Thursday, March 12, 2009

First Look: 2009 Upper Deck Philadelphia Football

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We got a new preview today, and to me its just Goudey in football terms. To everyone else who loves retro sets, this is guiding light from above. Not only do you get the Philadelphia football set with current players and other stuff, but you also get the 1935 National Chicle mini set that is one of the most recognizable sets ever produced.

Im glad this is coming out, not because I will buy any, but because Mayo was a complete disappointment in every way. I hate retro sets, but a lot of collectors out there have made them the most bankable venture in the industry. If UD can have success with this, I assume that more collectors will come to football and bring their money with them. If MLB goes Topps, this may be their only outlet for UD retro.

Regardless of my feelings on Retro sets in general, I think it looks pretty nice. There was so much more in the preview that I didnt have time to crop, please go view the slideshow at the normal place. I think UD may have found the next big thing.


  1. I like the retro's to a point As far as football I don't have any this maybe a set I might buy a few packs of to get a feel for them, call me stupid but what does the philadelphia mean? Grant. old school pack buster

  2. Its the name of one of the sets from the 60s or 70s. I cant remember. Its a popular and widely collected set, I know that.

  3. Check your email I just sent you one in regards to sending you some Vikings cards if you want them. Grant

  4. I am growing to like 'retro' sets less and less with each passing year. seriously, are card designers so poor in the artistic department that they can't come up with anything original? Bleh.

  5. Philadelphia Gum company had the license for producing NFL cards from 1964 to 1967, prior to the merger of the NFL and AFL. The design being used by UD this year is the 1964 design, which is generally considered to be the best-looking of the four sets, although the 1966 set is more popular because it contains the RC's of Gayle Sayers and Dick Butkus.

    After looking at the PowerPoint presentation I will probably buy a completed set rather than boxes because of all the nonsensical non-sports inserts (Woodstock, Obama, Vietnam War, etc.).