MLS, WPS and NCAA stars featured in 2011-12 Upper Deck World of Sports
Posted on 21 February 2012 in Canada Soccer Fan Zone
The Upper Deck Company has released the second edition of Upper Deck World of Sports, a multi-sport picture card set featuring soccer players from Major League Soccer, Women's Professional Soccer, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Dwayne De Rosario and Christine Sinclair are the two Canadian footballers featured in the set while Vancouver Whitecaps' rookie Omar Salgado is the lone Canadian-team player in the set.
The De Rosario, Sinclair and Salgado cards are not easy to find. The 400-card base set features 300 "regular" cards (1-300) and 100 "short print" cards (301-400). De Rosario, Sinclair and Salgado are all part of the short-print section. While Salgado is pictured with the Vancouver Whitecaps, De Rosario is pictured with DC United and Sinclair is pictured with the University of Portland (an old picture from her college days).
Along with the three short-print base cards, there are also Signature cards (De Rosario and Salgado), Memorabilia cards (De Rosario), Memorabilia Signature cards (De Rosario), and Quad Signature cards (Sinclair pictured with Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and Abby Wambach).
Of note, a few other Canadian-team players are featured in the set, albeit with former teams. Toronto FC's Stefan Frei is pictured with his alma mater University of California, Berkeley, newly-signed Whitecaps striker Sébastien Le Toux is pictured with his old team Philadelphia Union, and expansion Impact goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts is pictured with his old team Los Angeles Galaxy.
2011-12 UPPER DECK WORLD OF SPORTS - CANADIAN CONTENT:
386 Dwayne De Rosario
391 Omar Salgado
395 Christine Sinclair
386 Dwayne De Rosario AU
391 Omar Salgado AU
SN-HWCS Christine Sinclair 4xAU (with Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach and Brandi Chastain)
AS-DD Dwayne De Rosario
AS-DD Dwayne De Rosario AU