The Daily: 2008-09 Upper Deck USA Baseball Bryce Harper


The Card: 2008-09 Upper Deck USA Baseball Bryce Harper #47

2008 Upper Deck USA Baseball Bryce Harper

It’s a new beginning for Bryce Harper after agreeing to a monster 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s hard to believe that even though he’s only 26-years old, Harper’s baseball card beginnings were a decade ago.

Before his first Rookie Card, before his first Bowman Chrome autograph, Harper was a member of USA Baseball’s 16U squad. And with that came an appearance in the 2008-09 USA Baseball set from Upper Deck.

The premium factory set was an autograph-heavy affair. Harper was part of that with a couple of different scare signature cards. But there’s also the base set.

Despite being a somewhat regular card, the 2008-09 Upper Deck USA Baseball Bryce Harper command significant attention today. That’s what can happen when a superstars’s first card pre-dates any MLB cards by several years. The fact that the set has a print run of 2,655 sets also helps.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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