2012 Upper Deck Soccer Cards

2012 Upper Deck Soccer Cards

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2012 Upper Deck Soccer kicks off another season of MLS action. Collectors will find a strong checklist of stars and up-and-comers, including the first cards of Los Angeles Galaxy standout Robbie Keane. Every hobby box comes with five hits: one autograph and four game-used memorabilia cards. At least one of the gamers is either a multi-swatch card or has a premium swatch.

No matter the sport, great photography has always been a centerpiece of Upper Deck's flagship sets. 2012 Upper Deck Soccer is no different. The full-bleed design offers edge-to-edge action shots and little else. The swooping nameplates have all the essentials: player name, team logo, position and jersey number. The 200-card base set breaks down into three subsets: 165 regular player cards, 15 MLS Debuts and 20 MLS SuperDraft cards that highlight newly selected players.

With five hits in every hobby box, collectors have plenty to chase. For the autograph hunt, MLS Marks, MLS Marks Throwbacks and MLS Dual Marks are all numbered to 50 or less. Recent draft selections are the focus of SuperDraft Signatures, the only autographs in the release that don't have serial numbers.

Basic game-used memorabilia cards in 2012 Upper Deck Soccer are divided between MLS Materials, MLS Throwback Materials, MLS Teammates Dual Materials, and MLS Teammates Throwbacks Dual Memorabilia. Several serial-numbered game-used cards exist including cards with three or four premium swatches.

2012 Upper Deck Soccer also has Update Trade Card redemptions.

Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, 12 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Soccer Card
Target Audience: Soccer Fans, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors, Set Builders

2012 Upper Deck Soccer Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 1 Premium or Multi-Swatch Game-Used Memorabilia Card
  • 3 Additional Game-Used Memorabilia Cards
  • 240 Total Cards

2012 Upper Deck Soccer Breakdown

Base Set

200 cards (165 regular cards, 15 MLS Debuts, 20 MLS SuperDraft)

2012 Upper Deck Soccer Charlie Davies 215x300 Image

Update Set Redemptions

MLS Marks Autographs

Numbered to 50 or less.

2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Marks Landon Donovan Autograph 260x186 Image

MLS Marks Throwbacks Autographs

Numbered to 50 or less.

MLS Dual Marks Autographs

Dual-signed cards, numbered to 50 or less.

SuperDraft Signatures

Numbered to 50 or less.

MLS Materials

Parallels:
Premium Series - #/50 or less.

2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Materials Thierry Henry 260x186 Image

MLS Throwback Materials

Parallels:
MLS Throwback Materials Premium Series - #/25 or less.

MLS Teammates Dual Memorabilia

Parallels:
MLS Teammates Dual Memorabilia Premium Series - #/50 or less.

MLS Teammates Throwbacks Dual Memorabilia

Parallels:
MLS Teammates Throwbacks Dual Memorabilia Premium Series - #/50 or less.

MLS National Pride Triple Memorabilia

Numbered to 75 or less.

Parallels:
MLS National Pride Triple Memorabilia Premium Series - #/50 or less.

2012 Upper Deck Soccer National Pride Triple Materials Brian Ching Landon Donovan Kyle Beckerman 260x186 Image

MLS National Pride Throwbacks Triple Memorabilia

Numbered to 75 or less.

Parallels:
MLS National Pride Throwbacks Triple Memorabilia Premium Series - #/50 or less.

MLS Superstars Quad Memorabilia

Numbered to 50 or less.

Parallels:
MLS Superstars Quad Memorabilia Premium Series - #/25 or less.

MLS Superstars Throwback Quad Memorabilia

Numbered to 50 or less.

Parallels:
MLS Superstars Throwback Quad Memorabilia Premium Series - #/25 or less.

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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Marks SIMON DAWKINS Autograph #ED 29 35 AUTO
$39.99
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OSVALDO ALONSO "AUTOGRAPH #10 35" UPPER DECK MLS SOCCER 2012
$59.99
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Marks SHALRIE JOSEPH Autograph #ED 19 35 AUTO
$39.99
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Marks KEVIN ALSTON Autograph #ED 30 35 AUTO
$39.99
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Marks RYAN JOHNSON Autograph #ED 07 35 AUTO Toronto
$39.99
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Marks JUSTIN BRAUN Autograph #ED 35 35 AUTO IMPACT
$39.99
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Marks JUAN PABLO ANGEL Autograph #ED 18 35 AUTO
$49.99
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS Marks FREDDY ADU Throwbacks Autograph #ED 24 25 AUTO
$69.99
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2012 UPPER DECK MLS AUTO CARD SPA1 TIM HOWARD GK METRO STARS 6 25 FIFA WORLD CUP
$74.95
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS SuperDraft TONY CASCIO Autograph Rapids Rookie AUTO
$9.99
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS SuperDraft MATT HEDGES Autograph Rookie AUTO RC
$19.99
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2012 Upper Deck Soccer MLS SuperDraft KOHEI YAMADA Autograph Rapids Rookie AUTO
$9.99
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User Reviews

  1. How can they do this set without adding a USWNT WWC add in? They did it right in 2000.

  2. Upper Deck has missed the mark on soccer cards like a blind sharp shooter. The samples show Charlie Davis who’s loan was not extended as far back as January.

    Panini will be making a set that includes US National Team players.

    Collect that.These MLS have not history, not stats just fluff.

    Avoid them.

  3. Chuck (ID 42590) » Tracy Hackler from Panini did say in an interview on Cardboard Connection Radio last Friday that while they are including members of the US Women’s Team in their upcoming Americana set, they currently do not have a deal in place for cards of the men’s team.

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