CoinWeek Podcast #63: Upper Deck President Jason Masherah on the Debut of Blind Pack Modern Coins

Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.

Upper Deck took the trading card hobby by storm in 1989 with the launch of the industry’s first premium baseball card.

Using high-quality photography, forward-thinking graphic design and a counterfeit-proof hologram, the Upper Deck brand immediately established itself as the premier name in an industry synonymous with bubble gum cards. It didn’t hurt that Ken Griffey, Jr.’s rookie card was the first card in the set.

In 2017, Upper Deck will launch another first – blind pack modern precious metal coins as part of its newly launched Grandeur Hockey Coin Collection, which was unveiled on April 4 at the National Hockey League (NHL) Hall of Fame in Toronto. We talk to Upper Deck president Jason Masherah about the program and what it was like for the trading card publisher to enter the modern coin arena for the first time.

* * *

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS – the Standard for the Rare Coin Industry. PCGS has just launched a new signature label program with former US Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Thomas Cleveland – visit www.pcgs.com to learn more.

CoinWeek is the #1 website online for news and information about numismatics.

The CoinWeek Podcast was the 2016 NLG Winner for Best Audio Program. CoinWeek has also won the NLG Award for best numismatic website 5 years running!

Copyright © CoinWeek 2017

COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic spectrum.

More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek
 


PSA-Certified Upper Deck Cards Currently Available on eBay

eBay
 Pic  Title  Details
1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Jr. RC PSA 5 Rookie HOF Mariners Current Price: $23.0
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 2 days 11 hrs 41 mins
1989 Upper Deck Craig Biggio # 273 PSA 10 Current Price: $14.99
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 25 days 7 hrs 57 mins
1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. #1 Rookie PSA 9 MINT Current Price: $64.99
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 27 days 3 hrs 37 mins
ALEX RODRIGUEZ 1994 UPPER DECK SP #15 PSA GRADED 9 MINT ROOKIE CARD FOIL Current Price: $99.95
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 11 days 7 hrs 22 mins
1991 UPPER DECK HEROES # 27 HANK AARON AUTO /2500 PSA AUTHENTIC Current Price: $155.0
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 6 days 1 hr 44 mins
1989 UPPER DECK UD KEN GRIFFEY JR Rc PSA 6 Current Price: $21.99
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 25 days 11 hrs 20 mins
 View all items... (Powered by: WP eBay Ads)  

1 COMMENT

  1. I couldn’t resist. I had to buy one. I haven’t watched hockey since the 90s, but a grab bag is too cool.

LEAVE A REPLY