2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football Checklist, Details

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2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football looks back three decades to the last time the Fighting Irish won the National Championship. Exclusive to Upper Deck e-Pack, the product has a digital-only base set but physical parallels, inserts and autographs that collectors can add to their collection.

Base Set

The 2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football base set takes a different approach than most sports card products. And that’s before you get into the whole digital-physical aspects. Rather than centering on players, the 100-card checklist covers the season from start to finish. It breaks down big plays, moments and events leading to the National Championship.

Regular base cards are only done in digital form. However, there are three levels of parallels that can be delivered. Rainbow parallels are created when you combine ten digital cards. Every other pack of 2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football has a Gold parallel. Finally, there’s a Blue version that’s numbered to 88.

Autographs

Each 2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football box comes with an autograph. Most of these fall under the Fighting Irish Signatures banner. Raghib Ismail and Lou Holtz are among the nearly 30 signers. Select cards have inscribed ’88 National Champions and Go Irish parallels.

South Bend Standouts has a signed version with each card numbered to 25.

Rounding out the signatures are a Dual and Quad Autograph card. However, these are not in packs. They can only be obtained through e-Pack achievements aimed at completists and set builders.

Inserts

Filling out the 2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football checklist is a pair of additional insert.

South Bend Standouts (1:5 packs) highlight key players from the team. There’s also Defining Moments (1:4 packs) that pick not only big moments but spotlight other accomplishments and records from the season. Both insert sets have 20 cards available in packs plus two additional achievement cards.

Upper Deck’s e-Pack platform has collectors open digital packs on the program’s website. Physical cards can be delivered, although there is an additional cost. The e-Pack website is also active with lots of trading as collectors work on sets and hoard specific cards.

2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football at a glance:

Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 20
Boxes per case: 20
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: November 22, 2017

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographs – 1
• Defining Moments – 5
• South Bend Standouts – 4
• Gold Parallels – 10

2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football Checklist

Base

Base Set Checklist

100 cards.
Base cards are digital-only. Parallels have physical versions and can be delivered.

Parallels:

• Gold – 1:2 packs
• Rainbow – combine 10 digital base cards
• Blue – /88

1 Newcomers
2 Reggie Ho’s First FG
3 Tony Brooks 19 YD Scamper
4 Arnold Ale Fumble Recovery
5 Reggie Ho Kicks for 12
6 ND Defense Holds the Wolverines
7 16 Tackles for Michael Stonebreaker
8 Irish Run Game Piles up 226 Yards
9 ND Offense Sets up the First FG
10 Rocket Blocks the Punt
11 Coach Credits Poise
12 Tony Rice Scores from Eight Yards Out
13 Michael Stonebreaker Picks off the Pass
14 Mark Green Goes for 125 on the Ground
15 State Held to just 89 Rushing Yards
16 Notre Dame Runs Over Michigan State
17 Tony Rice Opens the Scoring
18 Tony Rice Hits Derek Brown for a TD
19 54 Yard TD for Rocket
20 Mark Green Goes in for the TD
21 Defense Forces Five Turnovers
22 Rice Connects with Brooks for Another TD
23 Irish D Holds the Boilermakers
24 Team Victory
25 Ned Bolcar Picks it up at the One Yard Line
26 Tony Rice Kicks off the Scoring
27 Green Punches it In at the Goal Line
28 Four First Half Rushing TD’s
29 Derek Brown TD Makes it 35-7
30 Cardinal Held to Just 59 Yards on the Ground
31 Irish Offense Hits from All Angles
32 Rice Runs for 107 and Passes for 129
33 Tony Rice Back Where it Began
34 Chris Zorich Fumble Recovery
35 Tony Brooks Runs for 52 Yards
36 Tony Rice Ties it up 7-7
37 Anthony Johnson TD Puts Irish up 7
38 Reggie Ho Gives Irish the Lead
39 Braxston L. Banks Gives Irish the Lead
40 Mark Green TD Seals the Deal
41 Tony Rice Starts off the Scoring Against Miami
42 Rice and Rocket Connect on Third Down
43 Braxston L. Banks Gives Irish the Lead
44 Pat Terrell Picks off Walsh and Scores
45 Momentum Shift
46 Pat Eilers TD Makes it 28-21 Irish
47 Touchdown or Fumble?
48 Pat Terrell Stops the Hurricanes
49 Wes Pritchett Makes 15 Tackles with Broken Hand
50 Incredible Game for Frank Stams
51 Fumble Recovery by Pat Terrell
52 Mark Green Opens the Scoring
53 Tony Rice Runs in for a TD
54 Rushing TD for Anthony Johnson
55 Brooks Goes 42 Yards for the Touchdown
56 Rice Leads the Irish Offense vs. Air Force
57 Notre Dame D Shuts out Air Force in 2nd Half
58 Tony Rice Sets the Irish QB Rushing Record
59 Fumble!
60 Derek Brown Gives the Irish a 7-0 Lead
61 Irish Run Over Navy
62 29 Yard Field Goal from Reggie Ho
63 Stingy D
64 Ryan Mihalko Scores on a One Yard Plunge
65 A Sloppy ‘W’ 66 Dee-Fense!
67 Rocket Returns the Kickoff for a TD
68 Johnson Scores Two TD’s on the Ground
69 Rice Connects with Brown for 41
70 Tony Brooks Scores from the Goal Line
71 Wes Pritchett Picks up the Fumble
72 Rocket with Another Kickoff Return TD
73 Return to Form
74 Chris Zorich leads the Irish D
75 Tony Rice Strikes First Against USC
76 Second Quarter TD for Green
77 Rocket Reels in 67 Yard TD Pass
78 Irish Pile up the Yards
79 Irish D Shuts Down Lions
80 Standout Game for Jeff Alm
81 Tony Rice Leads Irish in Rushing
82 Seniors Snap Streak
83 No. 1 Faces No. 2
84 Rice’s 65 Yard TD Opens up the Scoring
85 George Streeter Picks off Peete
86 Mark Green Puts Irish up 14-0
87 Stan Smagala Takes it to the House
88 Fourth Quarter TD Run from Mark Green
89 Another Standout Performance for Stams
90 Four Turnovers for the Irish D
91 Ned Bolcar Steps In
92 Anthony Johnson Caps off 61 Yard Drive
93 Big Reception for Derek Brown
94 Tony Rice to Derek Brown
95 Rice to Rocket for a TD
96 Pat Terrell with Another Huge INT
97 Reggie Ho Splits the Uprights
98 Offensive MVP Tony Rice
99 Stams Takes Home Defensive Honors
100 Irish Win Fiesta Bowl

