I picked up a blaster box of 2009 Upper Deck Spectrum on Saturday. I won't be buying any more. $20 for 28 cards, 3 of which were the 20th anniversary cards. Of the remaining cards, I only got 4 players I collect and only one parallel card. Here's the sorry lot.
#64 Alex RodriguezDoes anyone else think these cards are too purple?
And that they all look pretty much alike?
#24 Jim Thome
And that they look pretty much like 2008 Upper Deck X? Especially the backs?
#40 Lance Berkman
Only one Astro and no Phillies.
#14 J. D. Drew
Although I collect Drew, there are plenty of other players I'd have rather had.
#8 John Smoltz Spectrum Blue
Much nicer looking than the base card and the only parallel in the box.
#120 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary Retrospective
I've only seen 5 of these cards. This one makes as much sense as last year's Upper Deck Documentary. The card celebrates the end of Communist rule in Hungary as symbolized by the reburial of 1956 Prime Minister Imre Nagy in Hero's Square in front of 250,000 people. The picture looks like some guys redecorating a night club.
And I learned what it means when the box says "MEMORABILIA CARD in EVERY box (on average).
It means, that some boxes, like the box I bought, don't have a memorabilia card.