I’m not talking about the box toppers that are a bit of a bonus. I’m talking about the base cards that are inserted into the packs. Its a nice idea, but I think it was strangely done. This is the buyback base card I pulled out of my recent box break of 2009 Upper Deck Baseball Series 2.
I have no idea what the going rate is for a 1989 Rick Mahler Upper Deck base card, but I am pretty sure it cost Upper Deck more to apply the fancy little holofoil in the bottom left hand corner, than it did for them to obtain the card. I realize that it takes the place of a regular base card, but it is just so anti-climatic to see something that looks a little special sliding out of the stack, only to find…..Rick Mahler.