Carlsbad, CA – Upper Deck has agreed to an exclusive, multi-year agreement with the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) to become the CFL’s first official trading card partner.
Already Canada’s leader in hockey trading cards through its exclusive agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) and NHL Players Association (NHLPA), California-based will introduce the first-ever 180-card CFL base set.
The first line of Upper Deck CFL cards will be printed in Canada and is scheduled to arrive in stores across Canada on September 24.
The first Upper Deck CFL Football product will contain six cards per pack and 24 packs per box. On average, each box will contain 2 UD Game Jersey cards, featuring a swatch of a player’s game-worn jersey, as well as 6 Star Rookies cards, 24 Defense/Special Teams SP cards, and 8 ‘O-Pee-Chee’ Retro cards.
Other highlighted cards in the first-ever CFL set include Game Jersey Patch parallels (numbered to 15), SP1 and SP2 autographed chase cards featuring retired CFL legends like Doug Flutie and Warren Moon, autographed CFL Signatures cards and Grey Cup Moments cards.