Upper Deck products still get lost in the landscape of licensed products but over the years they have gotten collector’s attention with non-sports inserts in their Goodwin Champions releases. Many of them include museum quality items, fossils or entomology cards. We have seen DNA/hair, insects, fossils and even sand from Omaha Beach. This year they add to the list with Civil War Museum Relics, a collection of Civil War memorabilia. This year’s collection includes pieces of a Union battle flag from 1864, various buttons, insignias and logos from uniforms, pieces of a rifle, pieces of a soldier’s wallet and currency. They also came across some soldier’s ambrotypes, a precursor to photographs as we know them, and they will be inserted in to a specially designed shadowbox card.
I wouldn't mind getting a hold of one of those Museum Collection Confederate Currency shadowbox cards, I think UD did a nice job with the card design. It looks like the currency is sitting on a desk and highlights the money nicely.
This year Upper Deck will be including hand-painted 1888 Goodwin Champions cards, a 50-card set based on the original 1888 set and there will be 10 copies of each card. They have released a scan of a Cap Anson card.
I am looking forward to seeing some images from the It Came From Space! relics, an insert that will contain pieces of meteorites and other space items.