A few of the rare cards issued in Upper Deck’s Mystery Dual Cut autograph program have been pulled–with collectors having to make some tough choices.
Approximately two weeks ago, Upper Deck announced a new enhancement to the 2007 MLB Ultimate Collection, 2007 MLB UD Black and 2007 MLB Exquisite Rookie Signature products. Working from a list of cards created by the company, collectors pulling exchange cards from packs would be able to choose their own dual cut autograph card from sports, history and entertainment figures.
Ben M. was the first collector to pull one of the cards from 2007 MLB UD Black at On Deck Sportscards in Lawrenceville, GA. He chose the Marilyn Monroe & John F. Kennedy card after some deliberation. Jim Grant of Peach State Sports Distribution sold the product to the store and said, “Nobody realized what it was right off the bat. Now that these cards are being discovered, it seems to be creating a lot of excitement.”
Erick L. was the second collector to pull one of these prize cards from a pack of 2007 MLB UD Black that he purchased at a card show and selected the Babe Ruth/Roger Maris autograph combo. “I really didn’t realize what I had until I went to the register it and saw the list of cards available. I couldn’t believe it. I spent the whole night thinking about it and actually even dreamt about it.” he said.
Steve O. was the third collector who pulled the cards and he found the decision very difficult before deciding on the John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis card. “After realizing what I had, I had to take the day off from work just to call friends and try to figure it out," he said. "This is the best card I have pulled in 30 plus years of collecting.”
A list of the combo cards remaining:
Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev
Robert Kennedy & Jimmy Hoffa
Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin
Albert Einstein & Thomas Edison
Roger Maris & Babe Ruth (Added to Erick L.’s collection)
John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Added to Steve O.’s collection)
Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
Marilyn Monroe & John F. Kennedy (Added to Ben M.’s collection)
Johnny Cash & Elvis Presley
Walt Disney & Charles Schultz
Winston Churchill & Franklin D. Roosevelt
Princess Diana & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
P.T. Barnum & Charles Stratton (Tom Thumb)
King George V & Queen Elizabeth I
William Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan
Douglas MacArthur & George S. Patton
Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Nelson
Robert E. Lee & Ulysses S. Grant
Jack Dempsey & Floyd Patterson
Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz
Al Jolson & George Burns
Art Carney & Jackie Gleason
Each of the cards are 1 of 1 and collectors who pull them will be sent to a special web site to see which cards are remaining and make their selection.