Friday, December 21, 2012

2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces

Set Size: 120 cards (90 regular plus 30 short prints)

Design Notes: A simple foil frame surrounds a painted image of the player. The back uses a cropped version of the artwork, a highlights paragraph and a single year and career statistics. The card fronts have a texture feel.

Parallels and Similars: Ten parallels were issued with various-colored borders, but base cards have white borders. Masterpieces first began in 2007, and the designs are very similar.

Distribution: Cards were sold in packs of six, with only 12 packs per box.

Thoughts: Cards featuring artwork are always welcome in my collection. The set is very well-designed and the art looks great. Is there any doubt in your mind that this set is already part of my collection?

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