FIRST LOOK: Upper Deck’s Alabama Football


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Roll Tide!

Upper Deck is readying a new school-centered football product for The University of Alabama.

The long checklist will include some of the all-time greats for Alabama such as Bart Starr, Joe Namath and, of course, Bear Bryant.

A hobby box will consist of 24 packs with eight cards in each pack. There are 100 cards in the base checklist with 90 regular cards and 10 Roll Tide Through the Years.

There are several inserts for the Alabama set with many of the cards autographed.

There is autograph in every hobby box with two Crimson Tide Icons cards. Each pack has two to three inserts as well.

Some of the autographs include Nick Saban, Namath, Ken Stabler, Shaun Alexander, Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson.

This isn’t the first time Upper Deck has given this type of treatment to school. It has done Oklahoma and Texas in the past.

Alabama Football is scheduled to come out Sept. 25.

Susan Lulgjuraj is the editor of Beckett Football magazine. You can email Susan here with ideas, comments and questions. Follow her on Twitter here.


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  1. m. powell 1 November, 2012 at 15:02

    I haven’t purchased it because the simple matter that, among others, the following players were not included, Pat Trammell, Cecil Dowdy and Johnny Musso. Dowdy, was the greatest undersized offensive lineman in Bama history, Trammell, who Coach Bryant said was his favorite player as well as favorite person, and Musso, Bama’s All-Time first team running back. All three were consensus All-Americans. But that’s not all, you don’t find any of the Hall boys or Ray Ogden or Gaylon McCollough or many other All-SEC players. Most of the ones included are deserving but not at the expense of leaving off any of the above players. Upper Deck maintains that ones not included is due to that player or his estate choosing not to be included or UD couldn’t find some players so I guess that’s the reason.
    No Musso, no Dowdy, no Trammell and others … that’s just so, so wrong.
    Sorry, but for now, I’ll pass on the set.

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