Monday, July 28, 2008

2008 Upper Deck Goudey

Sport Royalty autographs, Kosuke Fukudome, short printed legends and original 1934-sized parallels are all different reasons why certain collectors may have interest in 2008 Upper Deck Goudey.

The set, introduced originally in 1933 and by Upper Deck in 2007, Goudey is expected to be one of Upper Deck's most popular mid-end releases. With a 200 card base set followed by 130 short prints (30 legends, 20 presidents, 20 1936 style black and white and 60 Sports Royalty) to chase, a large relic set (one per box) and a large autograph set (one per box), Goudey gives all types of collectors a little something to chase.

For high end collectors, there are cut signature cards, original buyback cards and Sports Royalty autographs. The latter two fall one per case.

The Sports Royalty autographs might cause a little controversy, however. The checklist includes many athletes from other sports like Amanda Beard, John Force and Tom Brady. The list of baseball players is far shorter than the list of non-baseball stars.

-Albert Pujols
-Cal Ripken Jr.
-Derek Jeter
-Josh Beckett
-Ken Griffey Jr.
-Nolan Ryan
-Ozzie Smith
-Prince Fielder
-Reggie Jackson
-Tony Gwynn

Additionally collectors can pursue Berk Ross inserts and the next installment of the Yankee Stadium Legacy collection.

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