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Coming Up: UD's Draft Edition Basketball

Many of this year’s top lottery picks, as well as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan will have special autographed inserts sprinkled throughout this product.
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Upper Deck will release an impressive Draft Edition Basketball trading card set in July, one in which many of this year’s top lottery picks will be appearing complete with autographed inserts. Several of the top players selected during the 2009 NBA Draft will be featured in the set including James Harden, the No. 3 pick overall; Ricky Rubio, No. 5; Jonny Flynn, No. 6; and Stephen Curry, No. 7.

“We are very exited about this set,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s basketball brand manager. “Collectors always expect great basketball cards from Upper Deck and this collection will include a great mix of players past and present, and a terrific amount of autograph cards from some of the league’s best talent.”

Beyond the inclusion of several of this weekend’s top NBA Draft picks, the 133-card overall set will also include Upper Deck’s “Big Three” of exclusive basketball spokesmen: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan. All three spokesmen will have autographed cards appearing in Draft Edition’s “Alma Mater” insert collection.

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Other basketball greats who will be appearing in this set include Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. What’s more, even golf sensation Tiger Woods will have a card inside the Alma Mater lineup.

Upper Deck’s 2009-10 NBA Draft Edition set is scheduled to land on store shelves July 28.