So I bought a box of 2009 Ultimate Collection and now I have a problem, let's look at the cards and see what you think.
This is the first card out of the pack, I like David Wright a lot. I have him as a keeper in my big Fantasy Baseball league so I'm a fan. All of the base cards are numbered to 599 this year which I think is the same amount as the years previous. I like the design, Gellman is right, Upper Deck has a pretty good design team. Speaking of Gellman I'm in his Ultimate Collection box break thing this month too, I have the Cubs and Braves, not as good as the Blue Jays and Red Sox but I guess it could be a lot worse (Nats and Rockies would be my least favorite combo I think).
A Fukudome card, I'm not a huge fan of his. he's been a below average player for his brief career, I liked the Wright, the Fuku, not so much (although he had about a week of roster time on the fantasy team last year).
The "Rookie" of the pack. Nolan Reimold, not terrible. I like Reimold, this isn't a true RC but it could be worse, a lot worse. I think Beardy would probably like this card and it's his if he wants it. All of the base cards I've showed are up for grabs, so Cubs and Mets fans leave a comment saying you want either the Wright or the Fuku and I'll be happy to pass them along (if in 24 hours Beardy hasn't commented or e-mailed me you can put in for the Reimold all of you O's fans out there, Beardy gets first shot but 24 hours is enough time).
Now for the problem card:
Yes, this is the first Derek Jeter Autograph I've ever pulled myself. What's the problem you may ask? My answer is simple, due to it's being the defendant in a few lawsuits Upper Deck may not be in business long enough to ever get this card out to me. Anyone who was around when Fleer went out of business knows that if Upper Deck goes, it'll be fast and anything of value will be plundered long before it ever gets anywhere near the collectors holding the redemption cards. So that's the Dilemma, do I redeem the card and take my chances as I'd love to add this card to my collection or do I flip it on eBay because of the risk of it not being fulfilled? I'm looking for advice here so let me know what you think.
Overall I thought I got really lucky and this is a great looking set, I can't wait to see what I come away with in the box breaks, if only the card I pulled was live I would be a very happy collector right now.