When Upper Deck was founded in 1988, counterfeit trading cards were
rampant in the marketplace. As interest in the collectible cardboard heightened
so did forgers schemes to dupe fans. In the quest to create a superior trading card,
Upper Deck knew it would have to make products that were difficult for forgers to
imitate. The company researched available technologies and decided to include a
security hologram on all Upper Deck trading cards.
The security hologram that appears on all Upper Deck trading cards is made of the
same material used to encode drivers licenses, passports and other important
government documents. Hologram foil is costly, difficult to acquire and impossible
to imitate. Thanks to this trademark innovation, no Upper Deck trading card has
ever been counterfeited.