Upper Deck Ultimate Collection was gone but not totally. Once its own high-end release, it morphed into a regular insert in other sets. Well, it's back. 2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Football returns to its high-end roots, focusing on small boxes with plenty of potential pop.
Although 2013 rookies are featured heavily in the product, Ultimate Collection appears to have a lot more signatures from Hall of Fame and retired players than most NFL releases from Topps and Panini. Barry Sanders, Bo Jackson, Joe Namath, John Elway and even the seldom-seen Eddie George. With the overall lackluster appeal of the 2013 rookie class versus years past, expect these retired stars to draw the most interest.
2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Football is also the first set from the company to include live Andrew Luck cards, not redemptions.
Die-cut cards have regained popularity over the past couple of years. 2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Football combines the concept with book cards, adding a new crinkle to concepts.
Of the more plentiful cards in the product, Ultimate Rookie Signatures are some of the best. Numbered to either 265 or 99, most should be relatively affordable given the high-end nature of the product.
Our real-time hot list looks at the 30 most-watched auctions from 2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Football. It updates on its own, making it a convenient place to track the top hits and other cards generating the most attention.
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His 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.
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