Slam-Dunk City: Upper Deck to Produce Draft Edition Basketball Trading Card Set Releasing in July
Many of this year’s top lottery picks as well as Kobe, LeBron and MJ will have special autographed inserts sprinkled throughout product
North Las Vegas, NV, Friday June 26, 2009
The Upper Deck Company will be releasing an impressive Draft Edition Basketball trading card set in July, one in which many of this year’s top lottery picks will be appearing complete with autographed inserts. Several of the top players selected during yesterday’s 2009 NBA Draft will be featured in the set including James Harden, the No. 3 pick overall; Ricky Rubio, No. 5; Jonny Flynn, No. 6; and Stephen Curry, No. 7.
“We are very exited about this set,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s Basketball brand manager. “Collectors always expect great basketball cards from Upper Deck and this collection will include a great mix of players past and present, and a terrific amount of autograph cards from some of the league’s best talent.”
Beyond the inclusion of several of this weekend’s top NBA Draft picks, the 133-card overall set will also include Upper Deck’s “Big Three” of exclusive basketball spokesmen: Kobe Bryant of the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers; reigning league MVP LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers; and soon-to-be-inducted Basketball Hall of Fame nominee Michael Jordan who earned six NBA titles during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls. All three spokesmen will have autographed cards appearing in Draft Edition’s “Alma Mater” insert collection. Other basketball greats who will be appearing in this set include Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. What’s more, even golf sensation Tiger Woods will have a card inside the Alma Mater lineup.
Upper Deck’s 2009-10 NBA Draft Edition set is scheduled to land on store shelves July 28.
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