Thursday, December 13, 2012

2008 Upper Deck Goudey

Set Size: 330 cards (200 card base set, 130 SPs)

Design Notes: The base cards use artwork-style images over a line drawing background; Jeter or Griffey appear at the bottom of each card. The fronts basically use a Goudey card design. Nothing on the back actually quotes Griffey or Jeter, though. The backs are grey card stock with one color printing including a biography and statistics.

Parallels and Similars: Minis with backs printed in one of five colors were randomly inserted into packs.

Distribution: Hobby boxes contain 18 packs of eight cards each, while retail blasters hold eight, eight-card packs.

Thoughts:  I really want to like this set, but the art just isn't authentic-looking enough. I know a lot of others like the set, but it's just not 100% right. This is another set that's nearly impossible to complete, with only seven SPs per box and over one-third of the set being SPs. The multi-sport autograph subjects were very popular in the product, though.

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