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Old 08-06-2009, 08:11 AM   #1
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Default Kickoff Time: Upper Deck Releases 2009 Philadelphia Football Card Set

Kickoff Time: Upper Deck Releases 2009 Philadelphia Football Card Set

Football’s bygone era gets revisited as Upper Deck combines nostalgic themes and design with modern-day gridiron heroes

Carlsbad, CA (August 5, 2009) – The Upper Deck Company is blending old-time design with current-day players in its latest trading card product: 2009 Philadelphia Football. Featuring the retrospective card design from the 1964 classic Philadelphia football card set, Upper Deck has worked in special themes and top-name players to give something old a fresh new face.

“We thought it would be cool to go back in time and allow collectors to revisit a historical card design from yesteryear, but still have today’s players prominently featured,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s Football brand manager. “Retrospective sets are very popular nowadays and since there were so many newsworthy events happening in the 1960s, we were also able to include some very timely insert collections featuring the Vietnam War and Woodstock!”

Beyond its classic appeal, Upper Deck’s 2009 Philadelphia Football set boasts one oversized (5”-by-7”) 1935 National Chicle R311 card featuring current NFL rookies and stars in every hobby box as well as one hard-signed autographed card, on average. What’s more, boxes yield upwards of two “Philadelphia Fabrics” memorabilia cards as well as randomly inserted original Philadelphia football buyback cards from the 1960s. In fact, many of the original buyback cards are autographed including the 1966 Philadelphia rookie cards of Hall-of-Famer Gale Sayers!

Some of the historical inserts within this set are modeled after the original Philadelphia’s football release including “The Story of Barack Obama” (25 cards), which follows the earlier depiction of “The Story of Robert F. Kennedy” as well as “The Vietnam War” (10 cards), which is patterned after the original set’s “World War II” trading card essay. Other inserts include “Woodstock’s 40th Anniversary” (five cards), “The Election Years” (11) and “NFL Stars in Action” (49), the latter collection showing unobstructed, in-game action images of current NFL standouts. Each card’s white border also stays consistent with the set’s old-time look and feel.

Upper Deck’s 2009 Philadelphia Football set (eight cards per pack, 20 packs per box) is currently on store shelves.

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Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectibles company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit The Upper Deck Company: Sports Trading Cards, Authentic Memorabilia, Sports Collectibles, & Entertainment Products.
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