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The box: 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 46 of 100 (46 percent)
Notables on base cards – Frank Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Carl Yastrzemski, Wade Boggs, Carlton Fisk, Harmon Killebrew, Tom Seaver, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra, Robin Yount, Willie Stargell, Tony Gwynn, Willie McCovey
Inserts/short-prints: 2 (all inserts and more in gallery below)
Legendary Lineage (1) – Ernie Banks (/550)
Legendary Americana (1) – Thomas Paine (/550)
A Stitch in Time (1) – Harmon Killebrew
Legendary Materials (1) – Steve Garvey (/199)
What’s Buzz-worthy: This is a perfect example of how the hobby has changed in just a decade. This box was a somewhat high-end release at $10 a pack with the main draws being two cut autographs in every 16-box case with two hits and two numbered cards in every box. The numbered Lineage cards are short-printed base cards, while the Americana cards are inserts of non-baseball people in the wake of the 2006 explosion of non-sports subjects finding their ways into MLB sets. There’s massive potential in the cuts lineup — literally the biggest names possible in the history of the game — while the typical boxes have some of the smallest memorabilia swatches this collector has ever seen in a product and some boxes out of the 16 will have other autographs. This box’s highlight is the Killebrew. The base set is loaded with big names from the past, too, but it’s a small basic set of 100 cards that can be built with a couple of boxes. It’s nice but it’s been topped in all ways — except the cuts — in the decade since.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: C
Fun Grade: B
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