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UD reveals list of short-printed autographs for College Legends set
Posted Jun 6, 2012 by Bob D'Angelo
Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Upper Deck published its list of short-printed autograph cards for its just released College Legends Football set, and also the odds you have of pulling such a card.
The nice part about these autographs is that they will be on-card signatures. I always think that is so much more personal, because it tells me the player actually autographed my card.
The product was released on May 22 and boasts three autographs per hobby box. Autograph cards were classified by groups, ranging from Group A to Group E.
Group A autographs, for example, will be the hardest ones to get, as they fall one in every 1,087 packs. Those include these players: John Elway, Dan Marino, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees, Jerry Rice, Ken Stabler, Rod Woodson, Troy Aikman and Warren Moon.
Group B autographs will be much easier to get, relatively speaking, as they will be seeded 1:252 packs. I am not going to list everyone, but here some nice ones I wouldn’t mind pulling out of a pack: Barry Sanders, Bob Griese, Earl Campbell, Jim Kelly, Steve Young and Tony Dorsett.
Group C has a rate of 1:72 packs. Highlighted autographs include Billy Cannon, Gale Sayers, Bo Jackson, Herschel Walker and Mike Singletary. I like the idea that I have a semi-decent chance of pulling a Sayers auto. I would love that for my collection.
Group D falls at a rate of 1:33 packs. Top autograph is the Golden Boy himself, Paul Hornung. Again, quite a marquee name in my book. Joe Theismann is the other big name that jumps out at me.
And finally, Group E is seeded 1:11 packs and will be what most of us pull from hobby boxes. Really, that’s not a shame. I see these names and want them: Floyd Little, Roman Gabriel, Lee Roy Jordan, Mike Alstott and Rocky Bleier.
It’s quite a nice cross section of players who autographed cards. And if you like college football legends, this is where to find them.