If a DVD just won’t cut it, Upper Deck is unleashing a 4000+ card set that tells the story of the 2008 season through baseball cards.
It’s not quite Yankee Stadium Legends, but Upper Deck is trotting out another monster baseball card set. This one could actually be completed without devoting your entire life to it, but you’ll be buying a lot of boxes to have a shot.
‘Upper Deck Documentary,’ an ambitious set that chronicles every single game played during the 2008 Major League Baseball season, will hit store shelves this week. If you collect the entire set, you’ll own 4,890 cards, including 163 cards for each of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams.
The 163 cards will include 162 regular-season games and one season highlight card. Those teams that participated in one-game playoffs at the end of the season will have that playoff game card reflected instead of the season-highlight card. Each of the game cards includes that game’s box score on the cardback, as well as the Division standings at the time of the game in question.
From Opening Day to Jon Lester’s no-hitter, from Ken Griffey’s historic 600th home run to the last game of the season, Documentary Baseball chronicles the entire 2008 Major League Baseball season with one card for every game. The 4,890-card base set offers the opportunity to collect a full base set as well as complete sets for each individual team.
The product arrives on store shelves this week. It’s already available on eBay. There are 15 cards per pack, 24 packs per box. If collation were perfect, one would still need 14 boxes to come up with this final 2008 baseball card set.
One (1) Seasonal Signature in every box, on average
o Twenty Four (24) Gold Parallels per box, on average
o Collect the complete 4,980 card set which includes 163 cards for each of MLB’s 30 teams
o Base Set = 4,980 Cards
Inserts and Parallel Cards
o Regular Card Gold Parallel
o All-Star Game Insert (1:4)
Autograph Cards (1 per box, on average)
· Seasonal Signatures