Upper Deck will roll out two sets in the coming days–one with some ‘unusual’ pieces of game-used memorabilia included as an insert. The other set is technology-based.
When collectors pull a game-used jersey or bat card from packs, they frequently wonder, “I wonder where the rest went.” Upper Deck has apparently used "the rest" in its 2007 Upper Deck Artifacts Baseball.
The company says the product will feature insert cards with buttons and tags from game-worn jerseys. The 1/1inserts called Rare Apparel feature the player’s autograph and a game-used button, tag and patch. They will also be able to find 1/1 game-used "bat knob cards".
Boxes are slated to yield three memorabilia cards numbered to 299 or less and one Auto-Facts signature card. Auto-Facts were released in an unannounced preview version for 2007 SPx Baseball last month.
“Value and chase are what makes this product so much fun to collect,” said Gregg Kohn, Baseball Product Manager for Upper Deck. “The Rare Apparel and Bat Knob cards give collectors the opportunity to pull an Exquisite type insert in a much more affordable pack.”
2007 Artifacts Baseball comes with ten packs per box and four cards per pack with a suggested retail price of $9.99 per pack. The product is set to his store shelves on Thursday.
o Three numbered memorabilia cards per box, on average
o 1 of 1 Autographed MLB Rare Apparel Cards
o Autofacts Signature Cards falling one per box, on average
o Artifacts Bat Knob Cards
o1 of 1 Regular Card Parallels
Memorabilia Cards – Combining to fall THREE per box, on average
· MLB Apparel – # to 299
· MLB Apparel – # to 199
· Divisional Artifacts – # to 299
· Divisional Artifacts – # to 199
· Antiquity Artifacts – # to 299
· Antiquity Artifacts Patch – # to 50
· Awesome Artifacts – Featuring a Large 1.5’’ Jersey Swatch – # to 50
· Artifacts Bat Knobs – # to 1
Signature Cards – Falling one per box, on average
· MLB Apparel Autograph – # to 25
· Divisional Artifacts Autograph – # to 25
· MLB Rare Apparel Signatures – # to 1
Regular Cards and Parallels
· 100 Card Regular Base Set
· Regular Cards – # to 1
2007 Elements Baseball is due out in August. The card packs will carry an $11 price per 3-card pack. The company says there will be three mini boxes to choose from – Acetate (PETG), Foil Board and Light F/X.
Elements Baseball will offer three different versions of the Daisuke Matsuzaka technology cards, numbered to 550, to the multi-player cards with some of today’s greatest athletes on the diamond such as Ken Griffey Jr./Cal Ripken Jr. and the Vladimir Guerrero/Ken Griffey Jr./Jim Thome/Derek Jeter quad auto card numbered to one,” said Gregg Kohn Baseball Product Manager for Upper Deck. “There is at least one hit per mini box, either a dual jersey, an autograph or autographed memorabilia card.”
Rookie card fans can chase newcomers like Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hunter Pence, Hideki Okajima and Akinori Iwamura.
o Three Mini-Boxes each with its own technology cards – Foil Board, Lt Fx and PETG
o Per 15 packs, find one memorabilia card, one signature card and one auto/mem card, on average
o Low numbered Rare Elements Patch Cards
o Numbered Auto/Mem Cards on PETG
Mini-Box Product Breakdown
Box One: (Foil Board)
· Regular Cards – 42 on Foil Board
· Rookie Elements (Foil Board) – 42 of today’s top newcomers
· Essential Elements Memorabilia Cards – one per Foil Board Mini-Box on average
· Dual, Triple and Quad Elements – falling one per case, on average
· Elemental Autographs 2, 3 and 4
· One of One Printing Plates
Box Two: (Lt Fx)
· Regular Cards – 42 card base set on Lt Fx technology
· Rookie Elements (Lt Fx)– 42 of today’s top newcomers foil numbered
· Elemental Autographs – Signature cards falling one per Lt Fx Mini-Box on average
Box Three: (PETG)
· Regular Cards – 42 card base set on PETG technology
· Rookie Elements (PETG)– 42 of today’s top newcomers foil numbered
· Clear Cut Elements and parallels – PETG auto/mem cards numbered to 350 or less, falling one per PETG mini-box on average
Falling Across All Three Mini Boxes:
· Rare Elements Patches – foil numbered patch cards falling two per case, on average