I would love an answer to this also. I spent over 6 months corresponding with 4 different people at Upper Deck, including the CEO to get descriptions of all the variations (deep blue linen, persian blue linen, blue steel, windsor green, green linen, etc.). I even sent scans of several different cards. Below is the response I received.
"I apologize for the long delay, as we have tried every avenue in trying to get your answers that you requested. No one seems to have an answer for you to be honest. If you would like to talk to someone, you can try contacting the Customer Service Supervisor, as I had forwarded your email to him to handle, but he has contacted everyone as well. I know this is not the answer you are looking for, but I believe the people who actually had this answer no longer work for the company unfortunately."
I have these 08 Topps Gold Football for trade or sale; a// /2008
08 Topps Campain MatchUps # 1860, 1992
I saw these on your list I liked
09 Topps Chrome Xfractor CC sabathia #49
09 OP Chee Black #270 texeria
09 UD Piece of History Dual GU CC sabathia/Zambrano /99
08 Topps Opening Day Gold Alfonso Soriano /2199
I also collect these;
09 Goodwin Mini Silver Foil
09 Allen Ginter Mini Bazooka
09 Topps Black Parallels /58 baseball
09 Topps SP Baseball
email me at email@example.com Thanks tom