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2009 Upper Deck SPx Football Preview

Posted by houstoncollector on June 14, 2009

I’m looking at the sales sheet and checklist for 2009 Upper Deck SPx Football, and thought I’d give a preview of the goodies here.  What we’re looking at this year is the standard 90 card base checklist with an additional 129 rookie cards to make 229 cards in total.   Unlike the 2009 baseball product, where Upper Deck moved away from the 1 per pack autogamer, in football you receive 10 packs a box and 4 cards per pack, with up to 4 autographs per box, with one being guaranteed to be a triple memorabilia autographed rookie, and six memorabilia cards.

I don’t know about you guys, but that tells me that this product will be $20 a pack or so, and be filled with junk GU cards that won’t be worth the cardboard they’re attached to when it comes to eBay.  You’ll also get one shadow box card per case, as well as at least three autographed memorabilia or multi-signed cards, which apparently doesn’t count the one-per-box RC AU/GU.  

Shadowbox SPX RC SPX2 SPX3 SPX4 spx5 spx7spx6 spx8

The base cards don’t look bad, to be utterly honest.  However, based on 2007 and 2008 SPx, this just feels like a product that’s going to be, as I said, $15-20 a pack with one autogamer per pack, which will end up being, 80% of the time, a single-color swatch that might get 99 cents on eBay, if you’re very lucky.  Early suggestion:  Stick to eBay for singles on this product, and Upper Deck, I don’t know why you didn’t do the same thing here that you did for baseball.    Now, admittedly, this will sell through the roof because people see ‘one hit per pack’ and go wild.  2009 SPx Football comes out in September.


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