Its design is based on the incredibly popular 1997 Upper Deck Legends set that featured some of the most desired football autographs ever released. Just like the original all of the autographs are on card.
The impressive autograph checklist includes signatures from Hall Of Fame members like Troy Aikman, Dan Marino, John Elway, Barry Sanders, Steve Young and others. Another strong part of the set are the Heisman Award Winner autos highlighted by hobby favorites Tony Dorsett, Tim Brown, Eddie George and more.
Upper Deck’s license allows them to offer current and retired players in their college uniforms on its football cards and so far, not having an NFL license has not diminished interest in packs and boxes. If anything many of my college collectors are enjoying seeing their favorite players still in their college jerseys.
Upper Deck College Legends football boxes offer three autographs per box and as an added bonus, some of the boxes have been yielding original 1997 Upper Deck Legends buyback autographs. One case my store offered five signed buyback cards to one lucky customer. The unannounced 1997 Legends buybacks come already sleeved, with a separate COA card stating how they were originally inserted in that incredibly popular release.
With this release, it certainly appears that Upper Deck has only made the 1997 Legends set that much more legendary.
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