Every time I get mad at Upper Deck they send a spy out to make sure I end up with a loaded pack. Here's my first look at 2009 Upper Deck and boy, is it a doozy.
50 Julio Lugo
The cards have a gold stripe on the bottom that looks really good. I don't remember that on the preview images but it looks all classy and junk.
15 Adam Dunn
Here's the back, nice design. Everything in its own little compartment. The picture on the back is a cropped version of othe photo on the front, but it looks good.
78 Nick Swisher
22 Chipper Jones
Ok, all together now: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
179 Torii Hunter
144 Andrew Miller
This card has a slight roller mark on it Mario, so you decide if you want it or not.
123 Jeff Francis
Another slight roller mark. You have to really eyeball it in the light to see it though.
461 Carlos Zambrano Season Highlights
This card celebrates his no hitter.
471 Team Checklist David Wright
Here's the checklist for you Mets fans.
HP-5 I WANT TO BELIEVE
Not a Mets fan. There is intelligent life out there!
20th Anniversary - 8 Touchdown Jesus
See why this pack is freaking awesome?
Mystery Discount card featuring Ken Griffey Jr.
This is the super thick decoy card. I'm not sure if the UD discount cards are all Griffey Jr, or if there are different pictures, but these are MUCH cooler than last year. Golf Claps for Upper Deck for making these interesting.
AL Aaron Laffey Autograph
Pitcher for the Indians.
452 Team Leaders Atlanta Braves
Let's say it agin... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
466 Derek Jeter
This is the first card I've seen with a different picture on the front and back. Upper Deck has lots of Jeter photos apparently.
244 Carlos Delgado
277 Joe Mauer
Stars a Plenty. Check out that photo.
261 Derek Jeter
Sooz is jealous now...
310 Tom Gorzelanny
327 Randy Winn
361 James Shields
Note the transition from Devil Rays to Rays on the back.
Two Chippers, two Jeters, an Alien,Touchdown Jesus and an auto. Tough to top that. Thanks Upper Deck spies!