Card of the Day: 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Luke Scott

I loved Baseball Heroes as an insert set in the early 90s. The card design was solid and it was a blast pulling the inserts from packs of Upper Deck from 1990 through 1993. So when I walked past the card section of my local Target on Monday and saw a 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes blaster box of 9 packs for a mere $15, I decided to try my hand. The worst I could so was pull a few star cards set in a familiar, appealing design.

The blaster yielded nothing of great significance. No autos or jerseys, one serial numbered card (John Smoltz /399), four Yankee Stadium Legacy Inserts (Babe Ruth and three others) and a bunch of base cards that make me think.

But there was one card in particular that pissed me off: Luke Scott. Someone tell me why the hell he is in this set. The set is called Baseball HEROES. Luke Scott has done nothing. That is why he is be being “honored” here for hitting his first home run as an Oriole. Whoop-De-Freaking-Do.

This brings up one of my biggest pet peeves in the hobby. The creation of sets where the player selection does not jive with the set’s name sake. Please, Upper Deck, think twice before you create your next “Heroes” set. I don’t want to see one for Sidney Ponson for making his last start for the Yankees, Rangers or Twins.

One Response to “Card of the Day: 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Luke Scott”

  1. Totally agreed. Whenever I’m out of things to do around the house I go through my boxes of cards and am always appalled at some of the guys included in various insert sets. It seems to be even more common with the explosion of the rookie card, doesn’t it?

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