August 21, 2009

This might be the last Upper Deck pack I buy

Last week when the news hit that Topps was granted an exclusive MLB license, I lamented over losing UD. It had its faults, but so does Topps.

While at Wal-Mart, I looked at the baseball card aisle and decided to splurge $20 on a 2008 Sweet Spot packs (blaster?). You really only get one pack with a guaranteed game-used jersey or autograph inside.

I figured if I was going to buy something of Upper Deck, I would go out with a bang.

This was my prize:





It's not this exact card. I borrowed this picture from eBay because I hate scanning cards, but I received a similar Clayton Kershaw autograph numbered to /50. It wasn't the Derek Jeter autograph I hoped for, but this was fun too.

Thanks Upper Deck.

11 comments:

  1. I promise this won't be the last pack of UD you buy.
    BTW, great pull on the Kershaw considering how bad most of that retail Sweet Spot is.

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  2. The auto resembles something a chicken might do if you tied a sharpie to its leg but even so, that's a nice pull out of retail. I bought one of those Sweet Spot tins once from Target (got three doubles and a crap jersey bit) and vowed to leave them on the shelf from now on.

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  3. I don't think I would buy that product (again) I have had horrible luck with it, but that is one sweet autograph (the subject, not the signature), great job and way to go out with a bang!

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  4. Gah, every single blogger but me is pulling Kershaw autos. (I guess I need to pony up 20 bucks for one pack of cards).

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  5. I've only ever purchased one pack of Sweet Spot and even though I pulled something great, I swore off ever buying another pack after watching a bunch of breaks online. I was lucky enough to pull a Griffey Jr autographed bat card. It would be nice if it were the only one, but there are five different versions of the card for around 800 - 1,000 total autographed bat cards. This product seemed to be much better when everything came in just one pack instead of 6 packs per box.

    Odds-wise, you did do very well. I've seen nothing but boring, single colored jersey swatches come out of the retail packs.

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  6. It should be noted, I bought one of these last year.

    I got a Pudge Rodriguez Yankees grey jersey card.

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  7. Night Owl, you just gotta buy more retail apparently. I pulled my Kershaw Heritage auto out of a loose (and partially-opened, searched) pack at Target this year.

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  8. i am guessing that gabe kapler auto i sent doesn't match up with the kershaw. i'll have to keep looking...

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  9. UD still has the players license. Losing the MLB license will be the best thing that ever happened to UD and collectors. They're going to be inserting more/better auto's with all the $$ that they would have normally paid to the greedy owners.

    Sweet Spot was exclusive to Target (and hobby) so you couldn't get it at Wal-Mart.

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  10. Except while I was at Wal-Mart, they had a pack of Sweet Spot for $20.

    And, I bought it.

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