Kelly Slater Has His Own Trading Cards
Trading cards are usually limited to the major team sports
like football, baseball, basketball and hockey.
Upper Deck, among the elite of trading card companies, has recently
expanded their selection of sports. Last
year professional surfers including the Hobgoods and Layne Beachley had their
own cards through Upper Deck in a special series called Goodwin Champions, and
earlier this year Taylor Knox was selected by Upper Deck for the Goodwin
Champions series with own trading card.
Now Kelly Slater will be honored by having his own trading cards as part
of a very unique series of cards called the 2012 All-Time Greats.
This is a very prestigious honor for Kelly Slater. Only 20 athletes were selected for the very
limited series of 2012 All-Time Greats cards, among them Michael Jordan, Tiger
Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Larry Bird, Lebron James, Dan Marino, Landon Donovan,
Pete Rose and Mike Tyson. And now the
greatest surfer ever Kelly Slater, who is getting his due by being honored with
his own limited edition trading card by Upper Deck.
Slater autographed some of the cards, including Goodwin
Champions versions that are currently available so for those buying packs of
Upper Deck trading cards hoping to grab some of the Slater cards an autographed
version may be in there. Websites like
eBay and Amazon are selling the autographed cards anywhere from $50 to
$75. The 2012 All-Time Greats cards will
be available later this year, with the value of the Slater cards already
expected to be worth a very high amount.