Innovative new content and limited production of only 10,000 sets will increase demand for this latest box set
North Las Vegas, NV (May 8, 2008) – One of the most exciting components of collecting baseball cards is to speculate on young prospects in the hopes they will become huge stars in the future. Nowhere is there a better crop of young talent than with the USA Baseball National Teams whose alumni include the likes of Scott Kazmir, Dustin Pedroia, Troy Tulowitzki and Justin Upton to name a few. Upper Deck is proud to partner with the National Governing Body to produce the annual USA Baseball National Teams Box Set for the prospect laden 2007 National and Junior National Teams.
The base set is deep with sixty cards featuring the National and Junior National Teams. There is no shortage of content as well, boasting seven autograph cards and two game-used memorabilia cards per box. Adding to the chase are rare multi-signed cards as well.
“We are pleased to once again have Upper Deck manufacturing the Box Set as part of our licensing partnership,” said David Perkins, USA Baseball’s Chief Operating Officer. “Since the first Box Set release by Upper Deck in 2002, the product has become one of the hobby’s most anticipated products by both collectors and USA Baseball fans.”
Collectors will not need to wait long to find these sets as Upper Deck plans to have them in the market by late May. However, Upper Deck will only be producing 10,000 sets and with so much autograph and game-used content, it’s likely these sets will not be on store shelves for very long. Each 69-card set will carry a suggested retail price of $64.95.
“The USA Baseball National Teams Box Sets are extremely popular every year, but we really spent a lot of time working with them this year to make sure the content was a home run,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s Baseball brand manager. “From great player selection to providing exciting chase with a much better mix of higher-end elements than in years prior, we are confident the Box Sets will be extremely desirable in the hobby.”
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About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body of amateur baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The organization selects and trains the United States Olympic Baseball Team (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball National Team (collegiate); the USA Baseball 18U, 16U and 14U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year. For more information on USA Baseball, visit www.usabaseball.com.