Getting behind a college set has been difficult for most collectors; see the lack of attention given to Press Pass over the years. The main problem that we have is that most of the players depicted have all moved on to the pros and we want them in their most recent uniform. Upper Deck has done their best to keep collectors entertained in hopes of eventually returning to the land of NFL licenses.
There are 2 main categories of college collectors, there are player collectors who will hunt down every card of their favorite athlete and then there are college collectors who love to see their favorite university on cardboard. Growing up in Tucson I am a devout University of Arizona fan myself and will hunt out certain players in their U of A uniforms to add to my collection.
Upper Deck is set to release SP Authentic Football in a couple of weeks and a couple of months ago they started posting up some mock up pictures of the base cards along with random inserts. They have now begun to post the actual image of the cards including an Andy Dalton card and a Cam Newton card.
|Mockup Cam Newton|
Back in August Upper Deck posted a picture of the Newton card, which people flipped over due to the “sick” patch. I am lost with the patch though; it appears to be an older Orange Bowl logo, not the Tostitos National Championship logo.
|Actual Cam Newton|
On a sad note, yesterday we saw Smoking Joe Frazier lose his battle with liver cancer. When Muhammad Ali was told of Frazier's passing he said "The world has lost a great champion. I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration"