2009 Philadelphia Football - Take a trip back through history - 8/4/09 Release
Bring back the bygone era where historical cards meet present day collectability. 2009 Philadelphia combines unique and nostalgic themes with the modern heroes of today. Some of the greatest designs in the history of the Hobby are utilized in this new addition to the Upper Deck portfolio.
• 1964 Philadelphia Base Set (300)
• The Story of Barack Obama (25)
• Woodstock 40th Anniversary (5)
• The Vietnam War (10)
• The Election Years (11)
• NFL Stars in Action (49)
• 1935 National Chicle
• 1935 5x7 National Chicle R311 (1 per box!)
Box Break: (on average)
– One (1) Autograph
– Two (2) Memorabilia Cards
– Fifteen (15) base set short prints
– One (1) 5x7 National Chicle R311
– Four (4) National Chicle Inserts
Case Break: (on average)
– One (1) 5x7 National Chicle R311 Autograph
– One (1) 1935 National Chicle Auto
– 2-3 Original Philadelphia Buybacks
- Celebrate the famous Philadelphia card sets of the 1960s and collect retro cards of all 32 NFL Teams!
- Card designs pick up the famous looks from the early years of football trading cards when the Philadelphia Company was producing sets
- One (1) over-sized 5x7 1935 National Chicle R311 card in every box featuring current NFL Rookies and superstars!
- Including one (1) autographed over-sized card per case
- One (1) autograph in every box! (All autographs signed on the card!)
- Two (2) memorabilia cards per box!
- Four (4) 1935 National Chicle cards featuring the exact size of that historic set per box!
- Look for original 1960s Philadelphia buyback cards!
Autograph Cards (1 per box, on average):
o 1935 National Chicle R311 (1 per case)
o 1935 National Chicle
o Philadelphia Signatures
Memorabilia Cards (2 per box, on average):
o Philadelphia Fabrics
Inserts and Parallels:
o 1935 National Chicle R311 Over-sized
o 1935 National Chicle
o 1964 Philadelphia Base Set – 200 cards
o The Story of Barack Obama
o Woodstock 40th Anniversary
o The Vietnam War
o The Election Years
o NFL Stars in Action
“Football cards have always reflected the times of the game, and that certainly was the case in the 1960s,” said David Lee, Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s editor. “The NFL was getting wise to licensing control, and in 1964 granted a license to the Philadelphia Gum Company. Topps was forced to settle for AFL cards, and from 1964-1967, Philadelphia was the sole manufacture for NFL player cards. Coincidently, the AFL was a legitimate pro football league by this time and would merge with the mighty NFL in 1970. So, trading cards in the 1960s really serve as a history lesson to the changing landscape of pro football during that time, and the Philadelphia sets were a huge part of that.”
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