Upper Deck Adjusts Release Dates; Seeks ‘Father of the Year’

Upper Deck has adjusted some of the release dates for its upcoming products.  The majority of the issues affected are hockey card brands.  The company says its efforts to Upper Deck Companyget on card autographs into the packs are the main reason.  The new list is below.

2012 SPx Football – 6/19/12
2011-12 NHL SP Authentic – 6/30/12
2012 Upper Deck Soccer – 6/26/12
2012 SP Authentic Golf – 7/10/12
2012 All-Time Greats Sports Edition – 7/10/12

2012 SP Authentic Golf – 7/24/12
2012 Fleer Retro Basketball – 7/31/12
2011-12 NHL Ultimate Collection – 7/31/12
2012 Goodwin Champions – 8/14/12
2012-13 NHL O-Pee-Chee – 8/14/12
2012 All-Time Greats Sports Edition – 8/21/12

The company also announced a “Father of the Year” essay contest.

The winner will  be featured on Upper Deck’s Facebook page for Father’s Day, will receive a trophy and score six boxes of 2011-12 Upper Deck trading card product.

Fans can nominate themselves, someone else or their dad to be Upper Deck’s “Father of the Year.”

To enter, send an image of the father and kid(s) collecting Upper Deck trading cards together at [email protected].  In eight sentences or less in the email containing the image, tell Upper Deck why collecting with dad is fun and why the dad shown should be Upper Deck’s “Father of the Year.”

Emails must be received by Tuesday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific. The winner will be selected on Wednesday, June 13.