Tuesday, January 9, 2018

An Old Pack Of Sox

If you've read my blog recently, you'll know I got a great package of goodies from Chis at Nachos Grande. Among the contents was this Red Sox Fan Pack from Upper Deck:

What a great idea - it's like a team specific repack! I decided to open the pack and show off the contents. All of the cards came from sets released in 2007 and 2008, but there were many different sets included. Rather than show off all 25 cards, I'll highlight a card from each of the 6 sets that were represented.

2007 Upper Deck (Series 1 and 2)

#66 David Ortiz
#69 Dustin Pedroia
#73 Curt Schilling
#74 Jonathan Papelbon
#76 Jon Lester
#573 Josh Beckett
#575 Hideki Okajima (RC)
#582 Jason Varitek
#584 Kevin Youkilis
#585 Coco Crisp

2007 Upper Deck Artifacts

#77 Daisuke Matsuzaka (RC)

2007 SP Legendary Cuts

#7 Cy Young
#9 Wade Boggs
#10 Carlton Fisk
#11 Joe Cronin

2007 UD Future Stars

#12 Manny Ramirez

2007 UD Masterpieces

#5 Carlton Fisk
#25 Carl Yastrzemski
#59 Bobby Doerr
#90 Curt Schilling

2008 Upper Deck (Series 1)

#221 Tim Wakefield
#222 Daisuke Matsuzaka
#223 Julian Tavarez
#228 Mike Lowell
#229 Manny Ramirez

Fantastic cards all around. These came from the time I wasn't actively collecting, so most of them are new to me. The SP Legendary Cuts cards are amazing and definitely my favorite, although the Masterpieces are a close second. This pack showcased why Upper Deck is suck a game-changer in the industry. MLB is doing the card industry a disservice keeping licensing away from them. At least hockey collectors can still benefit. Maybe someday...

Thanks again Chris! You're awesome!


  1. Nice stuff!! Would you trade the Pedroia?

    1. Sounds like a good way to establish a trade relationship with a fellow Red Sox fan! Send me an email with your address! (mattkeppel at yahoo dot com)

  2. Oh yeah, thats really cool. I've never seen those, wondering if there is an Angels version out there.

  3. At one point a few years ago I got a similar pack for the Yankees and I found the same - the SP Legendary Cuts and Masterpieces are very well done cards. These repacks are a great idea and wish Topps would even do something similar.

  4. Have pulled these from repacks a couple years back.

  5. I only am aware of Red Sox and Yankee packs like that but there could be others out there. Glad you liked the cards!