by Mr. Scott
After many months of hard work as the only guest contributor at Wax Heaven, Mr. Scott, a lifelong Yankees fan has finally hit cardboard gold with a very special New York autograph.
Check out Mr. Scott’s review of 2009 Upper Deck SP Authentic, a surprise candidate for best of 2009 Upper Deck, along with Goodwin Champions, UDx, and O-Pee-Chee.
2009 Upper Deck SP Authentic
Cards: 5 per pack
Price: $94 per Box (Includes Shipping)
By the Letter: 2 (Donald Veal #49/65 & Ken Griffey Jr. #10/24)
Signatures: 1 (Derek Jeter)
By the Letter: 2 (Pablo Sandoval #18/28 & Jon Lester #06/30)
Future Watch Auto: 1 (Colby Rasmus #156/300)
Set Break Down:
Base Set: 100 of 100 100% (72 Dupes)
SP portion of Set: 17 of 70
Overall Review: This is an amazing product. The autograph checklist is one of the strongest of the year. In the boxes I busted I pulled some astonishing autographs. The first auto I pulled from box one was a Griffey Jr. letter patch. When I pulled that I was elated but 2 packs later I was blown out of the water when I pulled a Jeter auto. The autos in the 2nd box were just icing on the cake.
I find the patches in product to be far superior to the patches I pulled in Icons & Finest. There is a more crisp feel to them. The only disappointment with patches are that rookie patches spell out SP AUTHENTIC. I’d almost rather them spell out anything else.
With 2 boxes you get a complete set, plenty of serial numbered cards & my favorite insert (Non Auto/Game Used) of the year, Platinum Power. The base cards have very crisp look to them and photography is incredible. This product by far is my favorite of the year. At $90-$100 price range I think you get a fair deal.