Upper Deck Unveils Super Bowl XLIV Box Set

To honor the New Orleans Saints franchise’s first ever Super Bowl victory on February 7, 2010, Upper Deck is set to release an impressive Super Bowl XLIV collectible box set of football cards on March 9. The 50-card collection captures many of the thrills and chills racked up during the NFL’s latest battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The memorable contest between the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts and the NFC Champion Saints ended with New Orleans pulling out an exciting 31-17 victory.
“Never before in their 44-year history had the Saints made it to the Super Bowl, much less won the Super Bowl,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s Football brand manager. “Their convincing victory over the favored Colts will go down as one of the greatest Super Bowl games ever played. We’re just proud that Upper Deck is able to put together something special to commemorate this first-time achievement for the City of New Orleans and its rabid football fans.”
In addition to sporting 40 regular player cards from the Saints’ winning roster this past season, the set includes five “Season Highlight” cards along with four “Post-Season Memorable Moments” cards that show the following unforgettable passages from Super Bowl XLIV: 1.) Pierre Thomas’s 16-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter; 2.) the unpredictable onside kick recovered by the Saints to start the second half; 3.) Jeremy Shockey’s two-yard touchdown reception that put New Orleans in front 22-17; and Tracy Porter’s game-clinching 74-yard interception return that sealed the Colts’ fate with 3:12 left in the game.
The 50th card in the set is an impressive Super Bowl MVP keepsake of Saints QB Drew Brees, while an oversized (3.5” x 5”) commemorative card showing the Saints celebrating Porter’s touchdown return adds the finishing touch. The set will be available nationwide at hobby shops and retail outlets starting next month.

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