30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I need your help with another project... 09/10 UD Masterpieces Basketball

When I purchased my case of Masterpieces football, the two boxes of Panini HOF, & a couple of soccer boxes... Dave and Adam's Card World through in two boxes of 09/10 Upper Deck basketball as a bonus.

I really enjoyed busting it, because it gave me a ton of rookie cards and one memorabilia card in each box. But the thing I loved most about this product was the 09/10 Upper Deck Masterpieces insert set, which are pulled at a rate of 3 per box. One of my boxes contained these two:



Since I pulled two of the nicest cards in the set... I decided to try and build it. I recently picked up a cheap lot on Ebay, so I now have 13 of the 35 cards. Here's a list of the ones I still need:

MA-AR Anthony Randolph (incoming)
MA-CL Courtney Lee (incoming)
MA-CP Chris Paul
MA-DE Deron Williams
MA-DH Dwight Howard (incoming)
MA-DR Derrick Rose
MA-DW Dwyane Wade
MA-JH John Havlicek
MA-JO Michael Jordan
MA-KL Kevin Love (incoming)
MA-LB Larry Bird (incoming)
MA-LJ Lebron James
MA-MB Michael Beasley
MA-OM O.J. Mayo
MA-PP Paul Pierce
MA-RH Roy Hibbert (incoming)
MA-WC Wilt Chamberlain
MA-WI Dominique Wilkins

So if you busted this product and have these cards laying around... I'll trade or buy them from you.

And if you're building this set yourself... I have a few doubles I'd be willing to trade:

MA-BR Brandon Rush
MA-KA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
MA-KG Kevin Garnett

I'm a huge fan of the artwork and I figure it's big enough to pose a challenge, yet cheap enough to be realistic. This should be fun.

Well... that's it. Sorry for the short post... but I'm headed out to try Ethiopian food for the first time in my life. Have you ever tried it? I'm a little nervous... but I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

Have a good evening... Sayonara!

Update: Between Ebay & COMC, I've picked up an additional 9 cards on my wantlist.


  1. I tried it once, at a nice place in D.C. DELICIOUS STUFF.

    My friend was kind of a dick about it actually because you eat with your hands but it was awesome.

  2. I have, and it's very good.

    You def pulled some of the better cards in the set. Nice work Mark. Good Luck on the rest of the set.

  3. If I gave a crap about NBA cards, I would definitely give a crap about this set.

  4. SpastikMooss - You're right... it was pretty good. I had some beef with sauteed onions. I wasn't a huge fan of the moist bread, but it wasn't the worst thing I've ever tried.

    Sorry to hear about your friend's experience. The hands thing didn't bother me.

    Charles - Thanks... I'm glad I was able to get 1 out of 2 Jordans... this set should be a great addition to my collection when it's finished.

    the sewingmachineguy - lol... i think you should give a crap about this set and try to build it. that way we can give a crap about it together.

  5. Posting from work, but I definitely have some doubles for this set. I'll check them out when I get home because I'm slowly chasing this set as well.

  6. Offy - You're working on this set too? Awesome... let me know if you can use the Garnett, Abdul-Jabbar or Rush.

  7. I do need all three of those. Unfortunately, all of my doubles are either cards that you already have or are on the way. I'll find something else to send you for them and I can package them up with the pile of cards that I've got going from my contest last year.

  8. offy - I'll email you for your addy and get the three shipped out to you.