Mini-Break: 2011 Upper Deck SP Game Used Soccer

Hey there. I have a nice little mini-break to show you guys courtesy of the fine folks at Upper Deck.

I broke 3 packs of 2011 Upper Deck SP Game Used soccer. While it was not enough for a full review, I am going to share the contents and then after a few days of Upper Deck reviews, I’m going to have a mega-contest with a ton of Upper Deck cards. How’s that sound? So here’s what we pulled from these packs of futbol goodness.

Base:

As you can see, I got some Abby Wambach action in those base cards. Nice looking base cards too with some great shots. Definitely nice looking.

Rookies:

A couple of rookies here. Look similar to the NHL version from this brand, but that’s pretty usual. Nice looking rookies numbered to 499 so decently limited. Not bad at all.

Game Used:

I was never a fan of the game used design here in the NHL version so I feel the same with these. However, the best part about soccer jerseys is that they often feature some nice colors. That orange jersey of Brian Ching looks great embedded into that card.

So those cards look pretty good for the most part. The checklist is hit or miss in the US right now because we are just now getting accustomed to what star players are like. Everyone knows Donovan and Beckham but who else may others know? And at a price this high, the casual soccer collector may not want to buy a product like this. Is it too early for an SPGU product in the soccer market? It may be, but it will definitely catch on in the future as soccer is one of the fastest growing sports at the professional level in America.

Overall, a pretty nice product, just a tad bit expensive. What are your thoughts?

Thanks to Upper Deck for providing the packs to show to you all. You can visit them at their official website, their official blog, the Upper Deck Facebook page, or the Upper Deck Twitter account. They always have a ton of contests on Facebook and are quite chatty if you have questions on Twitter.

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9 Responses to Mini-Break: 2011 Upper Deck SP Game Used Soccer

  1. Matt G says:

    A pretty interesting product. I saw the letterman and they look cool. The swatches you got look great. The orange as you pointed out, really is an eye catcher. Not a soccer card fan myself, but if it looks nice I would probably give it a try.

    Cant wait to see what you have to give away from Upper Deck and what products you are reviewing. Who doesnt like great reviews and mega contest. This is my number one source of product reviews. They are always friendly and respond to you on facebook as well.

  2. Matt G says:

    Hopefully you have some football to review and some in the giveaway ;)

  3. Shane.K says:

    LOL! I mis-read your comment regarding Abby Wambach, thinking you were talking about her great Shorts!
    Excellent review.

  4. Kyle Lefler says:

    Very nice review. I haven’t heard much of soccer cards, but they look nice. I like the design, look sharp. Also like the comment about jersey colors. Like that the teams are not all wearing white, which makes for some interesting pieces.

  5. I like that the MLS is still getting some love from Upper Deck. A sport not watched by many in the United States.

    I’m a big fan of hits and it looks like there is one per pack.
    Like you said, the price is a little too steep.

  6. PatrickP says:

    I wish I knew any Soccer players really to be able to know if you got anything good out of your box. But just looking at the product from a card standpoint looks like a bland set…

  7. Madison says:

    aboslutely love soccer!!! I would love to get something out of this break…just have to be lucky i guess! Great review…shorts are very bright…love to get a box of this but the price is a little too steep.

  8. Evan L. says:

    The game used cards look nice, even though I don’t really follow soccer at all.

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