After the last round, we were here:
Today it's 1996 Circa vs. 1994 SP
When Upper Deck premiered in 1989, it was considered a premium card, the first of it's kind. By 1994, Upper Deck was just another card. UD introduced SP in 1993 as a new level of premium card to compete with the Stadium Clubs, Pinnacles and Ultras of the world. 1993 SP was a great card. 1994 SP is just a mess. Why the decision to print the cards on foil board? That decision results in an ugly card. The backs are OK, but who buys cards for the backs?
The result: I don't care much for 1996 Circa, but in a battle of cards I don't really like, the ugly 1994 SP has to go down.
The next post we'll run the table on this quartile and determine the semi-finalist for the Babe Ruth Division.