Grand Slam: Upper Deck Releases 2009 MLB Ballpark Collection
Much-awaited Upper Deck dual-signed spokesmen memorabilia cards and serially numbered base set highlight most recent baseball release
Carlsbad, CA, Tuesday September 22, 2009
The Upper Deck Company has pulled out all
the stops with its latest baseball trading card release: 2009 MLB Ballpark
Collection. An outstanding assortment of some of the coolest insert cards
ever including updated "Piece of History 500 Home Run Club" bat cards that
first appeared in 1999 Upper Deck Baseball, Ballpark Collection also boasts
an entirely serial-numbered base set! What's more, lucky collectors will be
able to unearth for the first time this season signed rookie cards of two of
this year's leading ROY contenders: White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham
(numbered to 200) and Braves' starting pitcher Tommy Hanson (numbered to
"We know how popular retro-focused cards are with collectors, so we really
stepped it up with the '500 Home Run Club' bat cards and the 'Career Legacy'
dual, triple and quad memorabilia cards," said Gabriel Garcia, Upper Deck's
Baseball brand manager. "This set has something for every level of baseball
card fan. The dual-signed Michael Jordan/Tiger Woods UD Spokesmen
memorabilia card should really make somebody's day. There are only five of
those cards in existence!"
Beyond its classic appeal, Upper Deck's 2009 Ballpark Collection set boasts
either three memorabilia cards or one autograph card and two memorabilia
cards in every hobby pack, on average. Every pack also yields at least one
dual swatch memorabilia cards and one quad-swatch memorabilia card. The
all-new "Piece of History 500 Home Run Club" game-used bat cards are now
dual-, triple-, quad-, six- and eight-piece memorabilia cards, providing a
unique delivery of the all-time classic insert that first appeared in '99
Upper Deck Baseball. Relive the glory days of MLB legends like Ted Williams
and Reggie Jackson.
What's more, collectors will find one "Ballpark Rookie Autograph" card as
well as one autographed memorabilia "Swatch-Auto" card per hobby box! This
swatch-auto card lineup includes current superstars such as Derek Jeter, Joe
Mauer, Dustin Pedroia, Randy Johnson and Prince Fielder, as well as retired
greats including Mike Schmidt and Cal Ripken Jr. Included in the
sought-after UD Spokesmen insert collection are dual-, triple-, quad- and
six-player signed and game-used swatch cards featuring Ken Griffey Jr.,
Sidney Crosby, Kevin Garnett, Jeter, Woods and Jordan.
Upper Deck's 2009 MLB Ballpark Collection set (five cards per pack, four
packs per box) lands on store shelves this Thursday, Sept. 24.
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