Monday, February 23, 2009

The First Upper Deck Blaster Of 2009

OK, maybe not the first of the blogging community, but my first 2009 Upper Deck blaster. That's got to count for something... right?

It may only be important to me, but here it goes. The card of Juan Uribe that you see in this post is the lone White Sox card pulled from the blaster of ten packs of 2009 Upper Deck.

I'll let that sink in for a second. Every other team was represented well. I get a great action shot of a former White Sox player. It could have been worse. I could have gotten no White Sox cards. I am eternally grateful for the one card and plenty of trading fodder.

There weren't even any current White Sox players on other teams in there. Just Juan Uribe and a couple of ghosts from the 2005 World Series team.

Frank Thomas and Aaron Rowand were in full force, both popping up near the end of the journey. I have both of Juan Uribe's cards from both flagship sets, in my first attempt at collecting in the new year. You know what this means, don't you? Juan Uribe will be the National League MVP of 2009. Stranger things have happened.

Upper Deck has the opposite effect on me. I think the cards look fantastic on the computer images, but in my hand is a different story. The cards look tired and listless. The design seems lazy with the same picture cropped to a head shot on the back.

Maybe the design will grow on me, like last year's. Hey, I'm just happy that there was a White Sox card in there somewhere. Five packs in, first card, still is in the thick of it all.

8 comments:

Sooz said...

i have yet to see an Upper Deck blaster, but it shouldn't matter cause I'm buying any packs ... that's my new year's resolution.

Marie said...

How come everytime I go to leave a comment somewhere Sooz leaves what I want to say first? Bahh...

Any YSL?

I have some cards aside for you.

White Sox Cards said...

I've only seen UD blasters. No Topps yet, but I haven't looked in over a week. I've been catching up on here and sick again.

Yep, there's a few YSL set aside.

night owl said...

Steve, if no one's promised you them yet, I can send you 09 UD of Thome and Contreras.

White Sox Cards said...

Sure, I am never opposed to people sending me White Sox cards. :)

Slette said...

Any 09 non A-Rod Yankees happen to fall out of those bad boys? I still haven't bought a single pack of 09 stuff yet either.

White Sox Cards said...

A few, I suppose. Would you be interested?

Slette said...

I could be persuaded

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