2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats Football CardsBrand: College
Since landing the NCAA license, Upper Deck has done both comprehensive sets covering the entire nation and school-specific releases. 2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats Football falls somewhere in between, focusing on the 14 schools that comprise the Southeastern Conference. Hobby boxes come with an autograph and two memorabilia cards (player-worn or manufactured patches).
The 2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats Football centers on the following SEC schools:
- Mississippi State
- South Carolina
- Texas A&M
The base set has 100 cards -- 86 regular cards and 14 Schedules. On top of that are another 60 short prints that average out to land every other pack. Short print themes include High Series Stars (20 cards), High Series Rookies (20 cards), Memorable Moments (ten cards) and Alumni Stars (ten cards). Base cards have three parallels: Pewter (one per pack), Copper (1:4 packs) and Black (#/10).
Autographs come from other parts of the release. These include signed versions of High Series Stars (1:1,340) and Rookies (1:170), Memorable Moments Autographs (1:680) and Alumni Stars Autographs (1:3,400). Among the signers in 2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats Football are Johnny Manziel, Peyton Manning, Joe Namath, Bo Jackson, Mike Evans and Matthew Stafford.
Over 40 players have jersey cards in the release. These are player-worn jerseys, not game-worn. Collectors can also find Autographed Jersey cards that are numbered to 25 or less. School Pride Tier One (1:96) and Tier Two (1:180) cards have manufactured patches that highlight for things like logos. Rounding out the memorabilia cards are the patch sets Rivalry (1:576) and Stars (1:1,152). These also appear to be manufactured patches.
2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats Football hobby boxes come with an over-sized box topper. There's an autographed version in every case.
Estimated Release Date: 10/15/14
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: College Football Fans, SEC Collectors, Autograph Collectors
2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats Football Box Break
- 1 Autograph
- 2 Memorabilia Cards
- 6 Copper Parallels
- 24 Pewter Parallels
- 12 Short Prints
- 1 Box Topper
- 193 Total Cards