Upper Deck is continually trying to innovate the football card market and we got inspiration to create a new type of trading card from triptych art, which is a type of art divided into three sections. Upper Deck added 36 very rare three-panel booklet cards to 2013 Exquisite Collection Football which were painted by hand to immortalize a legendary college football player. Then Upper Deck had these paintings hard-signed by the athletes depicted and they look absolutely stunning. Check out some of the work.
Now any time you try to do something new, even the athletes are a little taken back by it. So you have an instance where Barry Sanders actually signed his Triptych card twice. We are pretty sure no collectors will be complaining about that!
Here is the checklist for players featured in the set (each limited to 2 total copies of the same image):
Don’t miss 2013 Exquisite Collection Football when it releases on June 11, 2014.