Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot MLB tin (Hour 3)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot baseball cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 1 (all cards in gallery below)
Cards per pack: 6
Base set completion: 
2 of 100 (2 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – CC Sabathia, Scott Rolen (/850)

Inserts: None

Autographs/Memorabilia: 4
Sweet Swatch Memorabilia (2) – 
Jason Giambi, Freddy Garcia
Sweet Beginnings Signatures (1) – Jon Knott
Sweet Spot Signatures Glove Leather Black Ink (1) – Andrew Miller (/25, redemption)

What’s Buzz-worthy: This collector has seen a lot of the singles from this product but had never actually broken into a tin — it was a surprising rip in that it’s got multiple hits, multiple numbered base cards and the guarantee of a Sweet Spot Signatures card inside. Those cards are truly a simple highlight in the history of the hobby with their simplicity of bringing baseball leather and stitches into cards. The only drawback here? That card was a redemption in this tin. The card might be a stronger card now than it was then — and it was a Glove auto, too, a rarer variation of a Sweet Spot. The rest of the box wasn’t too shabby in general in terms of variety, though Jon Knott didn’t really pan out after hitting .214 that season. (He had 32 homers the previous year in Triple-A ball.) Digging into these you have a decent shot at autographs and memorabilia from some big names from then and the past — Tim Lincecum, Josh Hamilton, Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Troy Tulowitzki, Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr., Felix Hernandez, Tom Glavine and plenty more. (Older Hall of Famers are in Sweet Spot Classics released that same year.) It’s worth a rip as long as you’re not that worried about the potential of redemption cards that expired back in 2009.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
 C (due to expired redemption; A if it had been in there)
Fun Grade: C (due to expired redemption; A if it had been in there)

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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