“Why buy RETAIL?”
I went into this product not entirely thrilled about it. First of all, the base cards didn’t impress me from seeing them online and the box breaks I saw on YouTube left a lot to be desired. Ultimately, I am very thankful I gave them a shot!
Design – A – What can I say about the photography…hmm, how about PERFECT? Upper Deck treats us with great new and classic photography (Piazza!), not to mention the very classy autographs and patch cards.
Price – B – This weekend Hanley Ramirez was in a local card shop signing autographs starting at $49. This box came with an autograph, 3 game-used patches, and tons of base cards (with many parallels) all for $120. I would say the price is fair but at $100 it would have been very respectable.
Pulls – A – All the usual stars, minus Jeter and Manny and a couple of nice prospects, including Phil Hughes, but no Joba. The hits were just about perfect! A Griffey Jr., Jose Reyes, and Roy Halladay. That’s about as good as you can get in U.D Masterpieces, I would assume…
Overall – A – Great value for four guaranteed hits, tons of base cards and some of the best-designed cards of the years. This is only the third “A” in almost twenty product reviews in 2007. Congrats, Upper Deck!