February 25, 2009
2009 Upper Deck Spectrum
When I got to work last night I immediately zeroed in on this new product sitting on the shelf begging me to buy it. But upon closer inspection I saw that not only does Derek Jeter grace the design of this product but so does Kim Kardashian. Seeing her face on a box of baseball cards cemented the fact that I will not buy any of this product unless the cards are handpicked. Why on earth would I buy a box of this with even the slimmest chance of ending up with an autograph of that twit? Way to go Upper Deck. Some of the celebrities they put in products are not terrible, however what makes her a superstar? (I am refraining from saying what I really think, but tap your third eye and figure it out.)
In any case, I have my eye on several Pujols cards from this set on eBay and would much rather do that, and spend maybe $20 bucks and end up with the only cards I even want from the set. I am eagerly holding out for Heritage. While I am trying very hard to not spend money, if I do it is going to be on something that doesn't have "stupid" cards in it, and something that I enjoy every year. I can't say that I have enjoyed Spectrum that much in the past, or have ever pulled anything great from it.
Photo courtesy of Dave & Adam's.