Authenticity has been a central theme to Upper Deck products since the companys
inception in 1988. The company revolutionized trading cards using sophisticated
printing technology to improve the overall quality of products and adding a trademark
hologram that prevented them from being counterfeited. In 1992, Upper Deck expanded
the companys focus on authenticity to include fine autographed sports memorabilia
backed by a patented five-step authentication process which guarantees fans are
receiving genuine autographs.
The heart of the five-step process is the companys policy that an Upper Deck
representative must witness each autograph signed by any one of its stable of high-profile
athletes including Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Ken Griffey Jr., Peyton Manning, and
Kevin Garnett to name a few.
Today Upper Deck dedicates more resources than any other sports collectibles and
memorabilia company to ensure the authenticity of its products.