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Old 01-15-2009, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2008 USA Team BB-Preliminary info

2008 UD USA Baseball Set

Factory direct cost is $140 per set.
This is the 2008 USA Team (the one in the summer was the 2007 team) and this is a different format.

2008 USA Baseball National Teams Box Set
Featuring the 2008 USA Baseball National Teams

73 Cards per Box Set
5 Box Sets per Case

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:
o ONLY 2665 SETS PRODUCED!
o Seven Autographs per box including three on-card autographs, on average!
o Six game-used jersey cards including two patches per box, on average!
o Look for autograph and jersey cards from the Chinese Taipei National Team!
o Starting Lineup Autograph cards with 9 on-card autographs on each card!
o All Autographs and Sign on card autographs are numbered in the set!
o Team Roster Autograph cards with 20+ autographs on each card!
o Look for The Letters, containing actual game-used jersey letters!


PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:
Regular Cards
o National Team Base Cards
o 18U National Team Base Cards
o 16U National Team Tri-cards

Autograph Cards (7 per box, on average)
o National Team Base Set Autographs (#ed to 175)
o 18U National Team Base Set Autographs (#ed to 175)
o National Team Jersey Blue Autographs (#ed to 99)
o 18U National Team Jersey Blue Autographs (#ed to 99)
o National Team Jersey Red Autographs (#ed to 25)
o 18U National Team Jersey Red Autographs (#ed to 25)
o National Team Jersey Green Autographs (#ed to 2)
o 18U National Team Jersey Green Autographs (#ed to 2)
o National Team Jersey patch Black Autographs (#ed to 30)

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Old 01-15-2009, 10:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ouch. Still will end up getting one, maybe two but man did the price spike!
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I also will probably get a couple, but the price is up there. I will just put them with the ones I have from previous years.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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SUPRISE SUPRISE ... its an UD product, of course the cost doubles
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually it was UD last year (prior to that it was direct through Team USA) and I thought the price of about 100-130 was reasonable. Granted this year their adding patches, but I'm not seeing exactly where all the extra value is.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Only if the roster is excellent...

I like the last few years prospects in the USA sets. If this set has some big prospects I may be tempted at the higher price. I would pay a premium for on-card like the 2007s.

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i will take a pass for that price.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Upper Deck manufactured these sets every year accept two years ago... & I am still not sure that they didn't produce them that year. The cards looked just like a UD product to me.

At this price point, I will have to pass for the first time ever!
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Guess these idiots didn't realize our economy is in trouble. $140 direct? What are they smoking?
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Isnt this due for release on january 19th?
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Whats new from last year that makes it sell for double?
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Chinese Patches, and guarenteed 2 patches per box is all I know of.
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Whats new from last year that makes it sell for double?
Well, I'd say the main reason for the price increase is that these sets got very hot last year...so why not up the direct price?
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But how many people know about these sets?... I agree with previous post.. these are due out this week and I dont see anyone talking about buying or selling it at that price
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But how many people know about these sets?... I agree with previous post.. these are due out this week and I dont see anyone talking about buying or selling it at that price
Not sure I understand what you mean, but you guys do understand that the high price (over last year) is due DIRECT cost, right? It's not like places are preselling the sets overly high, it's that UD totally jacked the price up. The high presell prices are because dealer cost was so high, not because they're insanely hot or anything.
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