Daisuke Matsuzaka has agreed to an exclusive autograph and Upper Deck. The first of his exclusive in-pack autographs and memorabilia cards will be included in Upper Deck’s Goudey Baseball (releases Aug. 23), UD Future Stars (mid-September), SP Rookie Edition Baseball (Sept. 6) and UD Masterpieces Baseball (mid-October).
“We are excited to be able to bring Dice K’s autographs to collectors exclusively,” said Louise Curcio, VP of marketing for Upper Deck. “We are seeing similar demand with ‘Dice-K’ as we did in 2001 with Albert Pujols. The baseball card market has been hungry for a rookie to come along like this and Dice K is certainly living up to expectations.”