February 28, 2009
2009 Upper Deck Spectrum Complete Set
As many of you know I decided to boycott hobby packs of this product for putting Kim Kardashian on the same box as Derek Jeter. I still don't understand that, but whatever. I was searching eBay as always for some Pujols cards from this set when I can across someone selling complete sets at auction. They were all ending in a relatively short amount of time, and all within minutes of each other from the same seller.
I figured I would bid on the one ending the soonest and if I didn't win, I had 2 more chances. I lost the first one, so I bid on the second. I ended up in a bidding war with someone and gave up when it was at $11 because I really didn't need this set in the first place. Third time is a charm because after a short bidding war with this one, I came away victorious at for $7.69 with FREE shipping. Take that Upper Deck. Hobby packs retail for $6.99 each, and I got the complete set for what it would have cost me for one pack with tax. I win!
I figured I would keep the cards I wanted, and list the rest on eBay and try to make my $8 bucks back. I have a bunch of players I like putting in my albums so by the time I am done, there may not be any left to sell.
Just a quick note on the design, which is that it's boring and purple. Why purple? It's not very masculine, nor does it even look that cool. I'm not even going to start on the Crayola assortment of parallels because I would be here all night.