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Pack Break: 2008 Upper Deck First Edition Update

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

08udptIt was a long but restless weekend for sure. My wife and I had a surprise baby shower (check out the haul) on Saturday, and then one of my friends had a long, elaborate Indian wedding on Sunday night. These two events combined left little time to rest, let alone sit down and write. That said, here is a small two-pack break. Continue reading

Pack Break: 2008 UD Timeline Retail

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

timelinepacksI don’t really know what’s so appealing about the $1.99 per pack price point, but for some reason it really made me want to buy a few packs of this product. The results of this three-pack break are enclosed. Continue reading

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

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

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. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2003 Upper Deck Superior Sluggers Hideki Matsui

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Fifty homers. That’s how many Hideki Matsui hit with the Yamiuri Giants in 2002. You hear that? The Yamiuri Giants. So tell me why the hell Upper Deck decided to make note of that in its 2003 Upper Deck insert set named Superior Sluggers. First off let’s get one thing straight: Matsui is not a slugger. He was dubbed Godzilla because he showed power while playing in Japan. But in his six years in the Major Leagues, he has not hit more than 31 homers, and has eclipsed the 25-homer mark only once.  So again, I ask, why put Matsui in the set? Continue reading