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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.
A variety of marketing staff at Upper Deck spent the majority of today pouring through the nominations received thus far for the company’s 2013 Father of the Year promotion. We have been blown away by the quality of the responses and how many great deserving dads there are out there worthy of the title and all the goodies that go along with it.
That being said, there is still time to get your submissions in if you haven’t already. In fact, you have through this weekend (including Father’s Day) to get your nomination in. With two new Upper Deck products releasing today in 2013 SPx Football and 2012-13 NHL SP Authentic, it is a great time to grab some packs to break with Dad on his special day. Find our how you can take part in Upper Deck’s Father of the Year promotion!
And since it is U.S. Open week, we thought we would share some of the leaders in the clubhouse for this promotion thus far. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order:
Your Dad always wanted a signed Michael Jordan collectible, but instead he made sure you had a bounce house on your birthday. He saved up for it, but then you needed braces. He got closer to getting it, but instead helped you out with your first car. He thought he was close again, but then came your college. And when he was just about to do something for himself, your Dad helped you out with your wedding and down payment for your first home. This Father’s Day it is time to give back to Dad with the World’s Greatest Memorabilia exclusively from Upper Deck Authenticated.
And now really is the time to place that order on www.upperdeckstore.com as you can get up to $800 cash back on your orders at checkout. You can order a gift that will instantly make you the favorite with Dad on your own or bring the group together to split the costs and get him something he really wants this Father’s Day. There is still time to have an amazing collectible delivered for the big day! To guarantee delivery by Father’s Day you can ship 3-Day on orders placed by midnight on June 10, ship 2-Day on orders placed by midnight on June 11 and Next Day on orders placed by midnight on June 12.
These collectibles won’t just bring him closer to the sports and players he loves, they will bring him closer to you. He will think about you every time he admires the piece you select. And you have the piece of mind from working with Upper Deck Authenticated that your Dad is getting the real thing as we witness every signing!
You grew up hearing him talk about Bobby Orr and “The Goal.”
He convinced mom it was a good idea to get the pay-per-view fight where Mike Tyson scored one of his 44 knockouts and you fell in love with boxing by his side.
He told you not to walk in front of the television when Michael Jordan made that memorable shot with the Bulls against the Jazz that still gives you goose bumps to see replays of today.
He told you to be quiet when Tiger Woods prepared to chip on 16 and after it went in the hole you were both anything but quiet.
He made you stand in the living room when national anthem played as LeBron James was awarded his second gold medal with Team USA.
You both still argue over how many majors Rory McIlroy will finish his career with after he won his first major at the 2011 U.S. Open.
And you both cheer for Landon Donovan and the Stars and Stripes in the Olympics every four years.
Sports have brought your closer together. Show Dad you appreciate that bond by having him unwrap a sports collectible he will treasure forever this Father’s Day. Time is running out, place your order today!
Upper Deck runs a variety of kid-focused programs throughout the year, but by far one of our favorites is the annual NHL Draft Runner Promotion. Upper Deck partners with the NHL to deliver an amazing experience to one special kid aged 10-13 around the NHL Draft and this season is no different!
One lucky 10-13 year old hockey fan can earn the opportunity to become Upper Deck’s 2013 NHL Draft Runner working for the team with the #1 pick; the Colorado Avalanche. The youngster selected will work directly with the NHL during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday, June 30. It is an experience where they will get to go behind the scenes at one of the most important NHL events of the year. For Sal Cerilli, Upper Deck’s last NHL Draft Runner, it was an experience he will remember forever!
