With the release of its 2015 All-Time Greats Master Collection, Upper Deck admits to “blurring the boundary between trading cards and artistic collectibles”. Set for release Friday, it’s not for your average collector—unless he’s won the Powerball.
Limited to 200, Master Collection is actually housed inside a large, numbered African Ribbon Mahogany box and contains over two dozen autographed cards from athletes under contract to Upper Deck, along with other inserts.
A full checklist for the product is linked below.
The suggested retail price is $17,000 but can be found online for $15,000.
The ‘base set’ includes signed cards from a roster that includes Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James, Larry Bird, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Peyton Manning, Bobby Orr, Nolan Ryan, Joe Namath, Mike Tyson, Jerry Rice, John Elway, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith and others under Upper Deck autograph contracts.
Each box includes:
- An autographed acrylic box topper
- 25-card autographed set
- 30-card acetate puzzle set
- Jordan card containing 3-6 diamonds
- Autographed Masterful Paintings original 1/1 art card
- Dual or autograph and cut signature card
- Mystery Redemption for an expensive piece of sports memorabilia
Most cards are numbered to 20 or less.
Among the mystery redemption items are game-used jerseys and equipment, player-worn championship rings, autographed uncut sheets of Upper Deck cards, autographed material and other items. The top redemption prize is an autographed, Michael Jordan Motorsports 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 AMA Superstock Motorcycle.
Clouts and Chara was given a preview box to open and you can watch the video here.
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