Tuesday, June 09, 2009

2009 Upper Deck Series 2

I still can't find Series 2 Topps packs in my area for some reason. I would have been more interested in buying that, but Upper Deck became the consolation prize. I'm banning myself from buying cards again for awhile, so it might be well into summer before I pick up any Series 2 Topps packs. In the meantime, here's the Upper Deck pack.

795 - Justin Duchscherer (I drafted this guy in one of my fantasy leagues and he ended up being hurt. I dropped him almost right away so I have no idea what's going on with him now.)

732 - Ryan Braun (I can't look at this guy anymore.)
683 - Alberto Callaspo
515 - Conor Jackson (Jackson has yet to develop the power that everyone used to rave about.)
718 - Corey Hart (Hart has been terrible this year, which serves me right for drafting a player I can't stand.)
559 - Hideki Okajima
909 - Nelson Cruz (Upper Deck likes to save some star players for Series 2 and even throw in a second card of certain players - Pujols comes to mind - but there's still plenty of bench players and part-timers like Cruz.)
668 - Geoff Geary (Geary quitely had a solid season last year for the hated Astros.)

518 - Tom Glavine (Someone give this man a job! I just want to see him stick to it the Braves, really.)

SQ-38 - Dustin Pedroia StarQuest Blue Uncommon (The blue is your mind, man.)

566 - Micah Hoffpauir (Definitely not related to Cardinals farmhand Jarrett Hoffpauir.)
920 - Rod Barajas

694 - Jeff Mathis (Upper Deck Series 2 is also known as the Backup Catchers Series. Mathis would appear to be standing for some patriotic song or some such thing.)

587 - Brent Lillibridge (It's the classic signing autographs for kids photo. Wait a sec... those hands a bit too large to be kid hands...)

873 - Ryan Franklin (Franklin has been, surprisingly, one of the NL's top closers. Unfortunately, he's barely been used lately because the Cardinals have completely fallen apart.)
754 - Duaner Sanchez
527 - Manny Acosta
921 - Joe Inglett (For some reason his name makes me think Sniglet.)


Joe S. said...

Are these glossier than First Edition?

madding said...

They sure are.

stormthestreets said...

Not a bad look for those cards. They look straight-up late-90s style.

Dave said...

Upper Deck Series 2 is also known as the Backup Catchers Series.

Except when Mike Scioscia is involved! Jeff Mathis, Mike Napoli, what's the difference, right Sciosc?

Anonymous said...

They did sorta go retro on these... That god bar at the bottom is kinda weird.

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William said...

At this point, I'd be satisfied if someone posted a Pokemon pack...sorry I even had to go there.

ruthless_toothless said...

Dear Ryan Braun,
WTF are you thinking?


Mr. Schwartz said...

The horrible series 2 of Upper Deck where it seems they just reprinted half of series 1 along with the same photos. Totally dishonest just to sell more cards, which is why they didn't release a checklist ahead of time.

Plus the fact Upper Deck has gotten really cheap and using the same photo in the front as in the back.

Don't know what happened to them this year but his is a horrible set that seems to inflate the card count (1003) just to sell more packs. Pathetic

grant said...

I'd love to see Glavine in a Mariners uniform! That would be Awsome! BtW, thanks for the Ryam Bruan link now I hate him. Grant old school pack buster