Touchdown! Upper Deck Scores Top Football Draft Picks to Trading Card Deals!

Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, Melvin Gordon III, Todd Gurley and other top college stars sign deals to appear on new Upper Deck football cards!

James Winston ACC Champion

Marcus, Mariota

CARLSBAD, Ca. (February 20, 2015) –With several professional teams establishing themselves as the dominant forces in football, many franchises are looking to turn the tide with what looks to be an incredible 2015 draft class. Upper Deck sprang into action after the college football season concluded to sign trading card and autograph deals with the top projected football draft picks who may become the next great superstars in the professional ranks.

Upper Deck will be the first trading card manufacturer to deliver fans collegiate licensed rookie autograph cards of top prospects like Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, Melvin Gordon III, Todd Gurley, Sean Mannion, Ameer Abdullah, Amari Cooper, Brett Hundley, Bryce Petty, Davante Parker, Dorial Green-Beckham, Jaelen Strong, T.J. Yeldon and many more.

Gridiron fans will be treated to an incredible trading card release to start off the year with 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football. The product features a metallic card technology the likes of which the industry has never seen from Upper Deck. Additionally, every card in the product will be hard-signed and include compelling inscriptions that tie to the player’s collegiate careers. Football fans can look for 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football in stores on March 11.

“We have heard loud and clear from collectors and shops that there has been a void in the market for a premium early season release that includes awesome trading card technology, hard-signed autographs and inscriptions,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s collegiate sports brand manager. “We believe 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football will more than fill that void. We are very excited to introduce collectors to the different levels of rarity and assortment of inscriptions from players in this product. It gives every collector the unique feeling they have received something more special than an autograph card.”

Upper Deck made it a point to deliver an incredibly deep checklist of top talent as every season there are sleepers who come on to become stars in the professional ranks. There will be 99 different players included in the 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football set. This release will be followed up by 2015 Upper Deck Football arriving in early April which will include all the components that have made it a fan favorite over the years.

The best rookies are waiting to find a home in your collection. Collect the best!

About Upper Deck

Upper Deck, headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., is a worldwide sports and entertainment company built on the pillars of quality craftsmanship, authenticity and innovation with a dedication to creating products that turn memorable moments into collectibles. Upper Deck revolutionized the sports trading card experience with anti-counterfeit holograms, high quality card stock and stunning photography in its inaugural 1989 baseball set, and since then its mission has been to capture the excitement of the game and deliver it to fans of all ages. The cornerstone of Upper Deck’s business, which opened in 1989, is based on sports trading cards. As its brand has evolved to include other products over the years, the company now creates exclusive memorabilia, gaming products, collectible cards and a wide array of sports trading cards.

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