By Mr. Scott
Last time around Mr. Scott busted 2009 SP Authentic and pulled a sweet Derek Jeter autograph. Being a die-hard Yankees fan, it was his best day of 2009.
Well, this time around Mr. Scott purchased two boxes of Upper Deck’s recently released 2009 Sweet Spot and guess what he found in one of his boxes? If you said a Derek Jeter autograph you are correct!
2009 Sweet Spot
Packs: 6 packs
Cards: 8 per pack
Sweet Spot Signatures: Sean Marshall #01/49
Sweet Beginnings: Colby Rasmus #137/350
Sweet Swatch Dual Memorabilia: Wang / Matsuzaka
Sweet Spot Signatures: Derek Jeter #086/150
Sweet Beginnings: Elvis Andrus #272/350
Sweet Swatch Dual Memorabilia: Pujols / Hamilton
Overall: 54 of 100 (54%) – Dupes/Triplets: 24
Review: The base cards have great actions shot plus great embossed stitching at the bottom. Only downfall with the base products is correlation. Too many duplicated and triplets for just two boxes.
Another disappointment is the Retrospective cards which I could do without. The pulls were 50/50 with these boxes. I mean, pulling a Jeter is an A+ but finding a Marshall autograph is a D-.
I guess they place autographs in this product for every type of collector. The Sweet Beginning cards are beautiful plus the autographs are on card & numbered. I believe I pulled two of the better players from this set.
Whenever you pull a Jeter autograph you can’t be disappointed. I may buy more of these boxes if they fall to the $65 range. I don’t really see that happening as 2008 Sweet Spot is still in the $85 range.
I have now opened four different Sweet Spot products and the 2007 release still reigns supreme. I would say the 2009 version is a far second but a lot better than expected after 2008.