Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2008 UD Masterpieces

I was with the family doing our monthly grocery shopping in WalMart over the weekend. I always take at least a peek at their baseball card rack, pitiful as it is. I wasn't expecting to see anything I wanted but they had a blaster of 2008 UD Masterpieces for 40% off the regular price. I was thinking that I hadn't bought much of this product so I decided to take a shot. Indeed, I found later that I had only bought one blaster box in 2008. I like the product but I think the high price ($0.75/card) and the lack of hits in the box put me off.

The set has 120 cards, I had 32 from the other box. What are the odds I'd get some cards I didn't already have? Pretty good I thought but I was wrong. There were 8 4-card packs in the box. That's another 32 cards. Only 9 were cards I didn't have. Man.  At least there were a few good cards among them.

I collect Guerrero so this was nice. He was an All-Star in 2007. This picture looks like it is from the Home Run Derby, which he won in 2007.

Post-career Ozzie cards are always welcome.

As are post-career Cal Ripken cards. This picture also looks like it's from an All-Star game. This has to be the 2001 game. It was Ichiro's first All-Star game (where he was the game MVP) and Cal's last All-Star game (where he went 1-2 with a solo home run).

And finally, the only insert in the box.

Killer passed away just this past year so perhaps the black border is appropriate. I don't have any Killebrew cards from when he played and the few post-career cards I have show him as a Twin.

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

Sorry about your sucky luck on the dupes. Nostalgic type that I am I like seeing the older Washtington pictures of Harmon myself. At least you did get that one. I'd love to see Topps do a Masterpieces type set.