2004 Major League Soccer
Limited edition autographed and game-used jersey cards and teen superstar
Freddy Adu's MLS rookie card lead the way!
2004 Upper Deck Major League Soccer: 90-card regular set, issued June 7,
2004. Five cards (plus one decoy card) are inserted per pack. Inserts include:
"MLS Jersey" cards, inserted 1:12 packs or two per box; "MLS Dual
Jersey" cards, numbered to 50; "MLS Signed Jersey" cards, numbered
to 15; "MLS Autograph" cards, 1:144 packs, numbered to 20; "MLS
Stars," inserted one per pack; and "Cup Challengers," inserted one
The Upper Deck Company is launching its latest soccer trading card release -
2004 Upper Deck MLS (Major League Soccer) - and this time around, the trading
card industry leader has added game-worn soccer uniform and autographed cards
to the mix! What's more, the Upper Deck set will feature the official rookie
card of D.C United's 14-year-old phenom Freddy Adu, the youngest player in
modern history to play for an American professional sports team. Adu will also
be one of several players in the set who has his game-worn jersey utilized in
a special series of uniform swatch cards.
"We are excited to partner with the market leader, Upper Deck, on the 2004
card set which will become an instant collectibles," said Stu Crystal, MLS
vice president of Marketing and Consumer Products.
"Upper Deck is recognized for creating great products that sports enthusiasts
from around the world can enjoy," added Kevin Bate, MLS Brand Manager for
the Upper Deck Company. "This agreement represents a tremendous opportunity
to reintroduce our products to millions of soccer fans throughout North America
by featuring exciting players like Freddy Adu, Landon Donovan, Taylor Twellman
and Carlos Ruiz."
Upper Deck's 2004 MLS trading card release hits stores in late June with a
suggested retail price of $2.99 per pack. Additional descriptions for this
product follow below:
Game-Used Memorabilia and Autographed Cards:
MLS Jersey Cards (inserted 1:12 packs, or two per box on average) -
features game-worn jersey swatches from 19 elite members of MLS including Freddy
Adu, Damani Ralph, DaMarcus Beasley, Ante Razov, Ben Olsen, John Spencer and
MLS Dual Jersey Cards (numbered to 50 each) - features dual game-worn
jersey swatches from nine of MLS's most talented duos including Freddy Adu/Damani
Ralph, Preki/Tony Meola, Taylor Twellman/Pat Noonan and Landon Donovan/Brian
MLS Autographed Jersey Cards (ten players, numbered to 15 each) - features
autographs and game-worn jersey swatches from ten of the best of the best players
MLS has to offer including Freddy Adu, Cobi Jones, Tony Meola, Carlos Ruiz, Eddie
Pope and Landon Donovan.
MLS Autographed Cards (40 players, numbered to 20 each, inserted 1:144
packs) - Players include Ante Razov, D.J. Countess, Ben Olsen, Cory Gibbs, Kevin
Hartman, Richard Mulrooney, Brian Mullan, Freddy Adu, Cobi Jones, Tony Meola,
Carlos Ruiz, Eddie Pope and Landon Donovan.
Other Insert Cards:
MLS Stars (inserted 1:1 pack) - Some of the 28 featured players include
Chris Armas, Mark Chung, Pat Noonan, Pat Onstad, Chris Klein, Cobi Jones, Freddy
Adu, Brad Davis, Eddie Pope and Taylor Twellman.
Cup Challengers (inserted 1:1 pack) - Some of the 14 different superstars
in this collection include Damani Ralph, Mark Chung, Carlos Ruiz, Jovan Kirovski,
Preki, Freddy Adu and Brian Mullan.
Regular Player cards - Get the latest action shots and statistics on 90
different MLS players.
Source: The Upper Deck Co, LLC
Date: June 24, 2004
All hobby headlines...