Serena Williams has signed a multi-year deal with Upper Deck, joining the likes of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Wayne Gretzky as a spokesperson and exclusive autograph signer for the collectables brand. The
Serena Williams is a renowned American professional tennis champion, wife, mother, and role model for girls around the world. Today, Upper Deck is proud to announce that Williams will now join the likes of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Wayne Gretzky as a celebrity spokesperson and exclusive autograph signer for the premier trading card and collectibles company.The new multi-year deal allows Upper Deck to produce authenticated memorabilia and limited-edition prints featuring Williams' autograph and image.RELATED: Serena Williams Named Lincoln Navigator Brand AmbassadorDuring a recent signing with Upper Deck, Williams said, "I love my fans. They support me through everything, and I want them to know how much I appreciate them. I want to show them that appreciation by giving something unique, and I feel like the least I can do is sign something that will bring them joy. Working with Upper Deck allows me to achieve that on a grand scale."The new Serena Williams collection of Upper Deck Authenticated signed memorabilia boasts exclusive limited-edition images, jumbo tennis balls and Nike tennis shoes, as well as limited editions of Nike tennis dresses and Wilson rackets.A few of the more unique pieces include 'The Show,' an 18" x 36" image that features the largest Williams signature ever produced; and, coming soon, a 4-foot wide 'Legends of Sports' showpiece co-signed by Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Also coming soon is a large framed "Tegata" featuring Williams' actual handprint surrounded by a collage of images from her illustrious career."Serena is one of the greatest athletes of all time, and we couldn't be more honored to embark on this journey with her as she steps back onto the court," said Jason Masherah, president of Upper Deck. "She is exactly the kind of athlete and role model that we have continually strived to align ourselves with throughout our 30-year history."