2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball Cards

2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball Cards

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The letterman tradition is one of the longest standing honors in American colleges. 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball takes the signed letter concept and develops an entire product around it. Each hobby box has a pair of signed cards including one Lettermen Autograph. Collectors can also expect to find at least one memorabilia-focused insert and a handful of numbered parallels.

The focal-point Lettermen Autographs have been around in different forms for a while now. These use manufactured letter patches, similar to those you'd find on the back of a jersey, and add a signature. In the past, Upper Deck has had athletes sign on the patch. They've also done cards where the autograph is on an acetate overlay. It appears that these are done on the frame of the card. Rookie Lettermen are numbered to 65 or less. Legendary Lettermen, which include Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, are numbered to 50 or less.

Most memorabilia cards take a manufactured relic approach. Championship Banners (#/125 or less) and Retired Numbers (#/99 or less) have commemorative banners embedded in them. Both come with autographed versions. Other premium memorabilia-themed inserts include Monumental Logo Patches (#/50 or less), Home Court Stars (1:15 packs) and Home Court Stars Autographs (1:63 packs).

The 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen base set has 50 base cards and 30 Premier Rookies (#/999). Boxes have a total of six parallels numbered to 499 or less. Veteran parallels come in Blue (#/249), Silver (#/15) and Gold (#/5). Rookie parallels are Blue (#/499), Silver (#/99) and Gold (#/10). The three color parallels are also present in the base autographs set.

Estimated Release Date: 11/14
Product Configuration: 10 packs per box, 4 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Basketball Card
Target Audience: Autograph Collectors, College Basketball Fans

2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball Box Break

  • 1 Lettermen Autograph
  • 1 Additional Autograph
  • 1 Relic/Memorabilia Card
  • 6 Numbered Parallels
  • 40 Total Cards

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Please note that the following images are mock-ups. Designs and content are subject to change.


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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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