Upper Deck will release a 25th anniversary set this month, but it won’t be available in stores. The product will be offered as an exclusive to authorized distributors, internet retailers and authorized group breakers to use as a sales incentive to customers.
The promo packs will contain five cards and also include one of 40 1/1 1989 themed rookie cards. Seth Jones, Alex Galchenyuk, Johnny Manziel, Tajh Boyd, Nathan MacKinnon, Bishop Sankey, Byron Buxton, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Skylar Diggins and others will be part of the 40-card set with the 1989 baseball design.
Among the big hits:
- City Signatures Dual Autograph cards which feature two or three star athletes who gained notoriety playing in the same city/team featured on the same card. Dual autos are limited to ten copies while only five of each of the triple signed cards will be produced.
- 150 Silver Celebration parallel cards numbered to 250. The first ten collectors to complete the Silver Celebration Set will be awarded a dual Legendary Cuts card which will include Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey Jr. and LeBron James autographs, paired with what Upper Deck calls “legendary athletes/personalities”.
The Silver Celebration will include over 70 autographed parallel cards numbered to 25 or 125 in a black-border design. There will also be 150 1/1 Printing Plates randomly inserted. Autograph & Printing Plate cards combine to fall one in every 17 packs.