SP Authentic Is Live & Sexy!

12 10 2009

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.

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10 responses

12 10 2009
jesse

looks great! might wait until my 08 SPA redeption gets here before I bust any of this, but it does look nice

12 10 2009
Newspaperman

~Hurray, “By The Letter” patches are back!~

12 10 2009
mfw13

The base card design would look great if you take away the foil. Too bad they didn’t save it for an issue where people actually care about the base cards!

12 10 2009
RWH

I just can’t get excited for another product that is pushing fake letter patch autographs. It’s easily the most overdone gimmick in the hobby now and both companies continue to make the mistake.

12 10 2009
Slette

Nice, Pettitte made the checklist again. Nice to see UD giving him some love this year.

12 10 2009
Offy

This is the best thing that I’ve seen out of Upper Deck this year. I’ll wait until I see some box breaks to see what this is like since it was the box value that killed both O-Pee-Chee and Goodwin for me.

12 10 2009
Newspaperman

I forgot to note that I love the return of the “Platinum Power” die cuts. SP was awesome back in the day for foil rookies, holoview inserts and die-cut inserts.

12 10 2009
iamjoecollector

So UD is re releasing 2007 SPA Baseball for the second year in a row?

12 10 2009
Joe

spacing on the ‘albert’ looks a bit scrunched up once it hits the curve

would like to see a saltalamacchia base card

13 10 2009
Kevin

IM willing to bet that the fake Jeter buybacks will show BEFORE the real ones!
Hoo Ray for counterfiet buy back autos!

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