Draftees, Legends Part of UD Ultimate Collection

Upper Deck will be releasing a 2010-11 Ultimate Collection Basketball set in September.

Several of the top players selected during the first round of  the 2010 NBA Draft will be featured inUltimate Rivalries Bird Magic Auto the set including Derrick Favors (No. 3 pick overall), DeMarcus Cousins (No. 5), Ekpe Udoh (No. 6), Greg Monroe (No. 7), Gordon Hayward (No. 9), Paul George (No. 10), Cole Aldrich (No. 11), Xavier Henry (No. 12) and Luke Babbitt (No. 16).   Autographed insert cards will be randomly inserted into packs as well as signed cards from some big name stars and Hall of Famers like LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving and Bill Russell.

“We’re extremely exited about this set,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s Basketball brand managerUltimate Collection Bill Russell Auto. “Ultimate Collection will provide a great mix of players past and present, and a terrific amount of autograph cards from some of the league’s best talent as well as many of its up-and-comers.”

Beyond the inclusion of several of  draft picks, the 81-card set will also include  James, the reigning two-time league MVP  and newly inducted Hall-of-Famer  Jordan who earned six league titles and six Finals MVP awards during his stirring tenure with Chicago. Both players will have autographed cards appearing in multiple Ultimate Collection insert sets including “Ultimate Signatures” and “1997 Legends.”

Upper Deck’s 2010-11 Ultimate Collection Basketball product is scheduled to hit store shelves on September 21.