April 8, 2009
2009 Upper Deck First Edition
Yesterday when Sooz and I went to Target I bought some 2009 Upper Deck First Edition packs. These cards are the same exact concept as last year, same card design as Series 1 just without gloss. I'm a sucker for new stuff, especially when it's only 99 cents a pack and you can add in a very slim chance of a new Yankee Stadium Legacy card and I'm in my wallet to buy 'em.
The first pack I opened paid immediate dividends, with an Albert Pujols base card. The second or third pack yielded my 2009 Albert Pujols Starquest card. Sooz gave me a Russell Martin card, and I gave her a Kouzmanoff and her boy Cole Hamels. We opened the packs sitting at the bar watching baseball last night. Sooz bought a starter deck of Topps Attax and forked over the gold foil Albert Pujols that was in the middle of the deck. Hooray. 3 new Pujols cards just for me! I scanned some of the cards to make this more fun.
I will not say that I went back to Target today and snuck a few packs into the cart. Mom needed some stuff in there, and I sneakily added a few packs for my entertainment. I scored a Jeter Starquest, which I may or may not get to keep depending on whether or not Sooz winds up getting one in her travels or not. I kinda like the card, maybe a little more than Pujols' Starquest. I think because Jeter looks like himself on it, and Pujols looks weird because he's clean shaven and appears to be pitching and not throwing.
I haven't checked yet to see if Lind has a card in this set, but I didn't get one if he does. I want him to play well this season so I look like a genius for collecting him for 2 years. Though I have been seeking his cards for a while now, my collection seems to be limited, yet is almost half autograph cards. I can't say I mind, but I need to fill in some gaps in there. Maybe I will post a want list of Lind cards, don't count on me actually doing it but it sounds like a good idea.