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Default Go For the Gold with 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Baseball

Go For the Gold with 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Baseball



The “Sports Royalty” autograph insert cards feature some of the greatest U.S. athletes of all time!



North Las Vegas, NV (August 26 2008) – The games in China have closed, but interest in U.S. athletes is on the rise. Upper Deck is proud to offer sports fans the opportunity to collect autograph cards of some of the greatest U.S. athletes of all time with 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Baseball’s “Sports Royalty” insert set. This set includes famous athletes from a variety of sports, but there is an extremely strong contingent of both former and current members of the U.S. team included.



Below is a checklist of the famous American athletes included in the set:



Athlete
Event
Achievements

Amy Van Dyken
Swimming
6 gold medals, 4 in Atlanta

Bruce Jenner
Decathlon
Gold medal in Montreal

Cael Sanderson
Wrestling
Gold medal in Athens

Cynthia Cooper
Basketball
1 gold, 1 bronze

Dan O'Brien
Decathlon
Gold medal in Atlanta

Gary Hall Jr.
Swimming
5 golds, 10 medals total

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Track & Field
3 golds, 6 medals total

Janet Evans
Swimming
4 golds, 1 silver

Jenny Thompson
Swimming
8 golds, 12 medals total

Julie Foudy
Soccer
2 golds, 1 silver

Kerri Strug
Gymnastics
1 gold, 1 bronze

Kerri Walsh
Beach Volleyball
2 golds

Matt Biondi
Swimming
8 golds, 11 medals total

Misty May-Treanor
Beach Volleyball
2 golds

Phil Dalhausser
Beach Volleyball
Gold medal in Beijing

Rulon Gardner
Wrestling
1 gold, 1 bronze

Sanya Richards
Track & Field
1 gold, 1 bronze

Todd Rogers
Beach Volleyball
Gold medal in Beijing




“We felt it was important to highlight the achievements of some of the best American athletes of all-time with this set,” said Chris Carlin, Upper Deck’s hobby marketing manager. “Collectors will obviously feel a sense of pride when pulling these cards. They serve as a way to bring sports fans even closer to the games.”



Sports fans can find 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Baseball in stores now. Each eight-card pack carries a suggested retail price of just $4.99. These athletes own the gold, find their autograph cards and you own history.



CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:

o Look for Original Goudey Baseball Buyback cards, one per case on average!

o One memorabilia card per box and one autographed card per box, on average!

o One Sports Royalty Autograph per case, on average!

o Yankee Stadium Legacy Inserts randomly inserted!

o Yankee Stadium Legacy Memorabilia Cards and Yankee Buybacks Randomly Inserted!



PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:



Regular Cards( All Standard Card Size)

o 200 Regular Cards

o 30 Regular Cards SP

o 20 Goudey Presidents SP

o 20 1936 Goudey Black and White SP

o 60 Sports Royalty SP



Inserts and Parallel Cards

o Goudey 1934 Sized Parallels ( Seven per box, on average)

o Berk Ross Hit Parade of Champions



Autograph and Memorabilia Cards (2 per box, on average)

o Goudey Memorabilia

o Goudey Graphs

o Sports Royalty Autographs

o Goudey Cut Signatures (#’d to 1)
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