When Upper Deck released Upper Deck SPx Football in the fall of 2009, card collectors were introduced to the first ever Shadow Box card. These innovative three dimensional trading cards were a massive hit within the card industry. Like any successful invention, the competition quickly followed suit and began adding this technology to their product releases. Five years later, Upper Deck Authenticated has taken the 2.5” x 3.5” trading card technology and transformed it into a 16” x 20” piece of wall memorabilia.
Newly minted UDA spokesman Wayne Gretzky is the first athlete to be featured in the Shadow Box Collection with this ‘Center Ice’. The outer acrylic layer features an image of Wayne in this iconic blue home Oilers uniform. The middle signed layer showcases the “The G.O.A.T” (greatest of all time) in his home uniform skating towards the net. Gretzky’s shadow is revealed on the back layer, which houses the arena from which Gretzky has been popped out of. This multi-layered shadow box contains images on each layer with the all-important signature housed on the middle clear acrylic sheet. Wayne Gretzky has signed his name in black paint pen. The layers of the shadow box are housed in a black metal frame making the overall framed dimension “20.5 x 2.5 x 16.5”. The 3-D Shadow Box Collection by Upper Deck Authenticated is sure to be fan favorites and the topic of conversation when viewed for the first time. Gretzky’s signature was witnessed under UDA’s Five-Step Authentication Process.