This past Saturday I made my weekly trip to the card shop only to discover that they had closed early. Dejected and empty handed I headed back home to ponder what to do for this weeks purchase. I ended up at Target looking for something new to open. The only packs they had out that I haven't already opened before were 2007 Upper Deck Future Stars Baseball. So, I picked up three packs for $2.97 each.
Upon opening these cards I discovered that I should have just bought more Turkey Red or Goudey. First off I don't get the color scheme. There is a gradient gold border on each side with a green rectangle in the middle of the card. The Upper Deck logo is in gold foil at the top left. The team name is in gold foil running vertically in a black border. The player name also runs vertically in the gold border to the left. The bottom of the card has the word “Future Star” in gold and in a black strip with Stars in white below that. Lastly, all of the fonts remind me of the credits in an early computer movie. The backs of the cards maintain the same pattern as the front with only partial stats.
The first pack yielded David Wright, Matt Cain, Jered Weaver and Vernon Wells. While the second pack contained Greg Maddux, Mark Teixeira, Aramis Ramirez and Chipper Jones. It seems like I have pulled a ton of Teixeira since my Rangers traded him. The third pack finishes up with Brandon Webb, Albert Pujols, Joe Mauer and Chase Utley. The player selection was the only thing these packs had going for them. I think all of them but Matt Cain and Jered Weaver have been an All Star.
All twelve of these cards will be going up on Sportlots. This week I do not have any sales to report and as always you can visit the Challenge Stats Page to keep up. If you would like to check out any of the previous weekly posts you can visit the $10 Pack Challenge category section.