Upper Deck releasing cards of hoops coaches

September, 28, 2010
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How much would you pay for a mint condition Bill Self trading card?

Upper Deck has announced it will release cards of more than 30 current college basketball coaches, including Self, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, Bob Huggins, Tom Izzo and Tubby Smith.

"This is an exciting venture to have college basketball coaches featured on Upper Deck trading cards," Self said in a statement. "It was always a thrill opening up packs of cards as a youngster to see who you had.

"With the tremendous popularity of men's college basketball today, having college coaches on cards will continue to help grow the game."

The cards will be released in early 2011 as part of Upper Deck's World of Sports 400-card set, featuring players and coaches from a variety of sports and including autograph cards. Other cards in the set include Michael Jordan in his North Carolina uniform and also recent NBA draft picks DeMarcus Cousins and Derrick Favors.

The company has exclusive deals with the Collegiate Licensing Company and the National Association of Basketball coaches.

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