Football Season Officially Kicks Off as 2013 Upper Deck Football Hits Shelves Today!

New trading card set from Upper Deck features 200 different rookie cards including rare autograph versions from these future stars!

Season Officially Kicks Off

Carlsbad, CA (April 18, 2013) – Hundreds of collegiate football stars are just one week away from that life changing moment when they are drafted. Hearing your name called on draft day is a dream come true moment for these future stars, but today another dream comes true as their first licensed trading cards hit the market from Upper Deck.

Over the last few months Upper Deck has locked up every big name prospect to appear in the 2013 Upper Deck Football set. The product boasts the largest assortment of rookies in the industry with a whopping 200 different rookies included like Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Manti Te’o, Montee Ball, Tyler Wilson, Mike Glennon, Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, Cordarrelle Patterson, Denard Robinson, Tyler Eifert and many more! And with 2-3 “Star Rookies” in every pack, 2013 Upper Deck Football is loaded with value.

“Collectors have really been after trading card companies to go deeper on their checklists in early season products in order to not miss players who jump on the scene and have a big impact like Alfred Morris and Doug Martin last season,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s collegiate sports brand manager. “With 200 different rookies, we’ve got all the big names covered along with those rookies with the potential to become breakout stars that speculators will have a keen interest in. It will be fun as the season progresses and fans go back to their boxes of 2013 Upper Deck Football to find rookie cards of those surprise players that came out of nowhere to take the pros by storm.”

Upper Deck’s Athlete Relations team has been busy over the last few weeks conducting signing sessions with all these rookies and the product packed out with 99.8% of autograph content live in packs. Many of these autograph cards are signed on card in the form of Rookie Letterman cards and Ultimate Collection autograph rookie cards. There are less than 100 total redemption cards in the product and 15 of those are special redemption cards good for an autograph version of the “Star Rookie” set (up to 200 total autograph cards potentially).

Collectors can also find iconic football legends like Barry Sanders and Joe Namath in the “Football Heroes” set (1:10 packs). And the sleeper hit insert series from last season returns with the “College Mascot” manufactured patch subset. This 60-card set adds onto last season’s collection with more popular mascots from throughout college football. Just like last year there will be short-printed versions that should command a lot of interest in the secondary market as collectors work to complete the set.

Featuring 6 cards per pack and 20 packs per box, 2013 Upper Deck Football is available now at hobby shops and retail locations throughout North America!

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