2008 Goudey Baseball Released

Upper Deck released its 2008 Goudeyissue on Friday. The set is again done in the design of the 1930s Goudey Gum Co. issues and randomly inserted original 1934 Goudey cars can be found hidden in packs including a Lou Gehrig.

Boxes and single cards

The product includesone memorabilia card, one hard-signed autograph card and seven “Mini 1934 Goudey-Sized Parallel” cards per box.
Driving this year’s Goudey Baseball release will once again be the “Sport Royalty” subset and its diversified autographed inserts. Included as part of the mix of Sports Royalty autographed cards are NBA star LeBron James, Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Kerri Strug, NHL superstar Sidney Crosby and MLB flame-thrower Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Several short-printed autographs appear as part of the coveted Sport Royalty lineup. Reigning NBA MVP Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Terry Bradshaw, Gordie Howe, Magic Johnson and 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell top the list.

As part of the overall “Goudey Graphs” assortment, collectors will find randomly placed inserts with hard-signed signatures from ex-big leaguers like Bucky Dent, Steve Carlton, Bobby Thomson, Fred Lynn and Johnny Bench. In addition, collectors can find “Goudey Cut Signature” cards sporting the scrawls of deceased superstars such as NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt and MLB Hall-of-Famers like Joe DiMaggio, Warren Spahn and Willie Stargell.
“The Goudey name is an important one in the annals of our industry,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s Senior Product Manager. “We’re trying to preserve the integrity of the Goudey legacy while we add some exciting inserts and parallels to the launch.”

In addition, special 1934 Goudey Sized Mini Parallels and “Goudey Presidents” cards will be featured. Previous Commander-in-Chiefs highlighted in the subset include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
The 2008 Goudey Baseball collection carries a suggested retail price of $4.99 per eight-card pack, with 18 packs per box.

The complete list of short-printed autographed cards follows below:

Short-Printed “Sport Royalty” Autographs (less than 50)
Kobe Bryant

LeBron James
Michael Jordan
Tiger Woods
Terry Bradshaw
Sidney Crosby
Julius Erving
Gordie Howe
Magic Johnson
Mark Messier

Bill Russell
Barry Sanders
Josh Beckett
Larry Bird
Kevin Durant
Tony Gwynn
Reggie Jackson
Derek Jeter
Dan Marino

Jack Nicklaus
Cal Ripken Jr.
Nolan Ryan
Ozzie Smith
Ken Griffey Jr.
Prince Fielder
Steve Carlton
Russell Martin
Daisuke Matsuzaka

Don Mattingly
Willie McCovey

Short-Printed “Goudey Graphs” Autographs (less than 100)
Steve Carlton
Russell Martin
Daisuke Matsuzaka
Don Mattingly

Willie McCovey
Johnny Bench
Chipper Jones
Alfonso Soriano
Tom Glavine
Fred Lynn
Hanley Ramirez
Jeff Francis
Yovani Gallardo

Chin-Lung Hu
Don Larsen
Ken Griffey Jr.

Mike Schmidt
Kevin Youkilis

PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:

Regular Cards (All Standard Card Size)
o 200 Regular Cards
o 30 Regular Cards SP
o 20 Goudey Presidents SP

o 20 1936 Goudey Black and White SP
o 60 Sports Royalty SP

Inserts and Parallel Cards
o Goudey 1934 Mini-Sized Parallels (seven per box, on average)

o Berk Ross Hit Parade of Champions

Autograph and Memorabilia Cards (two per box, on average)
o Goudey Memorabilia
o Goudey Graphs

o Sports Royalty Autographs
o Goudey Cut Signatures (#’d to 1)
o Short-Printed Sports Royalty Autos (less than 50 and less than 100)