USA Baseball Youth National Team joins the highly collectible Box Set
North Las Vegas, NV (May 16, 2008) – Upper Deck and USA Baseball are proud to announce some additional content sure to be perceived as a home-run with collectors. Also included in this year’s USA Baseball National Teams Box Set will be cards featuring the Japanese Collegiate All-Stars and the USA Baseball Youth National Team. Both are hotbeds of future talent and give collectors an amazing opportunity to invest on some truly fantastic prospects.
Also new to the Box Set are on-card autographs numbered as part of the regular issue set. Collectors will find seven autograph cards and two game-used memorabilia cards in each Box Set and two of the autograph cards will feature on-card autographs. This is the first time the USA Baseball National Team Box Sets will include hard-signed cards in each set.
With this new content and only 10,000 total sets being produced, these are certain to go quickly. The Box Sets will be live in stores at the end of May. Each 69-card set will carry a suggested retail price of $64.95.
“These are three very exciting additions to this year’s product and are very pleased with how we have been able to increase the content in the Box Set each year,” said David Perkins, USA Baseball’s Chief Operating Officer. “The USA Baseball National Team has played the Japanese Collegiate All-Stars each of the past 36 years and including cards of the Japanese team in the Box Set was a unique way to commemorate and honor the history of this series.”
“The inclusion of on-card autographs as part of the regular issue set will provide hobbyists with a much more enticing collectible,” said Steven Judd, Upper Deck’s Baseball product manager. “I know we are going to blow a lot of collectors away with some of the exciting inserts we produced for this year’s set. Flag cards, patch cards, press plates, multi-signed cards; you name it, it’s all in the Upper Deck USA Baseball National Team Box Set this year!”
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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.