July 26, 2009
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Upper Deck: The card company that was supposed to pay for our kids' colleges with factory-sealed baseball sets featuring Ken Griffey, Jr. rookie cards. Stupid no good lousy baseball card market crash ...
Anyhoo, The Becket Blog (via Japers' Rink) has some details about the 2009-10 Upper Deck hockey set, which includes this Alexander Ovechkin(notes) card that looks like Tony Stark is targeting Ovie's kidneys with wrist missiles. "Top Guns?" Somebody better Photoshop an image of Goose into this thing by end of business on Monday.
From The Becket Blog:
The set arrives in November with two UD Game Jersey cards, two All-World Team cards and six Superstar insert cards per 24-pack box. Each 12-box case will include one Big Playmakers oversized-swatch jersey card one Clearly Canadian or Clear Cut Trios card (both printed on acetate), one Signature Sensations card and as many as seven more inserts.
Leahy's all smart about this card stuff, and he said Upper Deck puts out "quality cards." I asked him if that meant they were better than my 1990 Score factory set, and he said "absolutely." As if Upper Deck's 2009 set would have anything as glorious as this. Can't believe he ever shaved.