Kevin Love signs exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Upper Deck
By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor
Upper Deck has announced an exclusive multi-year deal with Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love. The agreement allows the company to produce a new line of signed memorabilia items which will include unique limited edition pieces in addition to jerseys, basketballs, and photos.
“Kevin Love is a great addition to our ever-growing portfolio of basketball superstars,” said Upper Deck’s President, Jason Masherah, via a press release. “We are excited to bring fresh and innovative products to his fans in across the globe, and we look forward to introducing some exclusive multi-signed items featuring Love with other Upper Deck athletes in the future.”
One of the showcase pieces in the Kevin Love collection available through the company’s website is a Shadow Box that has three fused acrylic layers that house two different photos and a signature. There is another which is curved and contains a photo of Love and a piece of game-used floor. Pieces pairing him with teammate LeBron James are also likely in the works since Upper Deck has an exclusive deal with him as well.
Love, who joined the Cavaliers via a trade prior to the 2014-15 season, helped his team to the NBA Finals in his first year there. This year, he has been off to a solid start with an average of over 18 points per game and ranks among the league leaders in total rebounds.
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