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 2.
The box: 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards
The cost: Click here
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 51
Base set completion: 46 of 100 (46 percent)
Notables on base cards – Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Casey Stengel, Lefty Grove, Eddie Mathews, Thurman Munson, Mike Schmidt, Roy Campanella, Satchel Paige, Nolan Ryan, Jimmie Foxx, Rod Carew, Johnny Bench, Warren Spahn, Stan Musial
Inserts/short-prints: 2 (all inserts and more in gallery below)
Legendary Lineage (1) – Thurman Munson (/550)
Legendary Americana (1) – Harry S. Truman (/550)
Masterful Material (1) – Cal Ripken Jr., Wade Boggs
Legendary Materials (1) – Roger Maris (/199)
What’s Buzz-worthy: This high-end brand is one that’s ultimately about the cut autographs two per case but there are also boxes that have other ink and then boxes like this that are only memorabilia. This one, however, delivered an extra hit with all three players being notable names in MLB history. To me, especially with Maris, that’s a win. As said in a previous break of this product here, this is a perfect example of how the hobby has changed in just a decade. This box was a somewhat high-end release then 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. … 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: A-
Fun Grade: B+
What’s next? Be back in an hour …
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