Shane of Wax Heaven’s Man on the Street was once a regular fixture at Wax Heaven. Known as a “high-roller”, Shane would buy several boxes of the highest-end products for collectors to see just what was being pulled from non-Beckett boxes.
Coming out of retirement for a second time, Shane has returned to bust a box of Upper Deck Black Football. In baseball, we saw Black in 2007. The product was beautiful but every $200 dollars box on YouTube was a disaster. It wasn’t until the prices came down that people began to appreciate it. Of course, by then the brand had been put out to pasture.
Well, Black is back and looks even better than before thanks to Upper Deck’s fabulous football design team. I could try my best to describe the cards but it’s best to just read what Gellman says, as he’s kind of the unofficial Black spokesman. Simply put, Black looks fantastic. Unfortunately, once again there have been some really bad box breaks.
So how will Shane do with his $200 dollar box of 2009 Upper Deck Black? Well, check out the gallery of the cards he pulled for yourself. Clearly these look better than anything Panini & Topps has done in football this year but I don’t know how much longer boxes will remain that high.
Shane mentioned that one of his card shop buddies spent a fortune bustin’ Black and finally pulled a cut signature. The problem? It was numbered to 172. It appears that much like was the case with 2007 Black Baseball, picking up singles on eBay may be the best way to go with this product.
Once you go Black … do you go back?