Football card collectors can make plans for a 2013 Upper Deck Notre Dame Football trading card product. Set to release next week, boxes will contain 24 packs. The Irish recaptured some of their old magic in 2012, losing only the BCS National Championship game.
The Notre Dame set is the latest in a line of card issues utilizing Upper Deck’s exclusive collegiate licensing deals.
Notre Dame Football will feature Irish greats from the 1920's to the current era. Speaking of era—er—Ara—coach Parseghian will be among those in the 100-card base set. Twenty all-time greats will be there along with a 20-card ‘Golden Dome Glory’ subset.
Some big names from the school’s past have signed for the product including Paul Hornung, Joe Theismann, Jerome Bettis, Rocky Bleier, Daryle Lamonica, Tim Brown, Ricky Watters and coach Lou Holtz and current coach Brian Kelly. Even Mike Golic, a former standout defensive lineman and current host of ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, will have signed cards in the boxes.
For some players, it will mark the first time they've been featured on a trading card or have an autograph trading card released by a major trading card manufacturers. There are single parallel autographs to the base set as well as dual autograph cards (numbered to 10 copies or less) and triple autograph cards limited to three copies.
Each Notre Dame Legendsbox will contain one autograph and two light F/X Irish Icons cards. There are several insert sets as well highlighting national championship team members and all-time great alumni.
The product will also be sold at the retail level with each blaster box containing an exclusive mini-pennant highlighting one of the school’s 11 national championships.
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