Exclusive Purple Precious Metal Gems Cards Made for Upper Deck Employees

Exclusive Purple Precious Metal Gems Cards Made for Upper Deck Employees

No matter the job, most come with certain perks. If you work for a card company, it sometimes means free cards. Upper Deck has a lengthy history of producing exclusive cards for their staff. The latest is a set of Purple Precious Metal Gems.

Six cards were produced, each numbered to 125. Featured on the cards are champion athletes outside of the "big four." The biggest of the Purple PMGs is Tiger Woods. He is joined by rival golfer Rory McIlroy, Mike Tyson, Hulk Hogan, Michael Phelps and Oscar de la Hoya.

The cards carry the distinctive classic PMG look, although the purple hasn't been used before. It's extremely bright, just the way PMG fans would have it.

Card backs carry a note of gratitude attributed to the late Richard McWilliam.

Previous Upper Deck cards have included memorabilia and autographs from company spokesmen, past and present, like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Derek Jeter, Mark McGwire and Kobe Bryant. Because of their rarity, many of these cards are in high demand.

2013 Upper Deck Employee Precious Metal Gems Purple Gallery

Click on the player's name or card image to shop for singles on eBay.

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2001 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Jersey Employee Card #170 325
$203.02
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2011 Upper Deck Employee Game Jersey #EC1 Cam Newton
$100.95
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2013 Upper Deck Employee Card - signed by Michael Jordan -authenticated
$326.23
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2013 Upper Deck Employee Exclusive Previous Metal Gems Rory McIlroy- 125 MADE
$100.00
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MARK McGWIRE BAT JERSEY 2002 Upper Deck Employee Game-Used Cardinals 127 350
$114.99
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Lebron James - 2003 Upper Deck Employee #LB-NPL03
$22.50
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PSA 10 LEBRON JAMES 2003 UPPER DECK EMPLOYEE THANK YOU JERSEY AUTO ROOKIE 450
$306.11
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2002 Upper Deck Mark McGwire Game-Used Cardinals Employee card 206 350
$15.50
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2001 Tiger Woods Upper Deck Tiger Slam 4 Employee Shirt 156 325 BGS 9 Mint
$1,300.00
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2003-04 Lebron James Upper Deck EMPLOYEE THREE COLOR PATCH MINT 1 1 ?
$700.00
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Tiger Woods Upper Deck "Tiger Slam" Employee memorabilia card 2001 94 325
$450.00
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TIGER WOODS 2001 UPPER DECK EMPLOYEE TIGER SLAM JERSEY BGS 9.5 ROOKIE # 325 SP!
$1,299.99
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TIGER WOODS 2001 UPPER DECK EMPLOYEE TIGER SLAM JERSEY BGS 9 ROOKIE # 325
$995.00
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MARK McGWIRE 2002 02 UPPER DECK EMPLOYEE GAME USED JERSEY SP 350
$149.99
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2001 Tiger Woods Upper Deck Tiger Slam 4 Employee Shirt 252 325
$500.99
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2003 Upper Deck Employee LEBRON JAMES #LBNPL03 RC BGS 9 (9.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5)
$250.00
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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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