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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    see pics below...I got it to work from the tapatalk app
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    Here is the back of the McElroy signature card.

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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    Quote Originally Posted by chanson78 View Post
    Forgive me if this is a stupid question but I haven't been able to see if the autograph cards they are talking about are actual autographs or just prints of their signatures. Does anyone have any details regarding the actual autograph cards?
    Not a stupid question at all. They are actual autographs but the players/coaches probably didn't sign the actual cards. I can't say for certain that they didn't but that would be my guess. The autographs appear to be on a small, transparent, slightly holographic applique affixed to the cards. I don't think this would affect the value, from a collector's standpoint, and would actually make them more difficult to counterfeit. I've inserted a picture below to show you what it looks like, and maybe to brag a little.


    Quote Originally Posted by tru2thaduce View Post
    I got 2 boxes today.Pulled McElroy and Scott Hunter auto cards.They are really beautiful cards.
    Yeah, I'm really liking these cards. I bought 3 boxes off the dave and adam's card site and had them shipped. They were packed well but UPS was a little rough with the package. One of the hobby boxes had a slightly smashed corner and so four or five packs had slight marks or indentions in the top right corners on the cards. Nothing too major, though, as pressing them in a screw-down case would fix the issue. It would relegate a handful of the cards to VG (Very Good) and the rest to NM (Near Mint) state, I believe. The bad thing is that, as luck would have it, one of the autographed cards was in one of those packs. On the plus side, though, I got an extra autograph card so that kind of makes up for it.




    The full collection is made up of:

    - A 100 card Base Set, which has 88 player/coach cards and 12 Roll Tide Roll cards. The Roll Tide Toll cards feature iconic events such as the first game played at BDS, the Run in the Mud, The Kick, The Catch, The '92 Sugar Bowl, and the 2009 and 2011 BCS National Championship Games. There are parallel "Gold" cards for the base set which look the same except for a gold rather than crimson background on the back of the card and a numbering stamp on the front showing the card's number out of 50 (the Wilbur Jackson card in the second picture below is a gold card - the numbering stamp is right above his name: 18/50).

    - A 78 card Autographs Base Set. The face of these cards is almost identical to the player's or coach's card in the Base Set except for the autograph on, obviously. There is a different style on the back of the card to denote that it is an autographed card. These cards aren't numbered. The Sylvester Croom, David Palmer, and Freddie Milons cards in the first picture are of this type.

    - A 20 card All-Americans Set, featuring 20 different Alabama players who earned that honor.

    - An 18 card All-American Autographs Set, featuring 18 of the standard All-Americans Set. These cards have the autograph and a stamped numbering on the front (out of 25) as well as a different style on the back to denote that it is an autographed card. The Dwight Stephenson card in the first picture is one of these cards.

    - A 30 card All-Time Alumni Set, which features most of the players from the All-Americans Set and a few other notable Bama players, such as Croyle, Krauss, Starr, Gilmer, Julio, Bryant, Shealy, et al.

    - A 24 card All-Time Alumni Autographs Set, featuring 24 of the players from the standard All-Time Alumni Set. These cards are also numbered out of 25.

    - A 10 card All-Time Alumni Duos Set, featuring 10 different pairs of notable Bama "Duos" such as John Croyle & Brodie Croyle, Ingram & Richardson, and Namath & Stabler. Some of the duos repeat players and/or are a little bit odd such as Shaun Alexander & Mark Ingram, Julio & Ozzie, Barker & Stabler, Namath & Stabler, and Stabler & Starr.

    - An 8 card All-Time Alumni Duos Autographs Set, featuring eight of the standard "Duos" in the above set that follow the same autographed card design as the other sets but these are numbered out of only 10, making these cards much more rare.

    - A 5 card All-Time Alumni Trios Set, featuring 5 different sets of notable Bama "Trios" such as Ingram, Humphrey, and Alexander.

    - A 4 card All-Time Alumni Trios Autographs Set, featuring 4 of the standard "Trios" that are similarly autographed and stamped but these are only numbered out of 3, making these cards extremely rare.

    - A 21 card Crimson Tide Icons Set, featuring 21 famous Bama players/coached. These are basically gold foil cards. The Croyle, Newsome, Cook, Hannah, Bryant, and Julio Jones cards in the second picture are of this set. There are no autographed versions of this set.

    - A 25 card National Champions Set, featuring notable players/coaches from different National Championship years.

    - A 22 card National Champions Autographs Set, consisting of 22 of the standard set following the same autograph style as the other sets, numbered out of 25.

    - A 5 card National Championship Duos Set, featuring 5 different pairs of notable Bama "Duos": Barker & Wimbley, Wayne Wheeler & Wilbur Jackson, Namath & Perkins, McElroy & Ingram, and Richardson & Maze.

