Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2008-09 Upper Deck Basketball


Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.  Bonus points if you bought the good candy for trick-or-treaters and had the fortune of not having many show up this evening!

Couldn't let the day go by without a post, and since The Association is just starting up, it was time to dig up a basketball pack...from the Target discount bin, here's a pack of 2008-09 Upper Deck Basketball!

A pack of this stuff has already been posted before, but it's not the same type of pack, so I think that counts here.  The pack appears to be from a blaster box, as I saw no evidence of a bar code on the back.  It's a 266 card set, with cards 201 - 266 the harder to get legends and rookies.  We will not be blessed with a legend or rookie. Here's the pack:

#100 - Andrew Bogut
#37 - Jason Terry
#199 - Gilbert Arenas

Once again, Upper Deck provides some excellent photography.  The format is a variation of the 2008 baseball release, with a slightly different script for the player's last name.  Depending on the photo, the placement of the name makes it hard to read.

#109 - Randy Foye (back)
#193 - Ronnie Brewer
#176 - Jeff Green

Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Love were the big rookies.  Bird, Jordan, Magic, Dr. J, The Admiral, and The Mailman were part of the legends cards.

#BOS-15 - Bill Russell (Celtics Dynasty)
#SQ-23 - Yao Ming (Super-Rare)

The Celtics Dynasty cards were seeded 1:8 packs.  There was a Bulls Dynasty set as well, seeded at the same ratio.  Pretty nice to get something other than a common Starquest.  They were also seeded 1:8 packs.

Anyway, that's the pack.  Here's hoping for an exciting NBA season...Go Bulls!

Oh, and congrats to all the contributors...Blogger says this is the 1100th post on APTBNL!

More later...thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

Not a bad pack. Good photography and a Bill Russell.