Group Break: 2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Baseball Case Break

Group Break as Low as $5!

I have received a case of 2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection baseball. I would LOVE to do a group break with my readers and the product. This product is loaded with hits from just about every team out there. At 3 hits per pack and 1 base, 4 packs per box, and 4 boxes per case, that equates to 48 total hits.

You can find some sweet rookies autographs like Tim Lincecum, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ryan Braun, Josh Hamilton, Adam Lind, Michael Bourn, Delmon Young, Hunter Pence, Troy Tulowitzki, Billy Butler, and more. Just check out this full checklist. There are a couple redemptions in the product, I apologize if one is pulled for you as they are expired. I will send something to replace the expired redemption or you can have the expired redemption yourself, your choice.

Read all the product details here at Cardboard Connection on all the types of cards you can hit. Tons of sweet autographs, patch cards, etc.

So what I’ve done here is painstakingly counted all of the cards in the set and found out the percentage you pull a card based on the team. That is then correlated into a price for each team. Price includes PayPal fees, shipping, and cards you pull. If you get 0 cards (including base), I’ll send you something for joining, probably some packs of cards or something. You are welcome to buy as many teams as you wish. Break will be done simultaneously live on YouTube and BlogTV at a date to be determined (depending on when it fills).

Cards with multiple teams will be randomized unless someone owns the majority of the teams on the card.

Angels – $22
Athletics – $33
Mariners – $22
Rangers – $34
Indians – $22
Tigers – $22 – Gladdy (Confirmed)
Twins – $54
Royals – $5 – Michael Poullas (Confirmed)
White Sox – $22
Blue Jays – $10 – Community Gum (Confirmed)
Orioles – $34 – Waxtopia (Confirmed)
Rays – $22
Red Sox – $64 – Kevin (Confirmed)
Yankees – $59
Braves – $22 -
Marlins – $33
Nationals – $10
Mets – $34
Phillies – $22
Astros – $34 – FieldLevelView (Confirmed)
Brewers – $34 – Michael Decker (Confirmed)
Cardinals – $49
Cubs – $34
Pirates – $5
Reds – $22 -
Diamondbacks – $10
Dodgers – $10 -
Giants – $15 – Adam (Confirmed)
Padres – $34
Rockies – $22

Please respond here if you are interested in purchasing a spot in this group break. First come, first serve on payment. As soon as payment is made, that team will be crossed out.

Break will be December 19th, whether filled or not! Payment is due by that date.

UPDATE: If the break is filled, $100 will be donated to Sandy Hook victims.

Break has been completed. Visit http://www.blogtv.com/users/sportscardblog for the videos!

Preview: 2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey

With a release date pushed back to August 7, 2012, Ultimate Collection is the calm before the storm that is Upper Deck The Cup hockey. Ultimate Collection is one of those single pack products that features a couple of game used and autographed cards, usually one of the favorite products by Upper Deck fans everywhere.

Every four pack/box of this product features one autographed card, one game used memorabilia card, one rookie, and one base card. Every card in your box will be numbered to less that 399. That’s really the basics of the breakdown of a box, but your rookies may also come autographed or as a patch autograph.

With Ultimate Signatures returning and the addition of 1997 Legends Signatures cards, the autograph lineup looks to be pretty decent. Despite the weaker rookie class, your darlings in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog will be the hot pulls in this product for rookies. But you can’t count out the legends and popular veterans this product is sure to have included as well.

You will also find your regular old memorabilia cards as well, which begs you to maybe think, are they even worthy of being in a product that costs about $100? A hit or miss autograph and a plain game used card will be in most boxes, and that is kind of hard to swallow. You can get a general idea based off last year’s review of this product.

So not only is August 7, 2012, my wedding day, it’s also the release of a very popular product.

Review: 2010-11 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey

I know it’s a little late and this product has been out awhile now, but I have been wanting to bust open a box/pack of this for awhile. With all the great rookies last year and some of the big hits that come out of this product, why not give it a shot? Well I did, with a little Black Friday help from DA Card World.

This Upper Deck product features one pack in a box with a base, rookie, a game used, and an autograph. Let’s see what we pulled:

Base:

Game Used:

Autograph:

 Design:

Overall, I really enjoy the design of these cards. The design is very clean as it is with most Upper Deck products. I also like the photo and color designs with this product, especially the base card that I pulled. I even notice some of the little subtleties in the design, like on the Crosby game used card that I really like, for example where they placed Sid’s number is different, but looks really good. Even though the background is similar to other Upper Deck high end releases, it is always just enough tweaking to look fresh and clean.

Checklist:

Upper Deck usually seems to put out a quality checklist with their high end offerings and this is no different. Not only can you pull some unbelievable cards from some of the season’s top rookies, the veteran presence in this product is great. With Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, and other stars, combined with Upper Deck exclusives Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, and Bobby Orr, there is always a chance for a nice hit. While some may complain it dilutes the market or they want more of a variety, I like having those possibilities when I buy a box. But I would like to see more veteran/retired variety every once and awhile.

Value:

Value is a tough one with a product like this. It’s a single pack product with two hits. It’s going to be extremely hit or miss with a product like this. But when you do hit it good, it’s a big hit that will hold some value, especially if you hit a big name rookie. My rookie auto isn’t the greatest, but it was made up for by the Sidney Crosby dual game used. While there are a ton of big hits, there are even more of hits like my Brandon Yip rookie autograph. The Sid is a good hit though for a game used card. Combining the checklist with value gives me a pretty good idea where to rate value in a product like this.

Overall:

Overall, I do really like this product. It’s definitely a lesser gamble than say, my break of The Cup. But you still have the possibility for some huge hits like great rookie autograph patches or shields, or some legends autographs. Single packs products are a gamble and you need to recognize that when purchasing a product like this. But with a solid design and checklist like I found here, even if you don’t pull something extremely valuable, you have some good looking cards that do hold some value while giving you some pretty nice trade bait.

What did you think of this product? Let me know!

Preview: 2010-11 Upper Deck Ultimate Hockey

This is one of my favorite products year after year from Upper Deck. This year looks like it will be just as amazing as other years. You may think I may be an Upper Deck fanboy or just like hating on other products after reading this preview but I will tell you one thing, this product just looks amazing. For the record, I haven’t been around long enough to show my praise for Panini Crown Royale hockey being one of the best products of the season. Just throwing that in there to show that I don’t have a Upper Deck bias.

Ultimate hockey brings you the same every year. Every box has 5 cards and sells for around $80-$100 depending on where you are looking. It will contain at least 1 rookie, 1 game used, and 1 autograph. The autograph or game used may also be a rookie extending your luck to pull some of the great rookies this year. Also included are Upper Deck staples like Sidney Crosby, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Bobby Orr.

As with all high end products, there is risk involved but with how great the rookies are this year and the types of veterans they put in this product, I think it will be more hit than miss. This product will contain the popular 1 of 1 autographed NHL shields, sick patches, and oversized game used cards. Everything will be hard signed as well. For once, I don’t see any manufactured patches in a high end product (take note Panini). If there is anything I don’t like about it is that it has been delayed, a common occurrence with Upper Deck lately. According to Dave and Adam’s Card World it is scheduled for May 25, 2011.

I mean who wouldn’t want to pull this…or something like it:

That is going to be the holy grail of Ultimate pulls this year. But you can’t go wrong with a Skinner, Eberle, Paajarvi, Stepan, Seguin, etc. The rookies this year are talented which makes this product one of the hottest of the year. If you need some high end to hold you until The Cup, this is it.