09-07-2010, 09:09 AM
Roger Rabbit Wrote:I posted this elsewhere, but nobody seemed to know anything, so perhaps you can help. My question is about 2009-10 UD USA Baseball.
After buying a case of this stuff, and pulling the big name base autos, I decided to build this auto set. I've now got all of the cards listed other than cards #86 Tony Wolters and #107 Nicky Delmonico. I've seen a red auto variation of the Wolters, but haven't been able to find the base blue auto cards anywhere.
As Wolters is the only card listed with an NA in the OPG, I'm wondering if the regular blue auto of this card was ever made. I'm also confused by the numbering in this set. First of all, there is no card #60. Cards #61-82 then follow in order, and are the autos of the National Team in the same order as they appear in the base set, which makes perfect sense.
Card #83, the Bryce Harper auto, starts the Under 18 team, which is fully represented except for one player it seems, Kavin Keyes, along with the MIA Tony Wolters and Nicky Delmonico cards. But the numbering skips a whole whack of numbers, which means the Under 18 autos run from card #83 to card #116, even though there are only 18 or 19 cards within that range. The Under 16 patch cards complete the set, running cards #119-136, and are complete and in order, except there is no card #131. There's no player missing, there's just no card #131.
Am I ever going to find the Wolters (I'd like to as he was drafted by my team, the Indians) and Delmonico? What happened to Kavin Keyes that he didn't get an auto? Why no card #60? Why skip all over the place for the Under 18 autos? Any info on any of this craziness would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, here's hoping a bunch of these guys make it huge, as it's a sizeable auto set! Cheers.
Generally speaking there's a lot about USA stuff that goes unnoticed between the prelim checklist and then the final distribution. Again, "things happen" for the card companies -- and that set has a lot of autographs/signers so stuff can go wrong/change more easily.
If we have an N/A, we haven't seen any/enough sales to track it. It's highly likely that a player just didn't sign that color or the cards didn't get distributed -- damage, missed signing so only signed other colors, etc. -- if a card is not found.
Card No. 60 in the base set was not produced, per a USA Baseball official. You can presume that the missing player elsewhere might be that one, too. (I haven't examined the checklist as closely as you have.)
Keep hunting and collecting the stuff, but don't let the ones you can't find drive you crazy. But if/when you do find them, it will be satisfying.
I know from my past USA buys that the collation on these sets could be rough, too -- I pulled a couple of lineup autograph cards out of like three sets one time and then did the same with a tougher multi-auto card.