Upper Deck announced that its 2010 Baseball Card Products will feature randomly inserted Exquisite Baseball Cards.
Here is what Jason Masherah, UD’s director of Sports Brands had to say:
“Exquisite collectors are extremely passionate about the brand as they know it is the most premium line of cards in the market. The Exquisite card sets are the reason why people collect in the first place and anyone who sees the cards are drawn to them. We are thrilled to be able to bring this high-end brand of cards to every level of collector purchasing Upper Deck 2010 baseball products in the hobby. These are the kind of cards that have collectors’ hands trembling when they are pulled, and that’s a lot of fun to see and the type of experience that only Upper Deck can provide.â€
Here is how Exquisite Baseball will break down in 2010 Upper Deck Baseball Card Releases:
- A 100-card base set limited to just 75 total copies featuring retired diamond legends as well as the top players in the game today.
- “Exquisite Rookie Signatureâ€ set of 20 cards, all signed on-card.
- Baseball’s debut of the “Exquisite Autograph Patch Rookieâ€ cards featuring a massive 1.5â€ x 1.5â€ patch swatch. These 6 cards will have a print run of just 99 copies.
- The “Legendary Numbersâ€ and “Legendary Initialsâ€ inserts will include up to as many as six swatches of memorabilia from the greatest legends of all-time. Upper Deck will have hard-signed signature or cut signature variations of these sets as well to add more value and chase.
- The “Exquisite Rare Materialsâ€ insert will feature tags and logo patches from game-used memorabilia from all the top rookies and stars. The “Endorsement Signatureâ€ set will keep autograph hounds happy as these cards will include up to four hard-signed signatures on one card.
- One of the most anticipated inserts in the set is called “UD Championsâ€ and it boasts on-card signature cards and signature patch cards of Upper Deck’s elite spokesmen like Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. There will be single, double and triple versions of these cards available.
The first shot at Exquisite Baseball Cards will come in Upper Deck Series 1 arrives in late February which includes the base cards. 2010 SPx Baseball will feature patch cards. The autographs will arrive in April with 2010 SP Authentic Baseball.