Overall... I was pleased with what I pulled. I guess I'll start with...
Captured On Canvas jersey cards
I pulled some decent jersey cards including my three favorite ones... an event-worn Chris Johnson, a two-color Rashard Mendenhall, and my first jersey card of future HOFer... Tom Brady. The rest was average at best... so I won't waste your time on anymore of these.
Captured On Canvas patch variation #'d 01/50
I'm not a huge fan of Chad Johnson... but love this card for two reasons. It has a sweet patch... and I love the fact that it's the #1 card in the serial numbering.
Stroke of Genius autographed cards
I was pretty happy to pull autographs of three of the top running backs from the 2008 NFL Draft. The Stroke of Genius set is one of my favorite things about this product, because of the design and the fact that they feature on-card signatures.
Stroke of Genius SP autographed card
This was definitely my favorite card in the case. I'm a huge fan of Manning... and have a couple of his autographs. But this is my favorite. The design is flawless... of course that's just my humble opinion.
Now that we have the nice cards out of the way... let's have a look at:
08 UD Masterpieces #98 Tarkenton/Peterson SP
Okay... before I busted the case... I accepted the fact that was going to pull a lot of jersey cards and autographs from scrub players. It's the risk you take when you're busting wax. But... it's pretty disappointing when you don't received the number of hits you expected.
The box says that you'll receive (on average) two memorabilia cards and one autograph per box. I also noticed from a couple of online dealers that you should pull a minimum of two patch cards per box. I only pulled one.
Another thing that bugged me... is the fact that I couldn't complete the SP set, which has a total of 19 cards. I pulled 47 short prints and still came up one card sort. Hopefully I can pick this up in a trade... or find one at a reasonable price on COMC.
But that isn't the worst part of this case break. The worst part is right here... at...
& The Ugly
Joe Montana Stroke of Genius expired redemption card
This almost ruin the whole break for me... since it came out of the third pack in my first box. Redemption cards suck... but they suck more when they're expired. I understood the risk when I purchased the case... and it was the only redemption card in the whole case... but damn... why did it have to be Joe?
I called Upper Deck today and they told me to send the card in and they'd see what they could do. Their customer service response was actually a pleasant surprise, since their website says they will not accept expired redemption cards. So... I guess only time will tell.
So that's it... that's my case break. I've decided to build the black border (not serial numbered) parallel set... but I'm still debating on whether or not to take on the Captured on Canvas set.
Well... I'm tired. I've been sorting cards for too long... and I'm beat. I'll post my UD Masterpieces wantlist tomorrow... along with what I have for tradebait.
Goodnight everyone. Sayonara!