While Series 1 has just arrived, the second series of 2009 Upper Deck baseball cards already is scheduled for a May release.
What does it have in store?
Here are a few highlights from the checklist:
— A 50-card 1977 O-Pee-Chee insert set.
— A Derek Jeter autographed buyback 1993 Rookie Card.
And a 12-card Goodwin Champions Preview set, which teases an upcoming standalone multi-sport product set for release later this year. It, presumably, will carry the same design as the 1888 tobacco set of the same name — a card from that set is shown at right.
Here’s its checklist.
GCP-1 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees
GCP-2 Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres
GCP-3 Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies
GCP-4 Laird Hamilton
GCP-5 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings
GCP-6 Ichiro Seattle Mariners
GCP-7 Derek Jeter New York Yankees
GCP-8 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
GCP-9 Barack Obama
GCP-10 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
GCP-11 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles
GCP-12 Bill Rodgers
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.