Thursday, May 10, 2007

Kevin Durant Teams With Upper Deck

The Upper Deck Company has signed premier basketball prospect Kevin Durant to a multi-year collectibles deal that will see his likeness and signature on all sorts of Upper Deck products.

Durant, the University of Texas star, recently declared himself eligible for the upcoming draft and is estimated to be the top pick. Upper Deck will include Kevin Durant in all 2007-08 NBA card products, in packaging and marketing materials and an exclusive line of autographed Upper Deck Authenticated items. Durant will make his rookie card debut in Fleer Ultra SE and Upper Deck’s First Edition Basketball, and his first autographed card will be included in Upper Deck SP Game Used Basketball. In addition, Upper Deck Authenticated will design a line of limited edition Kevin Durant collectible and memorabilia items featuring his autograph.

Having won the Associated Press College Player of the Year Award, the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy, the Oscar Robertson Trophy, The NABC Division I Player of the Year Award, the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy, ESPN Player of the Year, as well as being named as a first team All-America in his freshman year, Durant is poised to break out on the professional court.

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