Hello again all you Pack Rip Cafe readers. Today I present a 2009 Goudey for your viewing pleasure.
|Notice the 8cards per pack.|
20th Anniversary Retrospective #762 Mike Schmidt (Phillies)
4-in 1 (red) #35~83 Span, Jones, Ramirez, Fowler
Blue back mini #22 Jason Bay (Red Sox)
#192 Mike Aviles (Royals)
#151 Cole Hamels (Phillies)
#180 Troy Glaus (Cardinals)
This is where the last two cards in the pack should be but it appears we have been shorted 2 cards in this pack. Bummer!
Some of the backs.
BY THE NUMBERS:Teams Represented: 8
8 6 (2 cards missing)
Rookie Cards: 0
Sub Sets: 1 (4-in 1)
Parallels: 1 (mini blue back)
Inserts: 1 (20th Anniversary Retrospective)
Keepers for Me: 1 (Schmidt)
Front Design: 7 out of 10 Good artwork, decent design, old style design, no backgrounds, no team logo.
Back Design: 6.5 out of 10 Decent layout, Only up to 5 year stats and career totals, only 1 color printing, cool old school look and feel.
Player Selection: 7 out of 10 Good, 1 HOFer and a good mix on the others.
FINAL OVERALL RATING: Pop Out to third base. 2 missing cards kills a chance for a hit. Only one keeper from a not so great insert set doesn't help either. The fact that it's Mike Schmidt gets wood on the ball but it isn't enough. I will be contacting Upper deck to see if they will make good on the missing cards.
I really have grown to like this set a lot, this particular pack just falls a little short.
Thanks for Reading!