Upper Deck's signature high-end football card product, Exquisite Collection, has returned with the promise of three hard-signed autographs in every box and a bonus pack containing an additional single- or dual-autographed book card.
“This is our most anticipated product of the year,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s Football brand manager. “Every year we hand pack this product to ensure the greatest possible value in every box for our consumers. We see firsthand some of the amazing autographs, inscriptions and patches that are set to blow away our Exquisite collectors and we can’t wait to see and hear their responses once the cards reach the open market.”
The bonus pack in every box will feature Exquisite Autobiography or Exquisite Rookie Bookmarks cards containing an additional single or dual-signed card. The set’s regular base cards are numbered to 80, Rookie Signatures are numbered to 99, and the Rookie Signature Patch cards are numbers to 225 or less.
Among the specialty cards are “Exquisite Rare Materials” (numbered to 35) and its tag parallel (numbered to 10); “Exquisite Dual and Quad Logo Signatures” (numbered to 1); and “Exquisite Inscriptions” (numbered to 15). You will also find “Exquisite Patch” cards (numbered to 75); dual patch cards (numbered to 50); triple patch cards (numbered to 25); and quad patch cards (numbered to 20).
The “Exquisite Endorsements Signatures” autograph cards include Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Ray Lewis, while the “Exquisite Signature Nameplates” sport Eli Manning, Hall-of-Fame QB Dan Marino and 2007 Rookie of the Year Adrian Peterson.
Top rookies from the Class of 2009 are highlighted throughout the product with standouts like Mark Sanchez and Matthew Stafford sharing a dual-signed “Exquisite Ensemble Signatures” card, and the foursome of Knowshon Moreno, Chris “Beanie” Wells, Donald Brown and LeSean McCoy adorning a quad-signed “Ensemble 4 Signatures” card.
“Endorsements Parallel” cards are numbered to 15, “Bio Script Signatures” are numbered to 5 and “Legendary Signature” cards numbered to 25.
2009 Exquisite Collection Football includes six cards per pack plus an additional book card bonus pack in every hobby box.
Three box cases have been selling for $1400-1600 on eBay.