    - A 5 card National Championship Duos Autographs Set, consisting of the same cards in the standard set following the same autograph style as the other sets, numbered out of 10.

    - A 2 card National Championship Trios Set, featuring these notable Bama "Trios": Ray Perkins, Paul Crane, & Joe Namath and Dre Kirkpatrick, Trent Richardson, & Marquis Maze.

    - A 2 card National Championship Trios Autographs Set, featuring both of the standard "Trios" that are similarly autographed and stamped but these are only numbered out of 3, making these cards extremely rare.

    The "Hobby Box" - about $50 - contains 24 packs of 8 cards and has at least one autographed card in each box. There is also a retail "Blaster Box" - about $20 - that contains 10 packs of 8 cards as well as a random National Championship Pennant of which there are, unsurprisingly, 14 different ones to collect.




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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    Quote Originally Posted by im4datide View Post
    If you don't mind me asking how much did a box run?
    $50 here locally.

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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    Im a bit late to the party, but heres my autographed cards below. Other cards worth mentioning are Richardson, Langham, the bear and Lamonde Russull gold icon cards.

    (icon cards in my next post)



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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    and heres the icons i got.


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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    I picked up a box from a shop I go to from time to time in Nashville and will get a few more from a dealer I know in AL at a good price next time I'm down that way. I got a signed Jay Barker base card in the last pack in the box. I was pleased with what I got. A complete base set and didn't get any duplicates of the inserts. I ended up with 20 base card duplicates including a Big Al which is now in the possession of my 3 yr old granddaughter. She's been running around the bonus room with it and wants to sleep with it. Amazing the things that pacify a little one! Also anyone in AL I read that Targets & Wal-Marts are suppose to have 10 pack blaster boxes for $19.99 and each box includes a pennant from one of Bama's 14 Nat. Championships but I'm not sure if you get an autographed card in those. The Bryant Museum gift shop is also carrying these blaster boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by im4datide View Post
    ...Also anyone in AL I read that Targets & Wal-Marts are suppose to have 10 pack blaster boxes for $19.99 and each box includes a pennant from one of Bama's 14 Nat. Championships but I'm not sure if you get an autographed card in those...
    The base set autograph cards are "randomly" spread throughout the packs at a one-per-30-packs ratio (I think that's the number) with the other autographs plugged in "randomly" as well which, in the end, gives you an autographed card in every 20 packs or so. Since the packs get boxed in the same order they get packed if you buy a box with over 20 packs, i.e. the hobby box, then you are virtually guaranteed an autograph in the box. If you're lucky, like I was with one of my boxes, then you could get two in one box. Since the blaster boxes only have 10 packs then you've likely got roughly a 50% chance of getting an autograph in that box.

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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    Quote Originally Posted by tru2thaduce View Post
    I got 2 boxes today.Pulled McElroy and Scott Hunter auto cards.They are really beautiful cards.
    Also, it seems to me that you pretty much get an entire standard base set & base Roll Tide Roll set in each hobby box. Since I bought three hobby boxes I believe I have three full base sets (cards 1 through 100). I'm trying to get a full collection (non-autographed ) set for myself and a second for my dad. The cards I have that are in the best condition, obviously, are going into those two sets. At this point, though, I'm almost positive that I've got a full third set of those 100 cards. The vast majority of them are NM/M (Near Mint to Mint) with a few VG (Very Good) and a handful G (Good) condition cards. If someone was interested in those cards, I'd make you a real good deal.
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    Has anyone found the cards yet at any retail stores (Walmart target etc?) I hear the retail card boxes have some special cards that don't exist in the 24 pack boxes that card shops sell.

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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    Has anyone found the cards yet at any retail stores (Walmart target etc?) I hear the retail card boxes have some special cards that don't exist in the 24 pack boxes that card shops sell.
    You can get them thru the Bryant Museum gift shop

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    Re: 2012 Upper Deck Alabama trading cards

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    Has anyone found the cards yet at any retail stores (Walmart target etc?) I hear the retail card boxes have some special cards that don't exist in the 24 pack boxes that card shops sell.
    I haven't. I've checked the Wal-Mart and Target locations in Florence, Muscle Shoals, and Madison (not Huntsville). No one at any of those locations knew anything about the cards, much less if and when they would get them. You can, however, order the retail boxes ("Blaster Boxes") directly from Upper Deck. They're $19.99 plus shipping. However, you can register with the website for a free account and get a coupon code ("REGISTER") that's good for 20% off your order, which makes the boxes $15.99 plus shipping ($11.94 for UPS Ground for me).

    The only thing that I know of that the Blaster Boxes have that the Hobby Boxes do not are the Replica Pennants:




    Where/what did you hear about certain cards only being in those boxes? Was it maybe the pennants or something else?
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