I have to admit, even I was swayed to pick up some SP Legendary Cuts packs in 2009.  The cards actually look pretty good and with some impressive hits out there, I felt it was worth the coin.  This week’s brag photo comes from Tigre, the writer of Wax Pack Relapse.

The big hits in the SP Legendary Cuts product are the cut autographs (falling two per 16 box case) and the mystery cuts (falling one per case).  Previous Mystery Cuts cards had Einstein, Edison, Kennedy, etc.  With 16 box cases running about $1500, you would figure the mystery cut would be quite valuable.  At least that’s what you would think.  So imagine the horror of waiting nearly a year for the redemption to happen and getting this gem numbered 7/9 as your one per case hit:

Now I’m not going to put down Don Knotts.  He was a funny actor, who was really quite popular.  There is no way he deserves a card in Legendary Cuts.  I’m sorry but he is strictly Americana fodder.  If you shelled out nearly $1500 for a case just to get a Mystery cut there better be a Ruth, DiMaggio, Gerihg, Williams, Heck even Gwynn or Ripken would be better than this card.

To add insult to injury, if you click on the card to get a closer look, it looks like the “cut” was done by a five year old with safety scissors.  What happened to all the talk about Upper Deck and the strive to eliminate defects in cards.  They should be ashamed of this one in particular.  These cards are actually put together by hand, there is no reason the card should have even passed quality control.

Here are some other high quality Mystery Cuts autographs you can get:

  • Jane Wyatt – sold for $10.50
  • Alex Haley – couldn’t even get $9.99 for it.
  • Glenn Davis – sold for $10.50
  • Tom Cheney – sold for $15.50
  • Stan Watts – sold for $15.50

This was a great idea when they first did the set, but clearly the idea of the mystery hit has been taken to a new low.  I hope your thoughts and prayers go out to Tigre as he is now on suicide watch thanks to this card.  On a scale of 1 – 10 where 1 is not so bad and 10 is a complete piece of S#$%.  I have to give this one a 9.5.

Somewhere there are 8 more souls on this planet that are going to have their dreams shattered when they get this in the mail.  Thanks Upper Deck!



5 responses »

  1. jl says:

    I love it, if your thinking about selling let me know, it may not be your cup of tea, but he’s classic.

  2. Corky says:

    The true mystery is how the hell can UD call that a card? It is an insult to Don Knotts and an insult to collectors. People often say that non-sports cards do not belong in sports sets and normally I would disagree but a Mystery Cut falling one per case NEEDS to be a professional athlete of some sort.

  3. jl says:

    That’ the mystery, why people buy this stuff

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