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New Images Revealed: 2010 Upper Deck World of Sports by Tracy Hackler

Upper Deck officials on Tuesday offered a sneak peek at several new images from the company’s December-releasing World of Sports multisport product.

The product’s key calling cards will revolve around longtime company exclusives Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Tiger Woods. But the product also is slated to includes stars from such sports as baseball, hockey, soccer, mixed martial arts, extreme sports, Olympic sports and even lacrosse.

The 400-card base set is bolstered such insert sets as Athletes of the World Signatures, Sports National Dual, Triple and Quad Signatures, All Sport Apparel and Clear Competitors.

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First Look: 2010 Upper Deck World of Sports by Tracy Hackler

Upper Deck officials recently unveiled preliminary information and images for the company’s newest multisport product, Upper Deck World of Sports, due out in December.

As you might imagine, the product’s key calling cards will revolve around longtime company exclusives Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Tiger Woods. But the product also is slated to includes stars from such sports as baseball, hockey, soccer, mixed martial arts, extreme sports, Olympic sports and even lacrosse.

The 400-card base set is bolstered such insert sets as Athletes of the World Signatures, Sports National Dual, Triple and Quad Signatures, All Sport Apparel and Clear Competitors.

In addition to including a stable of traditional signature inclusions (Jordan, James, Woods, Sidney Crosby, Wayne Gretzky), the preliminary World of Sports autograph checklist also calls for the likes of Pete Rose, figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Sasha Cohen and MMA legend Randy Couture.

Product promotional literature promises an average of two autographs and one memorabilia card per box (and one multi-signed card per case).

Stay tuned to Beckett.com for additional information on this product.

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Must-See Gallery: Press Pass Fusion Inscriptions by Tracy Hackler

One of the most anticipated features of just about any Press Pass product are the coveted Inscription and Red Ink autograph variations. Rest assured that 2009 Press Pass Fusion, the company’s first multisport product that released yesterday, has a healthy share of both.

For your viewing pleasure, Press Pass officials shared a few of them with Beckett Media.

— Tracy Hackler

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Box Busters: 2009 Press Pass Fusion by Tracy Hackler

Box Busters Bryan Hornbeck, Dan Hitt and Tracy Hackler get jiggy with three boxes of the multisport marvel known as 2009 Press Pass Fusion. What will they pull? What can you win? Watch and find out.



Box Busters Gallery: 2009 Press Pass Fusion by Tracy Hackler

 

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Dan Hitt, Bryan Hornbeck and Tracy Hackler on Thursday morning had the opportunity to bust three early boxes of 2009 Press Pass Fusion, the company’s first foray into the multisport arena.

The good news is that Beckett’s Box Busters cameras were rolling for the bust, and the video will be posted later today.

The product carries a $9.99 pack SRP (eight packs per box) and delivers one autograph and another autograph or memorabilia card per box.

Fusion provides high entertainment value with a combined breadth of subjects, sports and photography rarely seen in the sports card arena. The product’s predominantly college theme allows for a unique feel. And it doesn’t hurt that every autograph in the set is on-card.

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