Saturday, March 22, 2008

2007 UD Black - Coco Crisp

I don't know about you, but I think I'd be a little pissed if I paid $200 for a box containing two cards and this was the best card I pulled. Nothing against the breakfast cereal that is Coco Crisp, but this card wouldn't really excite me if I were a Red Sox fan. Maybe if I was a Coco Crisp super collector, it would be different. It's hard to tell.

I don't mean to sound cynical, but $200 is a lot of money for me. If I'm dropping that kind of cash on two cards, at least one of those cards should be able to "WOW" me. This card does not do the trick for me.

The card looks boring and obscene at the same time. Please, allow me to explain. Upper Deck could have picked a better head shot of Coco Crisp. He looks like the photographer just woke him up or he's just getting over an exhausting case of exploding diarrhea.

The swatches of the uniform look absolutely boring. It's plain white. No stripes. No variations. No stains. Nothing. Just plain vanilla. In a premium product, I would expect a little oomph in the presentation. Maybe part of the red stripe along the collar or part of the letter patches. I'd expect to pull something like this from Fleer Ultra.

Take a look at the autograph. Closer. Closer still. Now focus your eyes on it. It looks like some illegal, lewd sex act is about to take place. I don't even want to take the time to analyze the signature. Maybe someone should add it to their collection of obscene cards.

Even though this is numbered to 50, is there a reason why I should care about this card? I'm drawing a blank as to why I should. It's nondescript and bland. If I were to buy a box of Upper Deck Black and I were to pull one of these 50 cards, my other card had better be a Cal Ripken Jr. or a vintage Yankee player that would pay for the cost of the box.

With all of that out of the way, this actually is a nice looking card. I just don't think it's worth $100, which would be half the cost of the box in a hobby shop. Would anyone pay $100 for this card? Yeah, I didn't think so.


NMboxer said...

Did anyone learn anything from the 1990s? None of these cards in the future will be worth *anywhere near* what people pay for them now.

White Sox Cards said...

If a card is numbered low enough, someone will be foolish enough to want it.