If you loved Mitt and Hillary, Upper Deck is hoping you’ll love Honest Abe, Dick Nixon, Harry S and even George (Washington and W).
Upper Deck continues the theme of Presidential autographs in 2008 baseball products by rolling out its inaugural “Signs of History” set.
The company has secured autograph cut signatures of every U.S. President and will seed them in packs of various trading card issues throughout the year.
The first cards have already made their way to market inside Upper Deck’s 2008 Series 1 Baseball packs through an unannounced launch. Upper Deck will insert the cards in different ratios throughout upcoming sets, but one release with perhaps the highest concentration of the cards is 2008 Upper Deck Premier Baseball which releases March 26.
“Our acquisitions team and authenticators have been working overtime in preparation for this project,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s baseball brand manager. “Everyone who has seen the hundreds of documents, letters and checks coming in has been in absolute awe as these cards will make extraordinary collectibles. Some people may be asking why the ‘Signs of History’ cards are being offered through an exchange program and the answer is simple: it allows us to make the promotion even more exciting."
Collectors won’t know which autograph they’ll be getting until it arrives in the mail.
“Every person who pulls one of these cards will receive an autograph cut card of a U.S. President, but some lucky collectors will receive dual or quad ‘Signs of History’ cards with multiple Presidential autograph cuts or even cards that include autograph cuts of some First Ladies,” Masherah said.
The first wave of dual and quad “Signs of History” autograph cut cards is highlighted by the first ever “Mt. Rushmore” 1-of-1 quad autograph cut card featuring signatures from each of the four U.S. Presidents immortalized on the South Dakota monument. A full list of the dual and quad Signs of History cards are listed below:
U.S. President Signs of History Dual Cuts
Lyndon Johnson/Lady Bird Johnson 1-of-1
Roselyn Carter/Jimmy Carter 1-of-3
George H. Bush/Ronald Reagan 1-of-3
James Garfield/ Chester A. Arthur 1-of-1
William McKinley/ Theodore Roosevelt 1-of-1
Calvin Coolidge/ Warren G. Harding 1-of-3
Gerald Ford/Richard Nixon 1-of-3
U.S. President Signs of History Quad Cuts
George Washington/Abraham Lincoln/Thomas Jefferson/Theodore Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan/George H Bush/Bill Clinton/George W. Bush 1-of-3
Richard Nixon/Ronald Reagan/George H Bush/George W. Bush 1-of-1
Lyndon B. Johnson/Lady Bird Johnson/Rosalynn Carter/Jimmy Carter 1-of-1