Throwback Thursday: Upper Deck comes out with March Madness card collection


Lute Olson is featured on one of the cards released by Upper Deck

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Upper Deck has come out with a trading card collection that Arizona fans will love to collect. They might even get a Sean Elliott autograph on one of the cards (see accompanying video). The cards are available online on multiple locations. Here is a description of the set at

Play the Upper Deck Bracketology Game for a chance to win great prizes! It’s time to start a new collection with these NCAA Tournament basketball cards. Get (2) Autographs in every box. Look for tournament superstars like Grant Hill, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Shabazz Napier and more. You could find dual autograph cards and themed autographed cards like “Most Outstanding Player Autographs”, “Tournament Stars Duals” and “Tournament Champs Autographs”.

2014-15 NCAA March Madness Basketball Breakdown:
Autographed Cards:
> Regular Cards Autograph Parallel
> Regular Cards SP Autograph Parallel
> Hi-Series Autographs (cards #201-215)
> Tournament Stars Dual Autographs
> Most Outstanding Player Autographs
> Tournament Champs Autographs

Base Set:
> Regular Cards – 100 Cards
> Regular Card SPs – 100 Cards

Inserts and Parallels:
> Regular Cards Parallel
> Regular Card SPs Parallel
> Upper Deck Bracketology Game Cards – 99 team cards + 1 Wild Card

Aaron Gordon's picture is on the box set

Aaron Gordon’s picture is on the box set publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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