Blue Diamond Achievement Checklist

1 card.

Not in packs. Unlocked as an Achievement Card.

• Notre Dame Stadium

Gold Diamond Achievement Checklist

3 cards.

Not in packs. Unlocked as Achievement Cards.

• Notre Dame Stadium
• South Bend
• Fiesta Bowl Champions

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Autographs

2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Autographs Checklists

Dual Autographs Checklist

1 card.

Not in packs. Unlocked as an Achievement Card.

DA-RI Tony Rice/Raghib Ismail

Fighting Irish Signatures

29 cards.
1:21 packs.

FIS-AA Arnold Ale
FIS-AH Andy Heck
FIS-AJ Anthony Johnson
FIS-CS Corny Southall
FIS-CZ Chris Zorich
FIS-DB Derek Brown
FIS-DF D’Juan Francisco
FIS-DG Darrell Gordon
FIS-FS Frank Stams
FIS-GS George Streeter
FIS-LH Lou Holtz
FIS-MG Mark Green
FIS-MH Mike Heldt
FIS-MS Michael Stonebreaker
FIS-NB Ned Bolcar
FIS-PE Pat Eilers
FIS-PT Pat Terrell
FIS-RH Reggie Ho
FIS-RI Raghib Ismail
FIS-RM Ryan Mihalko
FIS-SA Steve Alaniz
FIS-SB Steve Belles
FIS-SK Scott Kowalkowski
FIS-SS Stan Smagala
FIS-TB Tony Brooks
FIS-TG Tim Grunhard
FIS-TI Tim Ryan
FIS-TR Tony Rice
FIS-WP Wesley Pritchett

Fighting Irish Signatures “’88 National Champions” Parallels Checklist

25 cards.
1:404 packs.

FIS-AH Andy Heck
FIS-CS Corny Southall
FIS-CZ Chris Zorich
FIS-DB Derek Brown
FIS-DF D’Juan Francisco
FIS-DG Darrell Gordon
FIS-FS Frank Stams
FIS-GS George Streeter
FIS-MG Mark Green
FIS-MH Mike Heldt
FIS-MS Michael Stonebreaker
FIS-NB Ned Bolcar
FIS-PE Pat Eilers
FIS-PT Pat Terrell
FIS-RH Reggie Ho
FIS-RM Ryan Mihalko
FIS-SA Steve Alaniz
FIS-SB Steve Belles
FIS-SK Scott Kowalkowski
FIS-SS Stan Smagala
FIS-TB Tony Brooks
FIS-TG Tim Grunhard
FIS-TI Tim Ryan
FIS-TR Tony Rice
FIS-WP Wesley Pritchett

Fighting Irish Signatures “Go Irish” Parallels Checklist

25 cards.
1:404 packs.

