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Upper Deck Pack Attacks Invade New England by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

Upper Deck and Sports Images have teamed up to bring an expansive Pack Attack event to the New England area this month.

Beginning with pre-qualifying Upper Deck Pack Attacks at eight different hobby shops in the area (listed below), the promotion will culminate with the winners from each location competing in one final event on March 3, 2011 at the Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning game. There, winners will receive premium prizes like player-signed mini sticks, Tyler Seguin-autographed gloves and a Rookie Showcase helmet featuring penmanship from this season’s top newcomers. Continue reading

Upper Deck to Make a 2011 NHL All-Star Appearance by tolentinotown
January 20, 2011, 5:51 pm
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By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

For the past two decades, Upper Deck has made an effort to promote hockey-card collecting at various NHL All-Star festivities. This year, the major manufacturer will make a three-day appearance at the 2011 NHL All-Star Fan Fair in Raleigh, N.C.

“We’re anticipating a great turnout, so we’ve come up with a highly sought-after lineup of All-Star redemption card sets to hand out each day of the show,” said Jodi Wasserman, Upper Deck’s Director of Marketing.

From Friday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 30, thousands of fans can enjoy various programs organized by Upper Deck and other hockey advocates.

Bringing its wrapper redemption program to the booth, Upper Deck will offer one commemorative 2011 three-card All-Star pack to fans who open three packs of any 2010-11 Upper Deck hockey product (excluding Victory). These tribute packs come in three different versions, as listed below: Continue reading

“The Decision” means new autograph style for LeBron James, too by Chris Olds
August 10, 2010, 7:53 am
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Many people wondered how long, how calculating “The Decision” was for LeBron James.

While we ponder that one with James having taken his talents to South Beach we have a new addition to a James persona that already includes a new team, a new uniform and perhaps a new image.

What is it?

A new autograph.

Really, a new signature style.

The player whose autograph emulated that of his childhood hero, Michael Jordan, is evolving once again as part of his changes — perhaps one part psychological, one part promotional.

Either way, it probably won’t hurt the demand for those new Miami Heat items from Upper Deck Authenticated.

See the full release after the jump.

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Upper Deck aims to floor Michael Jordan collectors by Chris Olds

MJ Career Retro GU Floor

Upper Deck Authenticated unveiled on Tuesday its Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Floor Collection, a product line that celebrates His Airness and also benefits the CharitaBulls Chicago Bulls youth organization.

As Jordan counts down the days until his enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the line launches with pieces of the United Center floor where Jordan helped etch his legendary credentials up for grabs.

The Bulls won three of their six NBA titles at the United Center and nearly every square inch of its famous hardwood is available — even entire Bulls logos from the court.

Here’s a rundown of the items:

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Is Tiger Woods’ Rookie Card the Greatest of All-Time? by Tracy Hackler

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Tiger. Woods. Two words, untold brilliance.

His is the face not of golf, but of the transcendently dominant athlete regardless of sport. The embodiment of what happens when extreme God-given gifts meld with an inhumane work ethic to create something the likes of which sports fans rarely witness: The capture of perfection.

Everything Woods does seems unfairly effortless. He’s an artist – Pollock with a putter, Donatello with a driver – whose swing is equal parts Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (poetry in motion) and Shakira’s “She Wolf” music video (must-see TV).

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Ever wonder what Tiger Woods thinks about his memorabilia? by Chris Olds

Ever wanted to see what an athlete says about what he signs? Upper Deck did just that with Tiger Woods as he recaps some of the situations from his career as he signed items for UDA recently. Check it out.