Wednesday, June 4, 2008

2008 MLB A Piece of History

Another day, another $5 SRP UD product. This one is the ugly offspring of Donruss Americana and UD Artifacts.

8 cards per pack / 16 packs per box / 20 boxes per case

Hits: 3 GU/1 AU
Case Hits: 3 Patches
2 Autoed Memorabilia
5 Multi-Player Jersey Cards
1 Yankee Stadium Legacy Memorabilia
The Chase: Buttons /5

Of the three GU, one will be a Hollywood Memorabilia.

These card companies just don't get it, do they. Inserting President cuts, Hollywood star jerseys into EVERY product. It seems like the only untouched products are UD First Edition and Topps Opening Day. Now some collectors like those products. I don't. I want hits. If I want to build a set I'll build the Topps Heritage set. It's much more fun. I just want ONE baseball product without any impurities.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cheap Cracks

Today I bought a couple of blaster boxes off a dealer for $9.99 each. They were

2008 UD Spectrum
2008 Tristar Projections Yankee Prospects
2008 Tristar Projections

UD Spectrum - 7 packs/4 cards per pack, 1 GU Guaranteed

1st pack is GU. GU is Shannon Stewart. Not good. Also got a couple of Derek Jeter Retrospectrums and a YSL with Bernie on it. As a Mets fan , this is not good at all.

Grade: C

2008 Projections Yankee Prospects: 5 packs/7 cards per pack, 1 AU Guaranteed

Well, if I'm a Mets fan, why am I buying this product? I like prospects as well.

Hit: Austin Romine Auto

WOOHOO! Romine isn't terrible. However the base design is.

Grade: B-

2008 Tristar Projections: 6 packs/8 cards per pack, 1 AU Guaranteed

This better be good. The Dealer specifically recommended it. 1st pack I get two /25 parallels stuck together. John Tolisano (heard of him) and Robert Fish (who????).

Hit: Hector Correa Auto/50

Grade: C