A new product hits the shelves this week with the release of 2010 NCAA Sweet Spot Football from Upper Deck.
The set puts the company back in the football card game with its collegiate licensing deal. A 100-card collection licensed by NFL PLAYERS and the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the set features, for the first time ever, Upper Deck’s Sweet Spot brand using college logos.
Autographed helmet cards of NFL legends, veterans and rookies – all sporting their college uniforms – are part of the mix with multiple logo variations of each player. Hard-signed autograph cards of Hall of Famers like Barry Sanders (OklahomaState), Dan Marino (Pittsburgh) and Steve Young (BYU) are included alongside veterans such as Peyton Manning (Tennessee) and first-year standouts Sam Bradford (Oklahoma), Tim Tebow (Florida) and Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame).
There are a total of eight cards per pack, six packs per box, and all autographed cards are hard-signed and foil-numbered.
All 35 attendees of the 2010 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere Photo Shoot, including Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma), Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska), Rob Gronkowski (Arizona) and Jahvid Best (California), have autographed cards inside 2010 NCAA Sweet Spot Football.
In conjunction with the company’s latest sports card release, Upper Deck has released a video production that showcases 15 of this year’s top collegiate football draft picks competing in a “Fight Song” competition.
The competition, which took place on May 22 during the annual NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere Photo Shoot at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, featured the likes of Bradford, Tebow, Clausen, Colt McCoy (Texas), C.J. Spiller (Clemson) and Ryan Mathews (Fresno State) all giving it the old college try to see whose pipes were the most melodic and whose memory would serve them best. The contest, which included 31 entrants, boiled down to three stellar efforts turned in by McCoy, Clausen and Joe McKnight (USC), but in the end, it was the luck of the Irish (Clausen) that prevailed!
“I appreciate it,” said Notre Dame’s former signal-caller as he accepted his pair of autographed LeBron James shoes from Upper Deck as his prize. “It was a great fight song, and it was great singing it. And I really appreciate receiving these shoes. I’m gonna put them in my house.”
Not only was Clausen’s effort selected as the best overall, but he was also one of the most persistent performers. He offered up four attempts at nailing Notre Dame’s fight song, mostly because his earlier efforts were drowned out by his own enthusiastic clapping.