2008 Upper Deck Timeline [$3.50 each at a card show] - I was going through a prolonged pack withdrawal and had to randomly pick up a loose pack of something at a card show. I won't even bother with 2008 Stadium Club [maybe $25-$30 a pack I would assume] and while I'd like to bust a pack or two of 2008 Donruss Threads [to see what the cards look like], I've got three base sets coming through the mail [hopefully soon].
#26 Randy Johnson - the base cards seem a little 'junky' with the silver borders
#35 Roy Halladay
#79 Josh Banks
So apparently I get six short print cards on average - are these all the retro themed cards, because I only got five.
I don't know if it matters at all - but I may have mixed up the order of the cards pulled.
#331 Jay Bruce - 1993 Upper Deck SP; if this card was released in some alternate non-first-year, non-refractor, non-autograph baseball card collecting world - it would probably be some kind of hot.
#125 Paul Janish -1992 Upper Deck Minor League; pulling this card makes me long for the clean design of the 1992 Upper Deck Minor League set. Maybe because it featured future Major League stars [Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon and Carlos Delgado just to name a few] in their formative years.
#205 Ross Ohlendorf - 1995 SP Top Prospects die-cut; it is annoying you can clearly see the damage on the left hand side of the card.
#213 Max Scherzer - 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams; this maybe the best looking design used in this product.
I like how the product plays tricks on your mind - even if you pull nothing of significance [its a midlevel product after all], it is a novelty to pull several different retro themed cards per pack. You kind of take a double take to pore over each card for a moment, seeing how well [or how poor] Upper Deck's efforts were in recycle the basic aspects of several of their products released in the past 17 years.
While the retro theme is interesting - I think the same core of rookies/veterans appear through different 'retro' themed cards, so it maybe best to 'consume' this product in little portions or wait until the price per hobby box goes down to about $15-$20 off the original release price.