What: 2016 Upper Deck All-time Greats Master Collection trading cards
Arrives: This week
Box basics: 58 cards and one mystery redemption per box
What’s buzz-worthy: Take the biggest names in the sports world (and the Upper Deck stable of signers) and take it all high-end. How high-end? The cost per box to dealers — not the price to the public — is north of $10,000. What does it include? Among the inclusions in each box are an autographed acrylic box-topper, a 25-card autographed base set, a 30-card acetate Master Collection Puzzle set, one Michael Jordan Diamond card, one autographed Masterful Paintings card, one dual auto or dual cut auto card and one mystery redemption.
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The Basics: There will be only 200 sets made and the signers in this one are Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Bobby Orr, Joe Namath, Ken Griffey Jr., Larry Bird, LeBron James, Peyton Manning, Arnold Palmer, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Barry Sanders, Danica Patrick, Tony Hawk, Mike Tyson, Maria Sharapova, Mark McGwire, Georges St-Pierre, Jerry Rice, Nolan Ryan, Oscar De La Hoya, Mark Messier, Emmitt Smith, Jack Nicklaus and John Elway.
There will be 1/1 cut auto pairings as well as dual autos with numbering that will vary. The Artistic Rendering cards are 1/1 creations, while the Jordan Diamond cards will come with between three and six diamonds — none more than 30 copies made. The Puzzle cards will be found in standard (/125), Silver (/50) and Gold (/25), while the autographs will come in Clear, Sonic Blue, Purple, Blue, Green, Copper, Red, Gold and Silver. Each of those sets is limited to 20 serial-numbered copies.
The mystery redemption will be good for an Upper Deck Authenticated item, which could include framed auto displays, memorabilia and even a Michael Jordan-owned racing motorcycle.
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