Trading cards developer and entertainment collectibles company Upper Deck has announced a set of Overwatch League Trading Cards, which is the first-ever esports league-licensed trading card product. The trading card set is available for purchase via Upper Deck e-Pack, the exclusive platform that allows fans to purchase and open packs of trading cards at any time, from anywhere in the world, through a mobile device or computer.
The new product celebrates the Overwatch League's inaugural season with a comprehensive 125-card base set, combined with multiple insert sets that celebrate key players and team moments throughout the season. These insert sets include "Season 1 Highlights," "League Leaders," "Team Leaders," and unique "Holo F/X" cards featuring Overwatch League All-Stars on a layered holographic background. Fans might also get foil parallels of the base set and "Infra-Sight" cards with player images printed directly onto clear acetate. Rare single, duo, and trio "Inks" and "Fragment" cards also feature one, two, or three player autographs, or swatches of player jerseys that are embedded into the cards.
For fans who are looking for more exclusive items or rare cards and enjoy a challenge, the Upper Deck e-Pack platform offers an extensive achievement program that gives you the opportunity to obtain printing plates, player and team autographed memorabilia and '1 of 1' "Shadow Box Relic" cards, which capture player-used mice, pieces of match-used keyboards, or CPU chips encased in an oversized trading card. There are also "All-Star Ink" achievement booklet cards that feature up to six signatures from top players from the league. Collectors who are first to complete specific insert sets can even earn an autographed jersey from New York Excelsior support player Seong-Hyun "Jjonak" Bang, the Overwatch League inaugural season MVP, or London Spitfire damage player Jun-Young "Profit" Park, from the Grand Finals 2018 MVP.
You can find more information about the Overwatch League Trading Cards set on the official website. Fans can purchase 6-card packs for $3.99 plus tax exclusively on the official Upper Deck e-Pack website.
What do you think of the Overwatch League Trading Cards? Does this legitimize esports with its own baseball card equivalent? Let us know in the comments below!