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As the father of two young boys, I know they are not really ready to experience the fun of sports cards yet. As a rookie dad I remember giving my first son a card when he was just one and he almost took his eye out with the corner.
He’s older now and has enjoyed Upper Deck’s Marvel cards, but I want to be a little careful with how much superhero exposure he gets as he is only three-years-old. Besides superheroes, he loves dinosaurs. I mean, what youngster doesn’t love dinosaurs? And when I heard Upper Deck would be releasing a set of Dinosaur trading cards this summer, I knew I’d be using a bit of my paycheck on that product for him.
Fans have been buzzing about the release of Upper Deck Dinosaurs ever since we first shared the incredible artwork from the set, showed off the stunning hand-drawn artist sketch cards and gave a history of dinosaur fossil cards. Collectors have shared their excitement on a variety of social media platforms:
Derek Turnbull – I’m gonna collect this set for sure.
Scott T Smith – The wait is unbearable! How much longer until Dinosaurs 2015 arrives?
John Forro – This is a set I would start to collect.
For me as a dad though, Upper Deck Dinosaurs represents the first time I could share the hobby with my son by putting a set together and talking about the cards. This week we got in some sample packs of the new Upper Deck Dinosaurs set as well as the first samples of the ROAR! audio cards. I just couldn’t wait to share them with my son James and his best friend Jack. Check out their reactions to the set and the audio cards.
I just loved my son James’ expression when he hears these audio cards. We must have listened to them about 25 times and he was totally entranced by them.
The boys really loved picking out their favorite cards as well and we had a good time after the video talking about each of them. There is absolutely an educational element to these cards where kids can learn while having fun with them.
More than anything though, the boys had ear to ear smiles while experiencing them and seeing your kids smile like this is hard to put a price on.
Here is more on the set from an interview at Toy Fair!