Monday, April 9, 2012

Preview: 2012 Upper Deck MLS

Schedule Release Date: May 22, 2012
Box Configuration: 12 cards per pack, 20 packs per box
SRP: $94/box

Box Break:
1 Autograph card
1 Multi-relic or Premium Patch relic
3 Memorabilia cards

My Thoughts:
Upper Deck is the only company doing MLS cards and they are doing it right. The base design is basic and beautiful, you have a full-bleed action shot with a small design with team logo, player name, player number and position along the bottom. The inserts are what we have grown to expect from Upper Deck with an interesting design and a nice player image.

The set includes a 200-card checklist which breaks down in to 165 regular players, 15 MLS Debut cards and 20 SuperDraft cards. This year Robbie Keane will be making his debut in a MLS set. Sadly the SRP is inching upwards and now is closing in on the $100 price point without adding any additional value to the box.

Nice Design

5 Hits per box

Increased price

Sticker Autographs

I give this set 4 out of 5, it has a pleasnat design, includes a nice sized checklist for set collectors and includes a nice selection of hits. It looses slightly on the increased price and sticker autographs.

1 comment:

  1. Gotta hunt down some SJ Earthquakes autographs... if they even have any in the set.