Upper Deck to Release Michael Jordan University of North Carolina Master Collection Set: The Highest-Valued Basketball Card Set of All-Time

Upper Deck staff believe individual sets may sell for as much as $5000!

CARLSBAD, Calf., March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Serious hoop fans are drooling over images of Upper Deck's new Michael Jordan University of North Carolina Master Collection sets. Upper Deck unveiled the set at the 2013 Las Vegas Industry Summit on Monday in front of more than 200 hobby shops owners in attendance. Limited to just 250 total sets, each Master Collection will include 23 premium base cards, four hard-signed Michael Jordan autograph cards, one Michael Jordan logo patch card set, one 1982 National Championship ring and one super premium card from "His Airness."

"Upper Deck produced Master Collection sets over ten years ago and fans still inquire about them frequently," said Grant Sandground, director of product development at Upper Deck. "We felt Michael Jordan would be the perfect subject to re-imagine these ultra-premium sets around. It's the type of set that 99% of collectors can't afford, but 100% of collectors would love to own. We anticipate these sets may bring as much as $5000 based on how strong Michael Jordan autograph content sells for in the secondary market these days."

There will be chase to the set as well. Randomly inserted into each collectible wooden box that hold these limited collectibles fans will find either a Master Collection Shadow Box card, a Precious Metal Gems card or a one-of-one autograph card of Michael Jordan. Additionally, some devout fans will likely chase the autographed "Letterman" cards that spell out "1982 National Champions," "Michael Jordan," and "Tar Heels." Ultra rare "Historic Duos" cards can also be found that include an autograph from Jordan and another historical great. Keeping in line with the premium nature of these sets, all autograph content will appear live in the product and there will be zero redemption cards in these sets.

It was fitting Upper Deck shared news on this set as "March Madness" kicks into full swing today and passionate basketball fans will be treated to memories they want to collect. This special set commemorates one of the greatest legends of all-time playing for one of the most storied basketball programs in history. Don't miss your opportunity to own this historic collectible when the set releases this summer.

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