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2009 Upper Deck Spectrum Review

September 2, 2009

Hi guys, here is my first review, 2009 Upper Deck Spectrum. I don’t really know why I bought this, more because I was curious than anything else. Before I start I will say I will not be buying more of these but I am happy with what I got. I ended up pulling 57 base, 3 parallels, 1 jersey, 1 jersey auto, 1 spectrum of stars auto, and 1 buyback auto. The base design looks pretty good in my mind but the purple ruins it. If it had been a green, blue, or black I probably would have bought at least another box of these. They did a good job with the parallels, I got a green jimmy rollins 20/99 which is pretty sweet along with a dan haren and a dan uggla both numbered to 250. I do like it when the base sets ar eonly 100 cards because then you only get good players. Unfortunately I did not get the Torii hunter card so I am a little disapointed with that. The backs of the cards are nice with a short and sweet summary of the player and a sharp design. Now for the hits. The jersey I got was a John Smoltz #/99. John Smoltz isn’t that good anymore and the jerseys in spectrum are tiny. I couldn’t really care more or less about it. The card that pretty much made my box was the Evan Longoria Jersey Auto 7/10. The fact that a card numbered to 10 is a sticker auto is somewhat ridiculous but it is on straight and the card looks great. The card probably paid for my 55 dollar box right there. The Spectrum of Stars autos are pretty much failures. They are sticker autos of people know one has ever heard of  and they are doing bad on the secondary market. Mine was of matt prokop, a star in high school musical 3 and hannah montana. This is pretty pathetic. I don’t think anyone would want that card, especially not me. The last hit I got was a n autographed buyback of Dave Conception from 2001 upper deck legends. The acual card is only worth 15 dollars book value, but since I have the buyback version it is probably worth more, it is still an awesome looking on card auto of famous shortstop for the reds dave conception, I heard they even retired his number 13 2 years ago.

Price: C+

Design: B

Pulls: B-

Product’s Overall rating: B-

My Box’s rating: A-

All the cards are for trade except for the longoria and conception.

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