I was itching to bust some wax, and Atlanta Sports Cards was having a pretty good deal on some boxes I’ve wanted to open for years, one of which is 2006 Upper Deck Epic baseball. I’ve seen some really nice stuff come out of this product, but could never grow the balls to drop $150+ for 5 packs/3cards per/1 hit per. I nabbed this box for $99, so not too shabby considering where it used to sell for. There’s some monster hits available out of here (Ruth, DiMaggio, really short printed auto’s and dual or quad bat barrel name plates), and I figure, “what the hell, right?”
Let’s take a look, and you tell me: Epic win or Epic fail?
Todd Walker base /450, Don Mattingly jersey w/ stripe /175 and Derek Jeter Epic Events insert /675
– not a terrible start when your first hit is Donnie Baseball jersey
Jason LaRue base /450, Johnny Bench jersey /155 and Jose Guillen base /450
– 2 hits, 2 Hall of Famers. No major complaints so far…
Carl Pavano base /450, Eddie Murray jersey with blue stripe /145 & Nomar Epic Events Epic Events insert /675
– I’m confused. Card says Murray’s jersey was used in an official Orioles game. Ummm… blue pin stripe? Pretty sure this is a Mets jersey. But thats 3 for 3 on HOF’ers…
Trot Nixon base /450, Gil Hodges gold bat /25 and Barry Zito Epic Events insert /675
-Make it 4 for 4 on HOF hits. Although I’m not a big Hodges fan, still a sharp card.
Carlos Beltran base /450, Mike Schmidt jersey w/ stripe /155 and Johnny Damon Epic Events /675
– 5 for 5. Nice looking Michael Jack Schmidt.
I think I’d really like this stuff if it were about $25-30 cheaper. I like this design, I like the simple pack break (1-2 base, 1 hit, 1 Epic Event insert). Going 5 for 5 on Hall of Fame relic hits can never be complained about, especially when 3 of the 4 jersey hits have pinstripes (even if one is the wrong color…)
I’d rather have seen a Ruth or DiMaggio or an auto in this box, but beggars cant be choosers, can we?
So what do you say? Epic win or Epic fail for me on 2006 Upper Deck Epic baseball?
(all cards available for trade)
– Joe from the D