The 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection has been revealed, and it's quite the haul. Each five-card pack will include three game-used memorabilia cards or one autograph and two game-used memorabilia cards. Many of the memorabilia cards in the product contain multi-swatch versions, with some containing as many as eight game-used memorabilia swatches on one card. Every four-pack hobby box will contain a six and eight game-used memorabilia swatch card on average.
Some of the rare inserts in the set should get collectors excited. The first is the MLB Logo Patch card that includes the actual MLB logo from a game-used jersey of the player featured. The next insert set is the MLB Jersey Tag cards that feature the jersey manufacturer's tag on the card. The last is the MLB Jersey Button cards that have the authentic buttons from the game-used jersey embedded on the card front.
"The exciting part for collectors with 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection is that it is only available in hobby shops and the product
is limited," said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck's senior brand manager. "That means collectors will have a much better opportunity of pulling some of the more unique inserts like the logo, tag and button cards. These cards really bring sports fans closer to the player as well as the game."
Also found in the 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection are the Yankee Stadium Legacy insert cards. Additionally, 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection will be the only baseball release of the year that has the ultra-rare Moments in Time Dual Cut Signatures cards of famous personalities tied to Yankee Stadium, such as Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, who both celebrated mass there.
The other great insert in 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection is the Signs of History exchange cards. This insert set features an authentic cut autograph of a former U.S. President and collectors have hailed these cards as some of the most valuable in today's market. These cards have been selling for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars online and at shows.
Collectors can find 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection in stores now. Each five-card pack carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.