A few weeks ago Upper Deck announced plans for the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. For fans in attendance, today felt a lot like Christmas as many had been chomping at the bit to finally take part in the various promotions taking place this week at the UD booth. For those who stopped by today, they saw some amazing items on display including some of the 2011 Goodwin Champions Entomology (bug) cards as well as some special high-end inserts from one of our Diamond Club member’s collection.
Additionally this marks one of the first times Upper Deck Authenticated will be selling items on display right at the show. If you do get to make it out to the show, make sure to talk to Lindsay Sherry and ask about some of the show specials!
Today fans got in line early to make sure they had a shot to get some of the Upper Deck exclusive National Sports Collector Convention packs. Each day Upper Deck has produced a limited pack with some pretty amazing autographs cards of players like Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, Bubba Watson and many more mixed in. All fans had to do is purchase five packs of newer UD cards from a Certified Diamond Dealer at the show, open them at our booth and they would receive a pack. It has been really fun to see some of the smiles as fans enjoyed this special set and pulled some of the special autograph cards.
One of the best parts of being at the show is just seeing fans enjoy the experience of opening up new Upper Deck trading cards. We pride ourselves on working to deliver more value than any other trading card company in our products and based on what some collectors where pulling, it’s nice to see we are meeting our objective there.
If you haven’t made it out to the National Sports Collectors Convention, don’t worry you still have three more days to check it out. Or you can continue to enjoy images from the show that we post here on the blog and through our other various social media channels.