Product Rewind: 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football – The timing of 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football’s debut in August of 2012, came very late in the calendar release year. At the time, the late release confused collector’s as the start of the new college football season was just getting underway. In hindsight, the timing worked to collector’s advantage because the majority of the key rookie cards were already top picks from the 2011 NFL Draft.
In addition to the key rookies from that year’s draft class, the checklist is loaded with some of college football’s all-time greatest players, including: Paul Hornung, Gale Sayers, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, and Jerry Rice, just to name a few.
A downloadable copy of the checklist is available here: 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Checklist.
This premium, high-end product showcases some of Upper Deck’s most innovative designs including the stunning, Shadowbox cards that have since been incorporated in several other products in the company’s portfolio. In addition, 2011 Exquisite Football incorporates another well-known and highly respected premium brand in UD Black. The UD Black Lustrous Rookie Signatures cards are serial numbered to 75 and feature two jersey swatches. The autographs of the UD Black Signatures cards are ideally showcased against a black background.
The return of Upper Deck Masterpieces as an insert set within Exquisite Football makes for some beautiful content. These booklet cards display two images and an on-card autograph. The cards are numbered to just 25 and display, as would be expected, like pieces of artwork.
Despite being almost four years old, the content contained within 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football, has helped the product maintain it’s secondary market value. Not only at the box level but individual cards as well. This is clearly evidenced by some of the recent sales on eBay of the Rookie Patch Autographed cards of key players.
When it comes to collecting in the modern era, collectors are often bombarded with a “here today and on to the next product tomorrow” philosophy due to the number of products being released. Often times, this results in trading card sets not getting the shelf-time they deserve. 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football is certainly a product that deserves another look.
Product Rewind: 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Details
2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Pack-out Configuration – 1 Pack Per Box, 6 Cards Per Pack
2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Key Rookies – (2011 NFL Draft Picks) Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, Christian Ponder, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Mallett, Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Jake Locker, Kyle Rudolph
2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Base Set –
- Regular Cards #’d to 75
- Exquisite Rookie Signature Patch Cards #’d to 135 or less
- Exquisite Rookie Signatures #’d to 70
2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Box Break –
- (1) Rookie Autographed Patch Card #’d to 135 or less!
- (1) UD Black or UD Black Rookie Lustrous Signature #’d to 75 or less!
- (3) additional autographs #’d to 75 or less!
2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Product Breakdown –
Autographed Memorabilia Cards:
- Exquisite Rookie Book Marks #’d to 40
- UD Black Rookie Lustrous Signatures #’d to 75 or less
- Exquisite Endorsements – #’d to 75 or less
- Exquisite Inscriptions #’d to 10 or less
- Exquisite Legacy Signatures #’d to 45 or less
- Exquisite Ensemble 2 Signatures #’d to 25 or less
- Exquisite Ensemble 3 Signatures #’d to 15 or less
- Exquisite Ensemble 4 Signatures #’d to 5 or less
- Exquisite Signing Day #’d to 15 or less
- Exquisite Twelve Signatures #’d 1/1
- Exquisite Masterpieces #’d to 25 or less
- Exquisite Rookie Signatures #’d to 70 or less
- Exquisite Regular Card Signatures #’d to 65 or less
- UD Black Signatures #’d to 60 or less
- Exquisite Choice Signatures
- Exquisite Dimensions Signatures
Product Rewind: 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Image Gallery
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