Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Upper Deck Inks Top Football Draft Picks to Trading Card Deals!

Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Manti Te’o, Montee Ball and other top college stars sign deals to appear on new Upper Deck trading cards! Carlsbad, CA (February 12, 2013) – With another memorable football season in the books, football fans are looking to the future. And on the heels of National Signing Day it is apropos that Upper Deck announces the company has come to terms on trading card and autograph deals with the top football draft picks in the country. Upper Deck will be the first trading card manufacturer to deliver fans licensed rookie cards of top talents like Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson, Mike Glennon, Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, Montee Ball, Cordarrelle Patterson, Denard Robinson, Tavon Austin, Damontre Moore, Tyler Eifert, Manti Te’o and many more. Fans can look for rookie cards (including autograph versions) of these young stars when 2013 Upper Deck Football hits shelves on April 9! “Our athlete relations team has been working tirelessly not only to reach deals with this talented crop of new rookies, but also scheduling signing sessions with them as well,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s collegiate sports brand manager. “The next few weeks will be some of the busiest of the year for our football team, but it all pays off when we hear how excited our customers are when they open up new Upper Deck packs that are filled with great rookie content and autograph cards.” Football fans can find tons of great rookie cards in 2013 Upper Deck Football with 2-3 Star Rookie cards per pack on average. There are limited autograph and crash-numbered sepiatone parallel Star Rookie cards collectors will love to chase. Upper Deck pays tribute to the 1995 SP Authentic set with Prospect autograph cards of these young stars too. And high-end collectors can look for hard-signed, crash-numbered Ultimate Collection rookie cards in the product as well. Most importantly, 2013 Upper Deck Football will have the deepest rookie checklist in the industry with 200 rookies captured in the set. The next great crop of Star Rookies are coming your way collectors! Who will you collect?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2012 Contenders Andrew Luck Championship Ticket 1/1 Soars on eBay

By Ryan Cracknell | Feb 11, 2013 One of the top cards, if not the top card, in 2012 Panini Contenders Football has surfaced on eBay. And it's scorching. The 2012 Contenders Championship Ticket Andrew Luck autograph flew past $7,500 within hours and still has a long bidding window left. The one-of-one parallel features a rainbow foil finish and an on-card autograph. It is stamped on the back of the card. It's also noted on the front with a foil "Championship Ticket" notation on the side of the card. The seller, who has a 100% feedback rating at a score of nearly 3,700, is based out of Green Bay. They listed the auction as a ten-day listing. Bidding closes on Wednesday, February 20 at approximately 9:15 PM EST or 6:15 PM PST. The listing states that bidding is only available in the United States. The listing has several images, showing the card from several angles. One of the corners looks like it has a small scratch on the front of the foil. This is highlighted in on of the pictures. Bidding began at $0.99 and within the first 24 hours was pushing $8,000. This isn't the only 2012 Panini Contenders Andrew Luck card to see strong action. All of his autographs in the set have been moving well, bolstered by the brand's tradition and the on-card signature. In particular, Playoff Ticket parallels numbered to 99 have been approaching $1,000. His regular rookie cards from the set have been selling for about $400. A 20th Edition parallel numbered to 20 sold for $3,999.99 on February 9. Panini Contenders FB and other fine Football boxes available at DCS Sports Cards

Monday, February 11, 2013

New Releases

The last week had a few new releases. 2012 Panini Contenders FB, 2012 Topps Magic FB, 2012-13 Panini Limited Hockey. All 2012 Football releases are hot right now due to the outstanding rookie class featuring RG, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Trent Richardson and more! Hockey has less releases this year due to the lockout, but the releases out there have some great content!Everyone is wondering who will be the lucky ones to pull the 14K gold cards of Griffin and luck out of 2012 Contenders!WE have all thew latest releases in stock and ready to go. For all you Golf fans, look for the release of 2012 Upper Deck SP Game Used Golf, loaded with great memorabilia and autos!