2003-04 Rookie Exclusives Basketball
Join in the celebration of the NBA's outstanding 2003-04 Rookie Class with
Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives Basketball!
2003-04 Rookie Exclusives Basketball: 30 Regular Player cards and 30 Rookie
cards issued March 11, 2004. Six cards inserted per Hobby pack. Inserts include
Gold Exclusives Parallels (sequentially numbered to 100), Regular Player Card
Variations (inserted 1:12 packs), Super Variations (numbered to 10), Rookie
Exclusives Autograph Parallels (inserted 1:28 Hobby packs), Rookie Exclusives
Jersey Parallels (Inserted 1:28 Hobby Packs) and Superstar Exclusives (numbered
The 2003-04 NBA rookie class has proven to be an incredible
group of players. Led by LeBron James of Cleveland and Carmelo Anthony of
Denver, the rooks have grabbed headlines all season long. Upper Deck pays a
special tribute to these youngsters with an exciting new product release,
2003-04 Rookie Exclusives Basketball.
"Without a doubt, rookies have dominated in the NBA this season, especially
with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony leading their teams back into playoff
contention," said Karvin Cheung, Upper Deck Basketball Product Manager.
"With Rookie Exclusives Basketball, we wanted to showcase the phenomenal
efforts of the 2003-04 rookie class and make it readily available for collectors
to get cards of these standouts."
Indeed, from the regular RC's to valuable autograph and jersey parallels, the
NBA's top first-year players are well-represented in 2003-04 Rookie Exclusives
Basketball. Better yet, the big-name veteran superstars are all here, too,
giving this product championship chemistry!
Collectors will love the inserts in 2003-04 Rookie Exclusives Basketball, which
is comprised of a creative array of autographed, memorabilia and numbered
parallels, variations and one traditional, limited edition superstar insert set!
The assortment of inserts starts with the Rookie Exclusives Autograph and Jersey
parallel cards. Together they comprise one parallel level of the regular set and
its variation cards, and the parallel for any one player is either a memorabilia
card or autograph card. When you know that each parallel type is delivered one
per box on average and stars like Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Tracy McGrady
populate the regular set checklist, you can't help but get excited!
Next up are the Regular Player/Rookie Card Variations. Inserted 1:12 Hobby
packs, these cards provide a new twist to card collecting. Look closely and
you'll discover the differences between these cards and their counterparts
sharing the same card number in the regular set. Super Variations take you to
another level by modifying cards in the regular set and adding limited edition
numbering to 10!
The Gold Exclusives parallels offer additional value, as gold versions of cards
in the regular set are numbered to 100 and randomly inserted. Finally, the
Superstar Exclusives spotlight 100 of the game's top talents and, fittingly,
have sequential numbering to 100.
The 2003-04 NBA rookie class has definitely distinguished itself as a top-notch.
Upper Deck's 2003-04 Rookie Exclusives Basketball is about to follow their lead.
Upper Deck's 2003-04 Rookie Exclusives Basketball hits stores this month with a
suggested price of $2.99 per pack. The complete list of special inserts and
subsets follow below:
Rookie Exclusives Autograph Parallels (inserted 1:28 Hobby packs) These
are autographed versions of regular player cards and variations, featuring top
stars and rookies like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
Rookie Exclusives Jersey Parallels (inserted 1:28 Hobby packs) This insert set
paralleling the regular set and variations are highlighted by jersey swatches
from the featured players. The roster for this insert includes top rookies like
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade as well as superstars
like Allen Iverson and Shaquille O'Neal.
Regular Player/Rookie Variations (inserted 1:12 Hobby packs) Adding variety
to this product are variation cards within the regular set! Collectors can expect
two to three per box, on average, so look closely for them!
Super Variations (sequentially numbered to 10) Find ultra-limited regular
Gold Exclusives (sequentially numbered to 100) These gold parallels of the
regular set are sure to get you excited!
Superstar Exclusives (sequentially numbered to 100) This limited edition insert
set pays tribute to 100 of the game's brightest stars, from first-year phenoms
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to established veterans like Kevin Garnett,
Tracy McGrady and Tim Duncan.
Regular Player cards Featuring Upper Deck's renowned photos plus stats and
other interesting information for 30 NBA players.
Rookie cards Upper Deck salutes an amazing rookie class with these outstanding
Source: The Upper Deck Co, LLC
Date: March 18, 2004
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