New York Legend Roger Maris to Appear in 2010 Upper Deck Baseball Card Products
Upper Deck will include game-used memorabilia and cut signature cards of the deceased home-run hero in 2010 baseball releases
Carlsbad, CA, Thursday September 10, 2009
He’s a player who galvanized the nation by breaking one of the most storied records of all-time by besting Babe Ruth’s home-run record with 61 round-trippers in 1961. Roger Maris did much more than that, however, as a member of the thunderous Yankees lineup as he was twice named the American League’s MVP (1960 and ’61) and finished his career with three World Series rings.
Upper Deck is proud to have reached an agreement with Maris’s estate in order to provide collectors and sports fans with collectible trading cards of this diamond legend. Collectors can find his cards in six of Upper Deck’s 2010 baseball releases.
“Maris was an amazing player who lived in the shadows of other legends until that special season in 1961,” said Gabriel Garcia, Upper Deck’s baseball brand manager. “His achievements cannot be disputed and as a storied member of the Bronx Bombers, he remains in high demand with collectors. In particular, we’re excited about some combo opportunities with Roger Maris and Joe DiMaggio together on the same card.”
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