To take part in this promotion, all you need to do is visit a participating Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer, purchase five packs of 2012-13 NHL Upper Deck product and submit an essay (3-6 paragraphs, one page max) as to why you should be the 2013 Upper Deck NHL Draft Runner OR the purchaser can submit an essay nominating a 10-13 year old hockey fan. All essays need to be submitted to the following retail partners after purchasing the specified 2012-13 NHL Upper Deck packs:
New York Shops
|CHAMELEON COMICS & CARDS||3 MAIDEN LANE||NEW YORK, NY10038||(212) 587-3411|
|STATEN ISLAND SPORTSCARDS||27 SEGUINE AVE||S.I., NY10309||(718) 967-7171|
New Jersey Shops
|AMAZING HEROES||966 STUYVESANT AVE||UNION, NJ07083||(908) 687-4338|
|ATTACK OF THE BB CARDS||60 MILLTOWN RD||UNION, NJ07083||(908) 687-8107|
|EAST COAST CONNECTION||288 RIDGE RD||LYNDHURST, NJ07071||(201) 438-4327|
|MR D’S SPORT CARDS||739 HIGHWAY 18 S||E BRUNSWICK, NJ08816||(732) 257-5447|
|THE HOBBY SHOP||1077 C STATE HWY 34||ABERDEEN, NJ07747||(732) 583-0505|
|THE TOY MAN||278 SPARTA AVE||SPARTA, NJ07871||(973) 729-4023|
Colorado Shops (Collectors participating in Colorado would be responsible for their travel)
|BILL’S SPORTS COLLECTIBLES||2335 S. BROADWAY||DENVER, CO80210||(303) 733-4879|
|MIKE’S STADIUM SPORTS CARDS||4022 S PARKER RD||AURORA, CO80014||(303) 699-9808|
All essays need to be received in by these locations by no later than Friday, June 14, 2012. Upper Deck will select one winner who best embodies the spirit of a true hockey fan to serve as the 2013 Upper Deck NHL Draft Runner. Five runners-up will receive a box of 2012-13 Upper Deck NHL Black Diamond. Upper Deck is excited to provide this once-in-a-lifetime experience to a young collector. Good luck to all those who participate!
Upper Deck has been sharing a lot of great details about why now is the time to collect Upper Deck hockey cards with the 2013-14 NHL Double Rookie Class coming. To date collectors really haven’t seen much with regard to what products to expect and when from Upper Deck however. With so much interest around these 2013-14 NHL rookies, we wanted to pull back the curtain and share some of the first products of the year and what fans can expect from them.
The fun begins in July, 2013 when Upper Deck will announce the checklist for the 2012-13 NHL Artifacts and 2012-13 NHL Upper Deck Series One rookie redemption cards. These cards are currently scheduled to begin shipping that month as well! Collectors can expect to receive top rookie players who skated during the 2013 NHL season with these popular prospect cards!
Collectors can begin to see LIVE rookie content from those same rookies in packs with Upper Deck’s 2013-14 NHL releases beginning in July, 2013. Here is a snapshot of products to be on the lookout for as one of the most anticipated trading card seasons in recent history gets underway:
2013-14 NHL Upper Deck Trilogy – Upper Deck is kicking off this memorable season with 2013-14 NHL Upper Deck Trilogy arriving in stores on July 2. This high-end release will deliver tons of value filled with amazing autograph cards, great rookie content and unique technology cards. Thirty-three rookies (the top 33 rookies who skated during the 2013 NHL season) will be featured in the set and will have three different autograph rookie cards available for collectors to score. Many high-end collectors are already saving up for this release. Take a look at this gallery of rookie content in the product.
2013-14 NHL O-Pee-Chee – Next up on the calendar is a trading card product that is a little more wallet-friendly price point with 2013-14 NHL O-Pee-Chee set to release on August 6. It is the biggest set of the year so collectors can find a deep checklist of all their favorite players along with the highly desirable “Marquee Rookies” and rare “Retro Rookies.” There are a lot of fun elements to this set like stickers, team rings and team logo patches, but what rabid hockey fans will be going crazy for are those rookies. Check out these never before seen images from the set.
2013 Upper Deck Team Canada Hockey – Releasing on August 20 we have a Canada exclusive product called 2013 Upper Deck Team Canada Hockey. While the product is not really about rookies, there will be some members of the 2013-14 Upper Deck NHL Double Rookie Class who have trading cards in this set like Jonathan Huberdeau and Dougie Hamilton. Here are a couple exclusive rookie images from that set of these players.
2013-14 NHL Upper Deck Artifacts – One of every collector’s favorite box opening experience returns on September 24 when 2013-14 NHL Upper Deck Artifacts releases. Amazing memorabilia cards and great rookie cards are really the draw for puck fans here. And this will be collector’s first opportunity to get a true taste of the 2013-14 Upper Deck NHL Double Rookie Class as there will be exchange cards good for recently drafted rookies who skate during the 2013-14 NHL season. We released a couple new rookie images for this product today you’ll want to see!
2013-14 NHL Upper Deck Series One – This is the NHL trading card product hockey collectors wait for every season, and this year will be no different. A bevy of great “Young Guns” rookie cards can be found in packs when 2013-14 NHL Upper Deck Series One releases the first week of November. This is also the first NHL product of the year that will have LIVE rookie content for members of the 2013-14 Upper Deck NHL Double Rookie Class in packs! Upper Deck is keeping images and information on this product confidential at this point, but stay tuned for more details!