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Upper Deck Produces Thierry Henry’s First MLS Trading Card by Tracy Hackler

Upper Deck officials have produced the first Major League Soccer trading card of French superstar Thierry Henry and are distributing it free to those collectors who purchase two blaster boxes of 2010 Upper Deck Soccer at the company’s online store.

Henry, a headline-generating talent of international proportions, is the all-time leading scorer for Arsenal of the English Premier League and a member of France’s 1998 World Cup championship squad. He signed with the MLS’ Red Bulls less than five weeks ago and promptly scored a goal in his first game, on July 22.

The Upper Deck card features an image from that historic tally.

“There are few names associated with soccer right now that are bigger than Henry’s,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s Vice President of Marketing. “Since we were unable to include him in our original Upper Deck Soccer product this year, for the simply fact that he was not yet a member of the [MLS], this is a big coup for us. We’re extremely excited to get this card out into the marketplace.”

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FREE STUFF FRIDAY (7-2) Contest No. 2 — A pair of multi-player game-used memorabilia cards from 2010 Upper Deck Soccer (players: Fredy Montero, Wilman Conde, Juan Pablo Angel, Luis Miguel Landin and Brian Ching) by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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Win a Goodwin Champions Entomology card & more … by Chris Olds

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds gives you a sneak peek at three cards from Upper Deck that can be yours by reading us online here at The Beckett Blog and on Beckett.com as well as in a future issue of Beckett Baseball.

Check it out …



Box Busters: 2010 Upper Deck Soccer cards by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler, Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a box of the forthcoming 2010 Upper Deck Soccer cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside this hobby box?

Watch and find out …