FIS-AH Andy Heck
FIS-CS Corny Southall
FIS-CZ Chris Zorich
FIS-DB Derek Brown
FIS-DF D’Juan Francisco
FIS-DG Darrell Gordon
FIS-FS Frank Stams
FIS-GS George Streeter
FIS-MG Mark Green
FIS-MH Mike Heldt
FIS-MS Michael Stonebreaker
FIS-NB Ned Bolcar
FIS-PE Pat Eilers
FIS-PT Pat Terrell
FIS-RH Reggie Ho
FIS-RM Ryan Mihalko
FIS-SA Steve Alaniz
FIS-SB Steve Belles
FIS-SK Scott Kowalkowski
FIS-SS Stan Smagala
FIS-TB Tony Brooks
FIS-TG Tim Grunhard
FIS-TI Tim Ryan
FIS-TR Tony Rice
FIS-WP Wesley Pritchett

Quad Autographs Checklist

1 card.

Not in packs. Unlocked as an Achievement Card.

QA-RHIH Tony Rice/Reggie Ho/Raghib Ismail/Lou Holtz

South Bend Standouts Signatures Checklist

20 cards.

SBS-1 Raghib Ismail /25
SBS-2 Reggie Ho /25
SBS-3 Frank Stams /25
SBS-4 Tony Brooks /25
SBS-5 Chris Zorich /25
SBS-6 Mark Green /25
SBS-7 Tim Grunhard /25
SBS-8 Darrell Gordon /25
SBS-9 Tony Rice /25
SBS-10 Scott Kowalkowski /25
SBS-11 Ned Bolcar /25
SBS-12 Andy Heck /25
SBS-13 Wesley Pritchett /25
SBS-14 Derek Brown /25
SBS-15 Pat Terrell /25
SBS-16 Michael Stonebreaker /25
SBS-17 Anthony Johnson /25
SBS-18 Stan Smagala /25
SBS-19 George Streeter /25
SBS-20 Mike Heldt /25

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Inserts

2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Inserts Checklists

Defining Moments Checklist

22 cards.
1:4 packs.

2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football Defining Moments

DM-0 and DM-00 are Achievement Cards and not in packs.

DM-0 Notre Dame vs. Miami
DM-00 Fiesta Bowl
DM-1 The Reggie Ho Game
DM-2 Zorich Delivers vs. Michigan
DM-3 Irish Run Over Spartans
DM-4 Irish Blow Out Purdue
DM-5 Irish Trounce Stanford
DM-6 Running Game Dominates Pitt
DM-7 Matchup of Undefeateds
DM-8 The Fightin’ Irish
DM-9 Pat Terrell Bats Pass
DM-10 Rice Sets QB Rushing Mark
DM-11 Rush Defense Stifles Air Force
DM-12 Notre Dame Ranked #1
DM-13 Ismail: Two Kick Return TD’s
DM-14 Notre Dame Runs Up the Score vs. Rice
DM-15 Irish Finally Defeat the Lions
DM-16 Tony Rice Rushing TD vs USC
DM-17 Stan Smagala Pick for TD
DM-18 Irish Defeat USC without Leading Rusher/ Receiver
DM-19 Career Day for Tony Rice
DM-20 Undefeated Season

South Bend Standouts

22 cards.
1:5 packs.

2017 Upper Deck Notre Dame 1988 Champions Football South Bend Standouts Andy Heck

SBS-0 and SBS-00 are Achievement Cards and not in packs.

SBS-0 Braxston L. Banks
SBS-00 Jeff Alm
SBS-1 Raghib Ismail
SBS-2 Reggie Ho
SBS-3 Frank Stams
SBS-4 Tony Brooks
SBS-5 Chris Zorich
SBS-6 Mark Green
SBS-7 Tim Grunhard
SBS-8 Darrell Gordon
SBS-9 Tony Rice
SBS-10 Scott Kowalkowski
SBS-11 Ned Bolcar
SBS-12 Andy Heck
SBS-13 Wesley Pritchett
SBS-14 Derek Brown
SBS-15 Pat Terrell
SBS-16 Michael Stonebreaker
SBS-17 Anthony Johnson
SBS-18 Stan Smagala
SBS-19 George Streeter
SBS-20 Mike Heldt

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