As a fan and collector of Upper Deck baseball products, it’s been a tough two years. I’ve been witness to disasters such as Documentary and the death of Masterpieces to brands like A Piece of History and SPx continuing in their steep decline.
Even hyped products like O-Pee-Chee and Goodwin Champions faced mixed reviews from collectors, while O-Pee-Chee caused a massive lawsuit. It’s been a tough year for Upper Deck which is why I am shocked that 2009 SP Authentic looks this damn impressive.
Clearly, Upper Deck was listening when we told them we were tired of every brand having an “X” in the background. Not only that, Upper Deck included 90’s favorite, die-cut elements and a series of Flashback cards which feature a photograph of a player with the 2009 design.
You can see a sample Flashback card of Jim Thome here.
Dave & Adam’s is currently selling 2009 Upper Deck SP Authentic for just under $100 dollars. For that price you are guaranteed 120 cards with three autographs on average. There are also ninety-three 1993 SP Authentic Derek Jeter autographed buybacks, which will likely sell for a thousand or more when they start popping up.