Friday 4 January 2013

2003 Upper Deck Standing O! baseball

This set consist of 126 base cards, of which all are available in a circular die cut variation. This set includes 42 short-printed rookies, including Yankee slugger Hideki Matsui.
Randomly Inserted: 42 World Premieres (1:4 packs) 84 Regular Die Cut Parallels (1:1 packs) 42 World Premieres Die Cut Parallels (1:48 packs) Starring Role (1:240 packs).

The Red Sox avialable are;
#13 Nomar Garciaparra
#14 Pedro Martinez
#15 Manny Ramirez

Although the pack suggest looking for unique game use cards featuring box scores, the odd ball within me is looking forward to the die cut and embossed cards in the shape of a baseball!
There are 4 cards per pack. I have 3 packs.

Pack 1:
#11 Rodrigo Lopez Orioles
#13 Nomar Garciparra Red Sox
#83 Carlos Delgardo Blue Jays
#S-46 Al Leiter Mets die cut

Pack 2:
#6 Curt Schilling D-backs
#10 Gary Sheffield Braves
#55 Miguel Tejada Athletics
#S-38 Kazuhisa Ishii Dodgers die cut

Pack 3:
#24 Omar Vizquel Indians
#29 Josh Beckett Marlins
#74 Matt Morris Cardinals
#S-24 Omar Vizquel Indians

Hip Hooray, finally a Red Sox from one of these packs.
I must say I liked the round die-cut cards very much.