Upper Deck has just checked-in with their plans for Comic Con. Non-Sport card collectors will probably be most excited by the company’s plan to showcase it’s upcoming Marvel Masterpieces series. And to that end, Upper Deck will have artist Joe Jusko appearing live at the Upper Deck booth (#307 in Lobby A). Jusko will appear Friday from 10 AM to 12 PM; Saturday from 2 to 4 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Jusko will sign free oversized cards featuring his artwork.
The company also tells us artist Neal Adams will be signing some of his Upper Deck artwork at his booth in Artist Alley and they encourage fans to drop by.
Upper Deck will soon celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with a new line of trading card products. To promote this, the company will make four different promotional bags available to attendees for $10 each or $40 for all four. Each bag includes an exclusive Comic Con Hello Kitty promotional card and figure celebrating the pop icon through the decades – 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s – along with an Upper Deck Hello Kitty figure pack. Fans who purchase all four bags will also get a San Diego Comic Con exclusive black sparkle figure as a gift with purchase. Bags are limited to just 250 per day and are expected to out. Additionally there will be a variety of Upper Deck Hello Kitty products for sale at show specials and free Hello Kitty temporary tattoos distributed to all fans. Hello Kitty herself will be making an appearance at the Upper Deck booth for photo opportunities with fans on Thursday from 11 AM to 12 PM; Friday from 10 AM to 11 AM; And again on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 2 PM.
Comic and gamers will be able to check out the latest from Upper Deck on the gaming side with the company’s popular Legendary deck building game available for purchase. Key Upper Deck staff involved in the game development will be on-hand to discuss and share details on upcoming expansions.
“San Diego Comic Con is an important show for Upper Deck to debut new products, share exciting announcements and most importantly, to engage and say thank you to fans who have contributed to Upper Deck’s success over the last 25 years,” said Jason Masherah, president of Upper Deck.