Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 Upper Deck Football Cards

Upper Deck took a lot of time promoting it's flagship football product in 2011 as the company continues to use it's exclusive NCAA license to mix current NFL rookies with past legends in college uniforms. Perhaps the insert set that gained the most attention leading up to the release of the product were the Evolution Video Cards that were the first of it's kind to be released in a trading card set.
I purchased one of the Evolution cards and did a YouTube video showing it off (see below).  While the Evolution cards themselves may not be that impressive, because most of us have cool cell phones like an iPhone or an Android, cards like the Evolution could usher in a new form of collecting if they continue to develop the technology. The video cards certainly aren't for everyone, but the rest of the 2011 Upper Deck Football set is your basic football card release with a couple cool twists.

I like the "Stripe Redemption" rookie cards where on the card there is a number, I think they are 5, 15, 25, 50 and 100. If you pull that card, and send it to Upper Deck they will send you that amount of rookies for the player you pulled. So if you pulled a 100 Stripe Cam Newton, send it to UD and get 100 Newton regular rookies in return. A collector did email me and made a good point - the actual stripe cards - could have significant value un-redeemed, like some of the Wild Card sets you saw in the early 1990's that offered the same type of promotion.

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