|#166 B.J. Upton/Curtis Granderson Dual Swatch|
|#228 Granderson/Furcal/Jeter/Weeks Quad Swatch|
|#252 Guerrero/Ramirez/Granderson/Teahen/Baldelli/Weeks 6x|
I neither love nor hate the design of this set, but I want to point out one thing that Upper Deck did very, very right. The double, quad and 6x swatch cards all have a fundamentally different design--not just more swatches. More importantly, they use a DIFFERENT PICTURE of Granderson for each card. That is huge--it really helps keep these cards from looking like cheap knock-offs of one another. My personal favorite is the six swatch card--with the in-game shot. Why only three swatches you might ask? The other three are on the back, including a very nice bright blue swatch of Mark Teahen. I will say, I'm glad that Granderson was given the upper-echelon treatment on that card. It is much nicer to see him along Vlad and Manny than it would be with the rest of the gang.
The only other card that I don't have is an autographed variation of #166--the Upton/Granderson card. I have never seen the variation and have no information at all about its print run, although I'm under the impression that it is not serial numbered. So, that is it for UD Ballpark Collection, 5 Granderson cards, including 1 base, 3 Game Used and 1 Game Used/Autographed. While certainly not the highlight of the year, I tend to think that it is just fine.