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UD Timelines Baseball Brings Back Classic Styles

Upper Deck uses some of its most famous designs featuring today’s brightest stars inside this new set, available now.

Many of Upper Deck’s designs since the company’s inception in 1989 are now well-known in hobby circles. As a way of celebrating these classic designs, Upper Deck releases 2008 Timelines Baseball, where many of the company’s card designs have returned home.

The aesthetics may be time-honored, but the players featured are from the 2008 season. This gives collectors a great opportunity of finding rookie cards of standouts like Jay Bruce, Evan Longoria and Clayton Kershaw in these classic designs.

Collectors will find on average, one card each with designs from 1992 UD Minor League, 1995 SP Top Prospects and 2004 UD Timeless Teams in every eight-card pack. Cards with the designs from the 1993 and 1995 SP brands will be a little tougher to pull. To make the product even more exciting, Upper Deck has included rare autograph versions of these cards that will fall – on average – two per box.

“It’s really a different pack-opening experience when you see some of the designs from years past in a new product,” said Gabriel Garcia, Upper Deck’s associate brand manager for baseball. “It was an amazing season for baseball, and this is a great way to chronicle it in a different way. We’ve heard a good deal of excitement about collectors wanting to find autograph versions of the 1993 and 1995 SP designs in particular, so now they have their chance.”

Collectors will find that 2008 Upper Deck Timelines Baseball is not without its share of chase elements as well. Lucky collectors could open packs yielding “Yankee Stadium Legacy” memorabilia cards, “Signs of History” exchange cards for cut-autograph cards from former U.S. Presidents and “Timeline Cut Signature” cards of some of the game’s greatest deceased heroes.

Collectors can find 2008 Upper Deck Timelines Baseball in stores now.

o Classic designs from past Upper Deck products such as 1993 SP, 2004 Legends Timeless Teams, and 1995 SP Top Prospects highlight the 8 different subsets which comprise the base set
o Two autographed cards per box, on average
o Six Short Prints in each hobby PACK, on average
o Over 100 SP’s, inserts, and parallels in each BOX, on average
o Yankee Stadium Legacy inserts 1:4 packs
o Yankee Stadium Legacy Memorabilia Cards
o Signs of History Cards
o Timeline Cut Signature Cards


Base Set and Subsets
o Base Set
o Rookie card subset (50 cards) (1:1 pack)
o 1992 UD Minor League regular subset (30 cards) (1:1 pack)
o 1995 SP Top Prospects regular subset (50 cards) (1:1 pack)
o 2004 UD Timeless Team subset (100 cards) (1:1 pack)
o 1993 SP Rookie Card subset (25 cards) (1:3 packs)
o 1995 SP Rookie Card subset (25 cards) (1:6 packs)

Inserts and Parallel Cards
o Base Card Gold Parallel (50 cards) (1:6 packs)
o Base Rookie Gold Parallel (50 cards) (1:12 packs)
o 1994 UD All-Time Heroes 20th Anniversary Parallel
o 2004 UD Timeless Gold Parallel (#ed to 25)

Autograph Cards (two per box, on average)
o 1994 UD All-Time Heroes Autograph Parallel (#ed up to 99)
o 1995 SP Top Prospects Autograph Parallel (#ed to 95)
o 2004 UD Timeless Autograph Parallel
o 1993 SP Rookie Autograph Parallel (#’ed to 93)
o 1995 SP Rookie Autograph Parallel (#’ed to 95)
o 18U USA Baseball Signatures
o Timeline Cut Signatures (#ed up to 99)

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