This week we have a nice little pick up. A hobby box of 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces. This is the first year I have purchased the brand. Kicking myself for not getting any 2007 boxes. My first impression of the set is that it has a great checklist. Plenty of old and new mixed together. The parallels are good looking also. I enjoy the contrast of the black and red borders.
So let's get to peeling some foil!
One hobby box. Six cards per pack. Twelve packs per box.
120 Card Base Set
Bronze Ore Border
Deep Blue Border
Forest Green Border
Persian Blue Border
Pinot Red Border / 1
Sirious Black Border / 5
Urban Grey Border
I am not sure of print runs but these are all of the colored borders.
Captured on Canvas - Game Worn Jersey Cards
Captured on Canvas - Autograph / Jersey Combo Card
Captured on Canvas - Autograph / Patch Combo Card / 25
Captured on Canvas - Patch Card / 50
Stroke of Genius - On Card Autographs
2 Justin Upton
Nice card. I am digging the action painting and the feel of the cards. Good job on Upper Deck's part.
13 Curt Schilling Black Border
First Black Border parallel of the box.
Of Curt Schilling.
One of those clutch pitchers every team wants.
And a geek.
27 Victor Martinez
Catcher. The other ball team in Ohio.
34 Gary Sheffield
Congrats on the 500 Home Run Club membership.
62 Alex Rodriguez
Youngest player to 500 Home Run Club.
Youngest player to consistently choke in October.
79 Russell Martin
Catcher. Greatest position to play.
Nice action shot of Russell robing Conor Jackson of a foul ball.
I would have let a lucky fan get a souvenir.
I am nice. He is mean.
39 Roy Oswalt
I may be a Reds fan but I appreciate a great guy like Roy.
5 Max Scherzer
60 Whitey Ford
Some pitcher that did something that got Yankee fans excited.
88 Frank Thomas
This is turning into the 500 Home Run Club box.
105 Tom Seaver
Best known as a Met. Best games as a Red.
114 Willie Stargell Dark Blue Border 106 / 125
Anyone who does not like Pops also
hates cute puppies with wet noses, apple pie and sunny days.
4 Chipper Jones Black Border
I am not a big fan of Chipper. Some guys are.
But this is one heck of a card.
The black border only adds to the art.
48 Ryan Braun
Favorite player on the favorite team of my dispatcher.
The guy knows nothing about baseball.
54 David Wright
Great looking card. The look of agony on his face as he
knows the home run means nothing in the loss to the Reds.
76 Greg Maddux
Just seems unnatural out of a Braves uni.
68 Rich Harden
90 Ryan Zimmerman
Gonna be a good year for this guy on
the Bay Rats with Dunn in the lineup.
23 Jim Thome
I like Jim Thome. But is he a Hall of Famer?
Sure he has the stats but he is a career DH. He can
fist pump while carrying an oversize Mr. Microphone all
he wants. Still not gonna make him a shoe in.
63 Hideki Matsui
CC-JV Jason Varitek
Captured on Canvas Game Worn Jersey.
33 Asdrubal Cabrera
Don't know much about this Cabrera but it looks
like he is a huge Blue Jays fan wanting an auto.
Wait until after the game, guy.
53 Carlos Beltran
Typical New York power hitter.
19 Ryne Sandberg
Ryne is one of the best at 2nd base.
Hall of Famer.
Loved by fans.
Adored by collectors.
But he played in Chicago for their National League team.
Yes. I am type A at times.
Yankee Stadium Legacy Game 3435
Looks like a sorta down year by his standards.
82 Felix Hernandez
If this guy ever learns how to pitch in the majors
we are looking at the next Tom Seaver. If.
67 Eric Chavez
40 Alex Gordon
Will the Royals ever be over .500 again?
118 Bob Gibson SP
Was there ever a better championship pitcher? Christy Mat, maybe.
CC-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
Captured on Canvas Autograph / Jersey Parallel.
77 Jake Peavy
Peavy! Make sure you come to the Reds in trade!
Peavy for Bailey. We would love that.
7 Evan Longoria
22 Kosuke Fukudome
A rookie last year who stunk it up. HAHAHAHAHA!
35 Magglio Ordonez
His best power year came while playing with Jose Canseco.
43 Chin-Lung Hu
First double of the box.
Yankee Stadium Legacy Game 3385
71 Ryan Howard
Phillies have not had a masher like this guy since
Schmidt's 'stache roamed the infield.
56 Jose Reyes
On heck of a 5 tool guy. Yep. A Met's tool.
32 Justin Verlander
Good luck on the comeback. Tigers need ya big guy.
100 Yogi Berra Black Border
A non smiling Yogi? Who painted this?
A Mets fan? Yogi should always be smiling or
jumping into Whitey's arms in joy.
18 Alfonso Soriano
I'd smile also if I was paid kajillions to hit like
a Gashouse Gorilla and not produce playoff time.
46 Robin Yount
What is this monstrosity? Yount?
Without a hair covered upper lip? Has all that is
good in this world gone by the wayside?
How can he hit without it?
61 Mariano Rivera
Lights out. Best reliever. Ever.
96 Ernie Banks
Mr. Cub! Great shortstop, hitter and ambassador for baseball.
6 Mark Teixeira
Are they sure this is not Greg Maddux at bat?
26 Grady Sizemore
Plays on a team this guy likes.
69 Chase Utley
First triple of the box.
Yankee Stadium Legacy Game 3410
20 Carlos Zambrano
Fall apart completely this year. Please?
75 Tony Gwynn
Skinny Tony? And the brown, orange and yellow?
Joe is happy.
47 Prince Fielder
I can has veggieburger??!!1?!
13 Curt Schilling
113 Steve Carlton
Second greatest great pitcher on hard luck teams.
Walter Johnson being first.
Yankee Stadium Legacy Game 413
64 Joba Chamberlain
63 Hideki Matsui
Second double of the box.
77 Jake Peavy
Third double of the box.
50 Joe Mauer
Another great catcher named Joe. How can you not love that?
12 wade Boggs Black Border
Glad to see his hair is making a comeback.
4 Chipper Jones
The black border is defiantly better looking .
13 Wade Boggs
Not bad. Both the base and the parallel in the same pack.
11 Carl Yastrzemski
Probably one of the most unappreciated greats.
89 Roy Halladay
Gonna be a good year for this guy. As usual.
Then a mid season trade to the Yankees makes him
74 Luke Hochevar
55 Johan Santana
16 Johnathan Papelbon
You would not like him when he's angry.
38 Lance Berkman Red Border Parallel
I like these borders the best from the ones I have seen.
83 Ozzie Smith
The Wizzard. Opening days without his flips are just opening days.
95 Warren Spahn
Any Spahn card is a great card.
How can you not love that leg kick?
41 Vladimir Guerrero
I was just joking when I told Mr. I HeArt Halos
I wanted to see Vlady in SLC for a week of rehab.
So there you have it. A great looking set and a nice box break. Not too many doubles and a good mix. But what have you guys noticed?
Mr. Reds Cards has become the go to guy for all your Cubs cards needs.
What diety have I pissed of to see Reds card after Reds card pulled by Braves fan, Cub fan, Indians fan, Mets fan and even Yankees fan?