Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Tin (Target Retail)

It's been awhile since I've posted on here! This entry is posted concurrently on my Nachos Grande blog.

These $29.99 tins have been staring at me from the bottom of the Target card aisle shelf for quite some time now. I probably should have continued to let them stare at me...

$29.99 for 3 packs of 8 cards each:

The contents of the three packs:

Pack 1:
15. CC Sabathia (who I turned over because A. you want to be able to see the back of the cards and B. no one wants to see CC now that he's a Yankee)
22. Cliff Lee
31. Felix Hernandez
38. Hideki Okajima
71. Manny Ramirez
87. Roy Oswalt
94. Tim Lincecum
Stupid Retrospective #1586. Tiger "the floozy" Woods

Pack 2:
17. Chase Utley
20. Chris Carpenter
44. Pedro Martinez
57. Johnny Cueto
73. Mark Teixeira
76. Max Scherzer
93. Stephen Drew
100. Zack Greinke
Pack 3:
5. Albert Pujols
12. Carlos Beltran
21. Clayton Kershaw
53. Joe Mauer
61. Josh Beckett
68. Kevin Youkilis
Stupid Retrospective #1591. Joe "some hockey guy" Sakic
Sweet Swatch Memorabilia: SS-AJ: Adam Jones

This is the second retail tin of Sweet Spot that I've ever purchased (the other was a 2008 tin). In each case, my "hit" was less than inspiring...and it made me mad that I wasted 30 bucks. Fool me once Upper Deck, shame on you. Fool me twice and you'll never do it again - no more retail Sweet Spot for me, ever.


Unknown said...

That's a 30$ swatch. Ouch.

night owl said...

Those tins stare back at me every time I'm in that store and each time I tell them, "maybe one day ..."

But I'm fortunate that I have the blogs to tell me to stay away from this stuff. It's bad news.


Our local Target has 3 of them right now.I have yet to give in, but it is tempting! Actually,I would just like one of the tins!!

Peterson said...

Owl, I actually picked one up one day.....and put it back down on the shelf in favor of 20 of A&G goodness (chutley jersey enclosed) I hate to pile on, but man, glad it wasn't me.

Nachos Grande said...

Baseball Dad: Remind me next time we trade and I'll ship your cards in the tin I got... I have last year's tin sitting in my closet somewhere too...I don't do anything with 'em!


Cool !! I just set aside a 2007 Turkey Red Griffey,Jr. #150 for you a few minutes ago. I'll have to gather some more together! Thanks!

Play at the Plate said...

I've looked at those so many times...and every time I think of posts like this one and walk away.

madding said...

I'd buy one if they were $10... maybe. Actually, probably not. Unless I knew for certain that the Pujols card was inside, I guess.

Anonymous said...

I need someone to do this for the SP Game Used basketball tins so I don't have to be the guy that finds out how crappy they are and warn the internets to stay away...

Aaron said...

I will take that less-than-inspiring Adam Jones off your hands if you want to give it up