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Card of the Day: 1991 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan / Rickey Henderson SP

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

There are so many things to love about Upper Deck of the early 90s. The company invigorated the hobby with a new type of product that appealed to more than just your average kid saving his lunch money. UD was the first to insert autographs into packs, the first to use holograms, and the first to introduce the seeded special cards that we’ve come to know as SP.

The initials SP could mean many things, and to this day I am still unsure if Upper Deck meant for it to mean special or short printed, such as the letters are used in Beckett. Regardless of what they mean, they were affixed to certain cards that hobbyists chased with their hard-earned dollars. Continue reading