Thursday, June 18, 2009

Upper Deck is Lazy

I understand Upper Deck's approach with Series 2, don't get me wrong. They like to throw in a few stars (sometimes even mid-level guys like Adam Wainwright) to beef up the set even if those stars also appeared in Series 1 and didn't change teams, uniforms or anything else worth mentionining. Who is going to complain about an extra Albert Pujols card, right? While Topps usually holds out a few guys for their Series 2 run, Upper Deck doesn't really worry about continuity and just rolls with whatever players they feel like. And I'm okay with that. But, come on, this is just lazy.

Take a look at the back of the cards. The only thing different about these is the text. Nice.


McCann Can Triple said...

The 1000 card set is several hundred to many for me. I do like the look of the cards, but with the above and what you just posted, it makes me want to stick to Topps.

The fact that they do that doesn't suprise me though, as it is a 1000 card set.

Anonymous said...

It's actually a 1006-card set!

night owl said...

I hate this. I had a post all written on this very thing, but I got so frothy over it that I killed it because it seemed unnecessarily mean.

But I really, really hate this Upper Deck tactic.

madding said...

I don't really have a problem with it if they have something new to offer... but clearly they don't or just don't care.

Erin said...

If they are going to pull things like this, maybe they can't handle 1000 card sets. Or 1006.