Perhaps the baseball blogger community beat up this set sufficiently when it came out in early 2009, but this set was so bad it deserves every kick directed at it. You remember it, Upper Deck 2008 Documentary. This card highlight's Greg Maddux pitching his 5,000 inning. That is certainly a notable milestone which deserves to be commemorated. So why is Manny Ramirez on the card? This is the type of foolishness for which this set is well known. But this card takes foolishness one step further into dishonesty. Manny is wearing a Dodgers away uni when this game was played in LA. And even worse, do you see the guy sitting in the background behind Manny's knee. He may be a bit blurry, but he is surely wearing a Cardinals uniform. The catcher is wearing a red wrist band. There are a lot of people in the stands wearing red. This picture is not from the game highlighted, it is not even from a Giants-Dodgers game.
Why am I so worked up about this, over 2 years after the set came out? When this set was announced, I thought it was a great idea. I looked forward to trying to collect a card from each of the Phillies games in 2008 (the year they won the World Series). What a great collection that would have been. What a disappointment.