Upper Deck Announces Exclusive License for University of Notre Dame Trading Cards
Monday November 24, 2014
Multi-year agreement allows Upper Deck to be the exclusive provider of Notre Dame sports trading cards Carlsbad, Calif.
The University of Notre Dame and the Upper Deck Company today announced a multi-year agreement naming Upper Deck as the exclusive provider of trading cards for Notre Dame’s wide array of athletics programs.
Upper Deck released the first comprehensive set of Notre Dame football cards in 2013, which featured renowned players and coaches dating all the way back to the 1920’s and included individual player cards, themed inserts, memorable moments, autograph cards and mini replica pennants.
Now, Upper Deck plans to expand their Notre Dame portfolio by creating a multi-sport trading card set, offering a new line of Notre Dame signed memorabilia and producing a limited edition Notre Dame Master Collection. More details on these and other products will be announced early next year.
“The University of Notre Dame boasts an impressive list of athletes as alumni and has one of the most passionate fan bases in college sports” said Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck. “Over the last 5 years we have built a strong partnership with Notre Dame, and we continue to be dedicated to producing the most creative and innovative collectibles for Notre Dame fans to enjoy .”
With the incredible sports talent that has come out of Notre Dame, including the likes of Joe Montana, Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis, Brady Quinn, Paul Hornung, Joe Theismann, Lou Holtz and Coach Brian Kelly, Upper Deck has no shortage of content to pull from, not to mention the long list of celebrities that attended the school as well.
The new deal goes into effect Spring 2015.