Friday, January 8, 2010

Impulse purchase

One of the things I really like about retro-themed sets is the inclusion of old timers. The Goudey sets are a prime example of this. Schmidt, Bench, etc.

Today, while at Meijer, I grabbed a blaster of 2009 Goudey. The checklist is great. The cardboard feel of the cards is a throwback to my early days of collecting. I have a base set, but Goudey sets have 7 BILLION short prints, and I need some.

How do I say this; this is the ugliest ass set ever made. There, I said it. Hands down, this set is the Susan Boyle of baseball cards. I flipped through the cards looking for a few to 'feature'. They are all ugly ass. I am a big fan of the 2008 Goudey set. This version was, and is still a huge debacle. A GUMMIE should be awarded.


  1. Hmmm... the Susan Boyle of Baseball cards. i don't know who Susan Boyle is. Let's go to google and look her up and see.... AAACKK!!! My Eyes! MY EYES!

  2. If there is a God in heaven, then the '09 Goudey set will receive the Gummie award it deserves. It truly was awful.

  3. Word verification: steck.

    "2009 Goudey truly STECK."

  4. This was such a big fail for Upper Deck especially compared with Goodwin Champions, Just about my favorite set from 2009.