was Bo Jackson, so let’s put up a throwback card and see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card! Please share your comical caption to this card for a lucky fan’s opportunity to score 5 packs of 2014 USA Football!

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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. As many of you have probably heard, Jim Harbaugh, is now the head coach of the University of Michigan football team. Formally the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh completed his fourth season as the NFL coach and decided to head back to his alma mater. Harbaugh is arguably one of the best coaches at the collegiate or professional level and it is no secret that Michigan is pleased to have his talents on their side. So let’s put up a throwback card and see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card! Please share your comical caption to this card for a lucky fan’s opportunity to score 5 packs of 2014 SP Authentic Football!

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USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. Recently graduated high-school recruits will represent the United States in the annual International Bowl game against Canada. As the exclusive trading card partner of USA Football, this game gives Upper Deck the opportunity to capture great imagery of these future stars as well as autographs and game-worn memorabilia to use for a trading card set.

What collectors really love about Upper Deck’s annual USA Football trading card product however is the fact it gives them the opportunity to get the first licensed trading cards of prospects who will not have another licensed trading cards until they move on from college and head to the pros. It is the ultimate football prospect collectors trading card set. And with incredible alumni like Jameis Winston, Todd Gurley, Kevin Hogan and many more who have been included in the set previously, it’s easy to see why it is always so popular.

The 2014 product features great names as well with top recruits who are making waves in the college ranks now. Below are some of the key names to watch for as you open packs of 2014 Upper Deck USA Football!

Samaje Perine – RB – Oklahoma

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Justin Jackson – RB – Northwestern

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Greer Martini – LB  – Notre Dame

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Charles Nelson – WR – Oregon

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Saeed Blacknall – WR – Penn State

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Jonathan Hilliman – RB – Boston College

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James Mayden – WR  – Rice

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What makes the product interesting is it also contains content from Team Canada prospects including autograph cards. With the game having a greater international scope, it’s only a matter of time for one of these young stars to make it big!

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Check out some of the other cool content in the product!

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Look for 2014 Upper Deck USA Football in stores now or on Upper Deck’s online store!

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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. It is a big weekend for NFL playoffs and everyone is talking about the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game. Aaron Rodgers and Tony Romo lead arguably two of the NFL’s best offenses- between each team’s running game and experience both look to be unstoppable. If Rodgers’ injuries stay out of the way and Jordy Nelson plays the way we all know he can, Packers will be quite the threat. But, Romo and DeMarco Murray are another dynamic that pose a strong offense against the Packers defense. Guess we will just have to wait and see! So let’s put up a throwback card and see if our fans can come up with some great captions for the card! Please share your comical caption to this card for a lucky fan’s opportunity to score 5 packs of 2014 SP Authentic Football!

 

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When you think of the perfect gift for someone important to you, usually they are not cheap. You know these special people are worth it and they deserve something nice, but it is hard to justify breaking the bank just to show them how much you care. It is at this point that many savvy gift givers join forces with family, friends or co-workers for a group gift!

And if the person you are shopping for is a sports fan, you can likely start and end your search for the perfect gift with Upper Deck Authenticated collectibles available at www.upperdeckstore.com! You can only find authentic autograph collectibles from superstar athletes like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, LeBron James and Rory McIlroy through Upper Deck Authenticated. With incredibly innovative memorabilia items, there are plenty of options for selecting something truly unique that will earn you praise and admiration from the recipient for years to come. And make sure to check out our incredible deals while available!

Be careful when looking for the perfect sports collectibles however as many of them may be forged and that is the last thing you want to get someone you care about. While it is impossible to definitely estimate the percentage of forged memorabilia, most industry experts concede that over half of the autographed memorabilia is forged. Upper Deck Authenticated protects consumers from that threat by witnessing every signature and further protecting fans with our 5-step authentication process.

Here are some tips and tactics for organizing the group that will pool together your funds for the perfect gift based on what type of group you are!

The Office – Going in for a good group gift, you likely won’t want to break the bank, but you do want to show the boss you care. Best bet here is to be the organizer as that will likely get you the most kudos in the end. And if this co-worker or boss loves golf, they are going to love some of our Rory McIlroy autographed memorabilia. Get a dozen co-workers to kick in $40 a piece and you can get some awesome collectibles! Check this out!

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The Dad – Play on the heart strings of any hesitant group gifter for dad. Tell them they can make up to dad for their “Terrible Twos” or the time they told mom he fed them cake for breakfast? There is no quicker way to a father’s heart than with an autographed memorabilia item from Upper Deck Authenticated. And what father wouldn’t want an autographed collectible from an athlete like Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky? Instead of getting him a bunch of ties for Father’s Day or golf clubs for the holidays, why not get him a collectible he will enjoy and admire from one of his greatest sports heroes? The best part is every time he looks at it he will think of the group who gave it to him! Get the family together to pitch in for a stellar item dad will always remember and appreciate!

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The Graduate – They grow up so fast don’t they? And during that process they likely spent a significant amount of time cheering on their favorite sports stars. Give them an item that can be the cornerstone of their fledgling collection, something they can be proud of, a piece they will treasure. There is nobody hotter with the youth of today than the 2-time Olympic gold medalist, 4-time NBA MVP and 2-time NBA champion; LeBron James. Pool your funds together to give your pride and joy a gift that will make all their hard work feel like it was worth it.

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The Futbol Fan – For fans of the beautiful game it can be difficult to find collectibles that show your love for the sport of soccer. Luckily Upper Deck has authentic memorabilia from two of the biggest players on the planet in Lionel Messi and Landon Donovan. We have something for every level of fan in terms of price point.

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The Man Who Has Everything – Many people have a friend or family member who has everything they could want that is a challenge to shop for. When it is time to get them a gift, why not chip in together and get them something truly memorable, something innovative, something like Upper Deck Authenticated’s new autographed Shadowbox memorabilia, signature Breaking Through pieces or signed “Tegata” collectibles.

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Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia makes the perfect gift! Take a look at all the amazing autographed collectibles available at www.upperdeckstore.com.

 

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