Sleeper Football Cards: 2011 Upper Deck Football Stripe Redemptions

Sleeper Football Cards: 2011 Upper Deck Football Stripe Redemptions

A few of the more intriguing cards seeded in 2011 Upper Deck Football are without a doubt the ever tempting 100, 25 and 15 stripe redemption cards. Pulling one of these stripe cards will entitle you to either 100, 25 or 15 of that player's base card. While tempting to redeem, the history of stripe cards suggests that it's the collector who resists the urge to cash in that ultimately wins in the end.

The answer to the stripe dilemma is found in 1991 Wild Card Football. The set featured a similar stripe system, only Wild Card's was an inflated 90's version - featuring 1,000, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 stripe parallels. Those who didn't cash in ended up winning big. Below is a quick glimpse at the value of Brett Favre's un-redeemed 1991 Wild Card Stripe cards.

  • 1991 Wild Card Draft 5 Stripe #119 - $40
  • 1991 Wild Card Draft 10 Stripe #119 - $80
  • 1991 Wild Card Draft 20 Stripe #119 - $120
  • 1991 Wild Card Draft 50 Stripe #119 - $250
  • 1991 Wild Card Draft 100 Stripe #119 - $300
  • 1991 Wild Card Draft 1000 Stipe #119 - $1,500

Here's the best ways to think of a stripe card - how many times have you wished you could trade a stack of regular cards for one bigger and better card? The stripe card asks each collector who pulls one that very question. What will your answer be should you get your hands on one of Upper Deck Football's finite finds?

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Brett is a former contributor to The Cardboard Connection.

User Comments

  1. I used to love Wild Card. I got burned by them big time though. After busting a bunch of boxes, I sent a whole 800 count box of cards to be upgraded to stripe cards not long before the company shut down and my cards ended up lost forever.

  2. Wow i remember wild card from when I was a pup. cool cards, sorry to hear about your loss Offy!

  3. Your example of using Favre’s Wild Card stripe card actually goes against your claim. If you had traded the 1000-stripe card in for 200 5-stripe cards, you would have $8000 worth of 5-stripe cards. Even if you sold them at 80% off book, your 200 cards would be worth $100 more than the 1000-stripe Favre.

  4. I’m looking for an unreleased 1991 Wild Card 1000 Stripe. The card has Barry Sanders, William Sanders and H.O. Shaffer on it. It’s labeled All Time Great Backs. It came as a mystery card.

    Anyone have any info on it? I can’t seem to find anything on the internet about where I can try to buy one.

    Thank u

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