Upper Deck is using the final weeks of its exclusive collegiate license to produce the first football set featuring prospective NFL Draft picks. 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football is set to arrive Thursday, using a metallic card technology that will be a first from Upper Deck. Each box will contain one four card pack and all four cards will be hard-signed, including inscriptions that tie to the player’s collegiate careers.
Boxes are being pre-sold online and range generally from $125-140 each. A full checklist is below.
“We have heard loud and clear from collectors and shops that there has been a void in the market for a premium early season release that includes awesome trading card technology, hard-signed autographs and inscriptions,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s collegiate sports brand manager. “We believe 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football will more than fill that void. We are very excited to introduce collectors to the different levels of rarity and assortment of inscriptions from players in this product. It gives every collector the unique feeling they have received something more special than an autograph card.”
There will be 99 different players included in the set including departing college stars Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, Melvin Gordon III, Todd Gurley, Sean Mannion, Ameer Abdullah, Amari Cooper, Brett Hundley, Bryce Petty, Davante Parker, Dorial Green-Beckham, Jaelen Strong, T.J. Yeldon and many more.
Inscriptions will be followed up by 2015 Upper Deck Football arriving in early April.