Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Football

I was surprised to see a pack of this at Target tonight, so one made its way into my basket. I know I'll be in the minority here, but I found the '08 Masterpieces baseball checklist inferior to last year's, so I've held off on buying any. The football debut, however, should have a full complement of iconic moments to choose from without having been picked over the year before.

Let's tear in.

Top to Bottom:
56 Kevin Smith (I saw Zack and Miri Make a Porno last week, and now I'm surprised a Detroit Lion was capable of making something that funny.)

12 Earl Bennett

32 Joe Flacco

1 Donnie Avery

Grade: F+ (Only the Avery picture saves this pack.)
This pack was terrible. Is the whole set draft picks? Maybe it's my fault for not reading up on a product before purchasing it, but I feel duped. How are these guys Masterpieces? Which of them has produced a genuine Masterpiece Moment? I see Peyton Manning on the wrapper, I think I'm getting stars. I've got a free bit of advertising advice for the boys down at Absolut Vodka: Absolute Fail. Take a picture of this pack next to a bottle of the stuff. Run with it, Swedes, and run away from this product, everyone else. If this was a baseball pack, I'd have felt Bipped, but since it's football, I think I've been Bubby'd (as in Brister). Maximum suck.


madding said...

You should have known as soon as you saw the Lions player come out...

GCA said...

Rookies have no place in a masterpieces/legends/stars set. Why does EVERY set have to have rookies in it? There are collector's who aren't stuck on just rookies!

Somebody at UD should catch some serious Flacco for the collation too...

The Drizz said...

i'll give the bad lion a good home! the drizz @ 16861 tremlett, clinton twp, MI 48035 (worth a shot!)

CaptKirk42 said...

I happen to like the Masterpieces. I think the point is not the players having masterpiece plays but rather the style of the card, each portrait is a drawing/painting or a picture photoshoped to look like a painting.

Anybody who doesn't like these cards can send them my way, except for the relics and GU I don't like the idea of cutting up pieces of collectible memorabilia into 1" squares just to put onto cards.

DJ Bill B said...

I need these to complete a full set.

2008 UD Masterpieces card#97 - Favre/Hornung Time Warp
2008 UD Masterpieces card#99 - Y.A. Tittle/Eli Manning Time Warp
2008 UD Masterpieces card#103 - Chad Henne
2008 UD Masterpieces card#105 - Felix Jones
2008 UD Masterpieces card#106 - Darren McFadden
2008 UD Masterpieces card#107 - DeSean Jackson
2008 UD Masterpieces card#110 - Matt Ryan

If you have any of the above cards, please call me at 570-606-9501. I am interested in purchasing or trading. I have enough of the 86 base cards to almost make 3 complete sets. (if anyone is interested).