Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My UD Masterpieces Verlander Collection

The best pitcher in the American League this year played for my favorite team. He was rewarded with the Cy Young award today. Possibly the MVP award soon.
I am sure the first time I saw one of these 2008 UD Masterpieces Justin Verlander cards was over at Joe C's crib. He has the worlds greatest collection of Masterpieces. The Verlander is an image depicting the final pitch of his first no-hitter. After seeing these awesome looking cards, I decided to try and build the Verlander rainbow. Problem; there's 87 versions. Not really, but I don't really know how many there are. Joe's list is sketchy as is Baseballcardpedia. Anyone know definitively what parallels there are in this set? Here's what I have so far.

I guess there are a couple different greens, blues, and blacks. I am looking to trade for them if anyone has any to spare.
UPDATE: Thanks to Ryan from This Card Is Cool, I know what's needed. Yes, more sleep first. My problem was; I was looking at an '07 checklist based on the auto and these are '08 cards.


  1. Awesome collection there bud! Love that auto.

  2. The official parallel list:
    Framed Black
    Framed Red
    Framed Blue (serial-numbered to 125 copies)
    Framed Brown (serial-numbered to 100 copies)
    Framed Green (serial-numbered to 75 copies)
    Framed Blue (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
    Framed Silver (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
    Framed Gold (serial-numbered to 10 copies)
    Framed Light Blue (serial-numbered to 5 copies)
    Framed Pinot Red (one-of-one)
    (The serial-numbering really helps pick these out.)

    Note that these are '08 Masterpieces, while your link to Baseballcardpedia is for '07 - he had an autograph in '07 but no base card(!).

    As for other cards (autographs/relics), there are 5 1/1 parallels (four plates and one "Windsor Green") in 2007 of the Strokes of Genius autograph above, and three memorabilia cards (relic you posted, patch /25, and patch-auto /25) in 2008 Captured on Canvas.

    If I'm confusing you let me know. I can probably clarify.

  3. Sweet stuff man. I only have the Base, Black, Red and Blue #/125, so I guess you win. It's one of my all-time favorite cards.