2009 SPX Rookie Exchange Cards

Upper Deck announced the first two 2009 Upper Deck SPX Baseball rookie exchange cards a couple weeks ago and I’ve been meaning to write a post about them since. The two cards announced were Koji Uehara of the Baltimore Orioles and Colby Rasmus of the St. Louis Cardinals.

The player selection starts of well enough but that’s not my problem. My problem is with the autographs. The regular Uehara comes autographed in English while the limited version, numbered to 25, comes autographed in Japanese. I like this idea. The Rasmus is a completely different story. His regular version comes autographed but the limited version comes with an inscription of “Go Redbirds #28”. That’s it! There’s no autograph on the card.

Will collectors really pay a premium for limited version of this card without an autograph? If I were a Rasmus collector I’d actually be upset to receive the limited card. I’d much rather have the autographed version.

You can check out the pictures of the Uehara on Upper Deck’s Facebook page.


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  1. May 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I know I was thinking the same thing good point. Its to bad they are not on card as well. That would have created a buzz, and made these cards much more sought after. THe Mojo Hand

  2. May 3, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    That picture looks like a throwback photo of Kent Teculve. I agree this is a bad idea.

  3. May 3, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    A follow up … Pat White card the same way, just says GO EERS and it is more than the regular auto on ebay… http://cgi.ebay.com/09-PRESS-PASS-PAT-WHITE-ROOKIE-AUTO-GO-EERS-SP_W0QQitemZ250417656755QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_SM_Sports_Cards?hash=item3a4e0e33b3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

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