Monday, September 21, 2009

My First Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

I have a hobby box of this on order from an eBay seller and I should get it soon. But I saw a couple of Phillies for sale and had to have them. The first is #43, Cole Hamels. It has the World Series trophy on the card. I'm happy that for the first (and who knows, maybe the last) issue of Upper Deck Goodwin Champions, the Phillies were the World Champions.The second card I bought is #15, Richie Allen.

I include the back of the Allen card so you can see what they look like. The cards are printed on gray card stock and the backs are pretty plain. I also included the back of the Allen card to complain a bit. Many bloggers have complained about the sloppiness of Upper Deck over the past few years. This card has two examples. The card presents Allen's 1966 stats with the Phillies. He is identified as Dick Allen. Maybe this is picky but when Allen played in Philadelphia he was known as Richie Allen. He only became Dick Allen when he went to the White Sox. The other complaint is the Phillies logo on the back. The logo pictured is the Phillies logo from the 1970s and 1980s. In 1966, the Phillies had a very similar logo as today's which you can see on the front of the card. Picky maybe, but I say sloppy.

Otherwise I like the cards and can't wait for my box to arrive.


Dinged Corners said...

It's not picky.

Do you like GC because you need to see something new, or do you like them because they appeal to you?

capewood said...

A little of both perhaps. But they do appeal to me. I had gotten one of the previews in another Upper Deck product and liked what I saw. The cards are very dramatic looking which sets them apart from A&G, in my mind.

freeandylaroche said...

That's just the sort of thing I've come to expect from UD. The design is beautiful but there are so many aspects to this and every other UD product lately that suggests they're mailing it in.