Friday, January 22, 2016
Nostalgic Box Break: 2002 Upper Deck Series One (Part Two
PREVIOUSLY ON 'JORDAN KEEPS OPENING OLD BOXES OF CRAP'!
There is a ton to like about to product, but there are some aspects that keeps it from being a universally loved set, and that's mostly because it lacks a lot of the edge that 90's UD and 06-09 UD would eventually inherit. This is a set in a transitional period in Upper Deck's history, and with that in mind it's kind of admirable.
Last 12 packs coming your way.
Also, Reggie Sanders is practicing his bunting, which is pretty cool.
this guy) but he had some nice years as a Mariner and Yankee. He wasn't too shabby as a Cardinal either.
There is so much wrong with this hit that I have to just take a step back and take it all in. There's a ton of awfulness in there.
For those of you out there who've heard of Omar Daal (and for that, I apologize), he was the Phillies' 2001 Opening Day starter, before becoming a burnout in the LA rotation. Pulling a hit of Omar Daal is not something I was thinking of doing when I woke up that morning.
Add the fact that the swatch is VERY CLEARLY a Phillies one, complete with a red pinstripe, and the fact that Omar Daal's Dodgers jersey looks pretty photoshoppy, makes this one of the single WORST HITS I have ever pulled out of a pack of anything. Ever.
That bad, folks. THAT BAD.
I'll say that I broke another 00's UD product later, and got a MUCH BETTER hit out of it. But this is too pathetic for words. I'm truly sorry you all had to witness this.
Matt Williams is currently out of a job...which is fun.
Also, it's Omar Daal again, and he JUST...WON'T....LEAVE!
So, that's the box. Lots of fun, lots of cool photos, and one really crappy hit. Stay tuned, as I might get bored and throw another box from the archives onto the blog sometime soon.