Where were you the day Steven Judd broke your heart?
I was sitting at work surfin’ eBay when it was reported on the industry blog, The Sports Card File, that Upper Deck had discontinued the Masterpieces brand.
This year Upper Deck gave us a strange-looking Goudey and a wonderful release of Goodwin Champions but it just wasn’t the same. We need, no, demand the return of Masterpieces in 2010.
While it is not known exactly what brands besides the flagship will return in 2010, we do know the exact number of releases at this time is six. How many of the current brands deserve a comeback in 2010?
Spectrum? No. A Piece of History? No. UDx? Yes. SP Authentic? Maybe. Goudey? Possibly. Upper Deck, think outside the box and give us the grand return of Fleer and Masterpieces.
Eric, a Wax Heaven reader and Andy Pettitte super collector sent me a list of events in baseball he’d like to see commemorated in 2010 Masterpieces, should it be brought back from the dead.
Eric’s 2010 Dream Masterpieces List:
Celebrating Bonds’ #756
Canseco’s first 40/40 season
Jeter’s infamous “flip play” when he backhanded the ball to home plate
Griffey returning home to Seattle for one final season
Randy Johnson winning #300
Kirby Puckett’s catch/walk-off HR in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series
Rickey Henderson’s #939 SB
Any number of Nolan Ryan’s milestones
Bo Jackson two-sport showcasing him swinging the bat and running as a Raider
George Brett flying off the bench for the pine-tar incident
Kent Hrbek flipping Ron Gant off 1st base in the 91 Series
George W. Bush throwing out the 1st pitch in the World Series after 9/11
Roger Clemens chucking the busted bat at Mike Piazza
Josh Hamilton’s HR Derby showcase from 2008
Mark Buehlre’s perfect game
Nick Adenhart/Harry Kallas tribute cards
Ted Williams in his golf cart at the All Star game, surrounded by the current All Stars
Would you buy 2010 Masterpieces if all those cards were included?