Upper Deck to Feature Newest Celtic In First Edition Basketball Set to Release in September
Now that the dust has settled and the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics are readying themselves for the start of the season, Upper Deck shifts in to high gear and gets to work on delivering the best looking basketball cards capturing Kevin Garnett in his new green and white uniform. Garnett was added to a starting unit now boasting three NBA All-Star players – Paul Pierce and newcomer Ray Allen. Garnett will make his Celtics debut in Upper Deck’s First Edition Basketball (SRP $.99 per retail pack) in early September.
Garnett, a 10-time All-Star, has been a fixture in Upper Deck and Fleer Basketball cards and Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia since the early years of his star studded career in the “association”.
“Garnett has been a tremendous presence since day one of his NBA career,” said Joe Fallon, Director of Product Development for Upper Deck. “He is one of those once in a generation basketball players which the hobby has always had a tremendous amount of respect for. This trade definitely switches the balance of power in the East and will definitely drive an increase in his collectibility. He’s always been an ‘A’ player, now playing in an ‘A’ market can only mean good things for Kevin, Upper Deck and Fleer Basketball products, and the NBA as a whole.”
Upper Deck’s cards are widely recognized as having the most long-term value and collectibility due to the company’s careful management of each player’s items.
“We have had a long-standing relationship with Kevin and are excited for the next phase of his career to begin as he is moving to a team with a rich history and a very loyal and passionate fan and collector base,” added Tim Muret, Vice President of Upper Deck Authenticated.
UDA is the leading authority on authentic items and will look to create products featuring Garnett in his Celtics uniform.
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