Sneak peek: 2008-09 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball

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Upper Deck released additional preview images and basic set information on Tuesday for 2008-09 Exquisite Basketball, which is scheduled to arrive in June.

Each five-card box contains one autographed rookie, one additional autographed card, one more memorabilia or autographed card, one base set card and one more autographed, memorabilia, parallel, or base card.

There will be three boxes per case and all autographs were signed on-card.

New this year are the Career Portfolio booklet cards that combine autographs and memorabilia pieces into one showcase card, and there will also be signed diecut 1 of 1’s for Upper Deck spokesmen Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and Michael Jordan.

But the big chase will beĀ  Player Exclusive signed boxes including only cards of that specific player. There are 15 Player Exclusive boxes to be found, including Bryant, Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James and Derrick Rose among others.

For a closer look at more cards from the set, including some sweet inscription cards, click on the images below.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at

One Comment

  1. Anonymous
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    this product is great but a little to expensive

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