Joe Montana produced a body of work that has him regarded as arguably the greatest NFL quarterback to ever play the game. He was a four time Super Bowl champion and a three time Super Bowl MVP as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. His accomplishments and accolades on the football field are endless, ranging from a 6 time All-Pro to a two time NFL league MVP. Montana’s success earned him inclusion on the NFL’s 1980’s All-Decade Team and the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. In conjunction with Upper Deck Authenticated, Joe Montana is the latest in a short line of great athletes to be honored with a unique ‘Tegata’ memorabilia piece. A ‘Tegata’ is a traditional form of Japanese memorabilia that is reserved only for the most superior athletes. Utilizing handmade Japanese Hamada paper, Montana has inked his left hand in black and included an authentic Inkan stamp which aligns with the traditional craft. The overall keepsake, which measure 36″ wide by 36″ high, includes a 9.5″ by 10.5″ inset center upon which Montana hand has been inked and is surrounded by a double-matted collage style background of San Francisco 49ers images. Montana performed the ‘Tegata’ process under supervision of UDA officials and helped in the hand-crafting of 25 uniquely authentic stamps for the debut release. The limited-edition silver autographed hand print is guaranteed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Five-Step Authentication Process.