Upper Deck Issues Commemorative Set of Kobe

In 2008-09 MVP Basketball, Upper Deck is celebrating the reigning NBA MVP with a special insert set that chronicles every NBA game Kobe played last season. With these cards falling one in every other pack, fans of the “Black Mamba” should enjoy putting together this set with relative ease. Upper Deck has added a special chase element to this release by including exchange cards for framed uncut sheets of the Kobe Bryant MVP set.

Each eight-card pack of MVP carries a suggested retail price of just $1.99 and averages 24 rookie cards and one game-used card per box. There are a variety of exciting chase elements in 2008-09 MVP Basketball like dual autograph cards, patch cards and rare “1-of-1” cards that are sure to make basketball collectors stand up and cheer.
 
“The main goal behind 2008-09 MVP Basketball was to deliver significant value and I think we’ve accomplished that,” said Tone Stakes, Upper Deck’s associate brand manager for Basketball. “Basketball fans can find a rookie card in every pack, a Kobe Bryant MVP insert card in every other pack and plenty of other exciting content. Most Americans are tight with their pocket books right now, but 2008-09 MVP Basketball provides them with an affordable and enjoyable collecting experience.”

The set hist Sept. 30:

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:
o       Find one memorabilia card or autograph per box, on average!
o       Look for Kobe Bryant MVP insert cards, chronicling every game from his award-winning 2007-08 season!
o       Look for Hobby-exclusive 1-of-1 parallels of the entire 260-card base set!
o       Find one MVP Rookie card in every pack, on average!
o       Look for Dual Memorabilia and Patch cards!
 
PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:
             Autographed Cards
o       Signatures Required
 
        Memorabilia Cards
o       Game Night Souvenirs
o       Star Combos Dual Memorabilia
o       Game Night Souvenirs Patch (# to 25)
o       Star Combos Dual Patch (# to 25)
 
        Inserts and Parallels
o       Base Set/Subset Silver Script Parallel
o       Base Set/Subset Gold Script Parallel (# to 100)
o       Base Set/Subset Super Script Parallel (# to 1)
o       Kobe Bryant MVP
o       Ultimate Victory
                                
Regular Cards, Subsets and Rookies
o       Base Set – 170 Cards
o       Team MVPs – 30 Cards
o       MVP Rookies – 40 Cards
o       MVP Legends – 20 Cards

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