The New Orleans’ Saints Super Bowl season is the subject of a soon-to-be-released boxed football card set.
The New Orleans Saints 2009 season was one to remember for long-suffering fans and a new card set from Upper Deck will lay it out in full color.
Upper Deck will release its Super Bowl XLIV collectible box set on March 9. The 50-card collection captures the biggest moments from the Saints’ 30-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Miami.
“Never before in their 44-year history had the Saints made it to the Super Bowl, much less won the Super Bowl,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s Football brand manager. “Their convincing victory over the favored Colts will go down as one of the greatest Super Bowl games ever played.”
In addition to sporting 40 regular player cards from the Saints’ winning roster this past season, the set includes five “Season Highlight” cards along with four “Post-Season Memorable Moments” cards that show the following plays from Super Bowl XLIV: 1.) Pierre Thomas’s 16-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter; 2.) the unpredictable onside kick recovered by the Saints to start the second half; 3.) Jeremy Shockey’s two-yard touchdown reception that put New Orleans in front 22-17; and Tracy Porter’s game-clinching 74-yard interception return that sealed the Colts’ fate with 3:12 left in the game.
The 50th card in the set is a Super Bowl MVP keepsake of Saints QB Drew Brees, while an oversized (3.5” x 5”) commemorative card showing the Saints celebrating Porter’s touchdown return adds the finishing touch.
The sets are being pre-sold on eBay now.