2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Trading Cards

2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Trading Cards

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Easily one of the most diverse product releases each year, 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions is back with a wide variety of collecting goodies. Every hobby box yields three hits from a group that includes autographs, single or dual memorabilia cards, manufactured patch cards, original art cards and audio booklets.

The 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions base set comes in at an even 100 cards. There are also 25 Black & White Short Prints and 25 Black & White Portrait Short Prints.

Mini Cards add more depth to the base set and feature a good mix of parallels. These include Canvas, Cloth (#/35), Wood (#/25), Leather (#/15) and Gold (1/1).

Boasting all on-card signatures, the autograph lineup in 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions features several options. Baseball Rookie Autographs (1:60 packs) pick up the numbering after the base and short prints. Goodwin Autographs (1:36 packs) are the most common signed cards, while the more rare pulls include Goudey Autographs (1:560 packs), Sports Royalty Autographs (1:2,560 packs), Monster Artist Autographs (#/25) and Goodwin Cut Signatures.

Tiger Woods, Mike Tyson, LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky and Peyton Manning are some of the top names found in Goudey Autographs and the Sports Royalty Autographs sets. Also, Shaquille O’Neal, Kurt Warner, Marcus Allen, Maria Sharapova, Mike Ditka, Stan Lee, Teemu Selanne and Johnny Manziel are among the new signers for Goodwin Champions.

Memorabilia cards are equally well represented in 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions, with Goodwin Memorabilia (1:24 packs) and Goodwin Black & White Memorabilia (1:320 packs) cards, Goudey Athletes Memorabilia (1:80 packs) and Goudey Personalities Memorabilia (1:1,280 packs) cards, and Sports Royalty Memorabilia (1:320 packs) and Sports Royalty Dual Swatch Memorabilia (1:2,560 packs) cards. All memorabilia sets also have a numbered Premium Series parallel.

While collectors were treated to World War I relics in 2014 Goodwin Champions, the focus of the Museum Collection Relics in 2015 is centered on the Roaring Twenties. These unique relic cards include embedded pieces from items such as a signed check from Elliott Ness, an Al Capone wire photo, a Model T ignition key, a Louis Armstrong 78 record, a flapper's clothing, political pinbacks and the shell casing from a Tommy Gun used in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Adding a modern touch to a classic moment, Historical Rhetoric Audio Booklet Cards feature a two-panel design that includes an audio clip from a noteworthy event in history. Audio subjects include John F. Kennedy Jr., Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Apollo 11.

Picking up from the first installment in 2014 that featured The Dawn of Complex Life, Origin of Species Patch Cards (1:64 packs) are back in 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions. The theme is the Age of Dinosaurs, with a specific focus on Herbivores, Predators, Armored, Marine, Large Predator and Flying. The final installment of the three-year insert set comes in 2016 with the Age of Mammals.

Game of Chance cards are a new addition that mimics the look of painted playing cards and uses lenticular technology. The 54-card set falls, on average, four per case (1:80 packs). There are also Game of Chance Artist Autographs, numbered to 25.

2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions is also the site of the final release for Goodwin Masterpieces Art of the Ages Paintings (1/1). Up to 300 new cards are included, featuring new renditions of classic paintings from Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro and Michelangelo.

Monster Update (1:1,800 packs) offers new additions to the Monsters 3-D insert set that was prominently featured in 2014.

Finally, Goudey Athletes (1:5 packs), Goudey Personalities (1:20 packs) inserts round out the product.

Estimated Release Date: 7/1/15
Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Multi-Sport Card
Target Audience: Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors, Set Builders, Collectors with Diverse Interests

2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Box Break

  • 3 Total Autographs, Memorabilia, Manufactured Patch, Masterpieces, Museum Relics or Audio Booklets
  • 5 Mini Parallel Cards
  • 10 Black & White High Series SPs
  • 5 Goudey Insert Cards
  • 1 Goudey Personalities Insert Card
  • 100 Total Cards

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Please note that the following images are mock-ups and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change.

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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