Sunday, December 25, 2011

2008 USA Baseball National Team

Set size: 60 cards

Front Design: A blue tinted flag is the background at the bottom, with gold foil printed over the top containing the USA Baseball and Upper Deck logos, and the player's name, jersey number, and position. The blue tint at the top identifies this as a National Team member (instead of a Junior National Team member). The rest of the card is a color photo.

Back Design: The top portion of the card repeats the waving flag with a cropped headshot and some biographical stats. His USA Baseball statistics and a short biography is printed in black over a grey background with a white USA Baseball watermark.

Parallels and Similars: Many autograph and memorabilia sets use the same numbering as the base set, but there are no parallels in the set.

Distribution: Cards were sold in boxed set form and included the 60 card base set, seven autographed cards, and two memorabilia cards.

Thoughts: The design is solid and USA Baseball sets are very popular. Tyson Ross is a pitcher for the A's now, though he's still too fresh to know how well he'll turn out.

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