The Cards of Texas are Upon You! Find Out How to Win Some Below!
Upper Deck has produced the first fully licensed Texas Longhorns football trading card set. The California-based card and sports memorabilia company has exclusive rights with the Collegiate Licensing Company to produce licensed college trading cards.
The set checklist features legendary Longhorns such as Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams, Vince Young, Colt McCoy, Wane McGarity, Darrell Royal, Tony Degrate, Johnny "Lam" Jones, Steve Worster and plenty others sure to excite those with burnt orange oozing through their veins. The main set consists of 100 cards, but the product also features several subsets and special themed sets, including autographed cards.
The Monumental Moments set highlights games and moments that will forever be lauded by all Texas fans, such as the first bowl in 1943, the 1970 Cotton Bowl win, Ricky Williams setting the career rushing record and, of course, the 2006 Rose Bowl. All-Time Alumni combines two or three greats with combos such as Colt McCoy/Vince Young and Vince Young/Ricky Williams/Earl Campbell. And, yes, those also have dual- and triple-autographed versions sure to make your Longhorns pants go crazy.
All-Americans is a 16-card insert set highlighting the years each featured player was named All-America. The National Champions insert features players and coaches from the four national championship teams. There also are dual and triple combo versions. How about a Mack Brown/Vince Young combo autograph, or a Darrell Royal/James Street?
More on the set, where to get the cards and how to win some from Upper Deck, after the jump.
The basic set and inserts sets also include autographed versions. There are a total of 192 Longhorn legends in the product. The cards are available in boxes of 24 packs with eight cards per pack, and Upper Deck says each box will include at least one autographed card. They can be found at sports card shops in Texas, including Sports Cards Plus in San Antonio, SMP Sports Cards in Grapevine, Nick's Sportscards in Dallas, Card Traders of Austin, Kenny's Collectibles of Austin and other locations.
The product can also be purchased at the Upper Deck Store. Of course, we wouldn't ever dream of leaving our faithful BONers without a decisive advantage to get your hot little hands on these cards. The good folks at Upper Deck are offering up boxes to BON members. How do you win? Just leave a comment on this post to enter. There will be one grand prize of an autographed oversized Earl Campbell card! So, leave your comments below and you just might get some sweet hook 'em stuff to add to your collection. Commenting more than once will not increase your chances of winning, but by all means, comment as much as your little burnt orange heart desires. Winners will be chosen at random.
Oh, and enjoy the check list for the Memorable Moments set and the card gallery below.
1943 Cotton Bowl
1943 (1/1/1943): Texas wins its first Bowl game, beating Georgia Tech 14-7 in the Cotton Bowl Classic
1964 Cotton Bowl
1964 (1/1/1964): Texas Defeats Navy 28-6 in the Cotton Bowl to go undefeated on the season "came out throwing"
1965 Orange Bowl
1965 (1/1/1965): Underdog Texas beat #1 Alabama 21-17, led by a Tommy Nobis stop of Joe Namath on the goal line
The Game of the Century
1969 (12/6/1969): The Game of the Century, Texas beats Arkansas 15-14, "53 Veer Pass"
1970 Cotton Bowl
1970 (1/1/1970): Texas Wins Cotton Bowl 21-17 to become the National Champions
1970 (10/3/1970) vs UCLA, On third and 19 with :20 to play, Texas ran "86 pass". WR Cotton Speyrer caught a pass from Eddie Phillips, giving Texas the win 20-17
1977 (11/26/1977): Earl Campbell Rushes for 222 yards and scores 4 TD's vs Texas A&M
1996 (12/7/1996): "Roll left" , play that sparked the Longhorns to victory against Nebraska in the inaugural Big 12 Championship Game. Pass from James Brown to Derek Lewis.
1998 (10/3/1998): Ricky Williams rushes for a single game UT record of 350 yards vs IOWA State
1998 (11/27/1998): Ricky Williams breaks Tony Dorsett's NCAA career rushing record (game vs. Texas AM)
2001 (12/28/2001): Major Applewhite throws for 473 yards for a come from behind victory over the Washington Huskies in the Holiday Bowl
2005 Rose Bowl
2005 (1/1/2005): Texas wins Rose Bowl 38-37 over Michigan (use image fo Vince Young from the game)
Red River Rivalry
2005 (10/8/2005): 100th Anniversary of the Red River Rivalry. Texas beat Oklahoma 45-12.
2006 Rose Bowl
2006 (1/4/2006): 2006 Rose Bowl - Show image of Vince Young celebrating (maybe with the confetti falling around him)
2006 (2/14/2006): National Championship Squad Visits the White house
2009 (11/21/2009): Colt McCoy captures the FBS record for most wins by a starting QB (43) with a 51-20 win over Kansas.
2006: Dedication of the Earl Campbell Statue at Royal-Memorial Stadium
2006 (1/4/2006): Bevo takes the field at the 2006 Rose Bowl
Darrell K. Royal Stadium