Wednesday, December 19, 2012
My top 25 sets #7: 2008 UD Masterpieces
Set 2008 UD Masterpieces
Number of cards in set: 120
Key RCs: Evan Longoria, Max Scherzer
Is the set built?: Need just 8 SPs to finish the set
What I like about this set: The artwork is what separates UD Masterpieces from any other art related set. The design is also great, with the border not really a distraction for the picture of the player. The set/(s) is/are so good, there is one blog out there dedicated to it.
The backs of the cards are sufficient, the top half containing roughly the top 1/3 of the artwork on the front, then there is a short bio and a 1 yr stat line for the player. The team logo is in a black box below the stats.
What I don't like about this set: 120 cards, 30 SPs. 1 out of 4 cards is not a good ratio for SPs. 200 cards would have been a fabulous size for this set.
I would have loved to have seen UD keep this set going, because the 2 years that the company released this set is just a tease. The designs were great, the player selection was good, and the parallels were a great touch, even if in some collector's eyes there may have been too many.
Somebody, please bring back a set styled like this one...it would certainly get my attention.
Thanks for reading, Robert