Grand Cards: This Just In: 2009 Upper Deck Curtis Granderson Jersey (x2!)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This Just In: 2009 Upper Deck Curtis Granderson Jersey (x2!)

In this year's Upper Deck release, there are a slew of game-used jersey cards that use the same basic designs but offer ever-increasing swatch quantities with ever-decreasing serial numbers. I picked up the first of these some time ago, and two more have just recently arrived.

2009 Upper Deck #GJ-GR Curtis Granderson Dual Swatch
2009 Upper Deck #GJ-GR Curtis Granderson Triple Swatch

I consider these to be the best iterations of this particular card. The single jersey, rather lamely, has a swatch in the letter "J" for jersey, with a printed "CG-" designed to kind of look like a jersey piece but not really to the left of it. In these cards, the swatches make so much more sense. "OF" and "DET" give a little bit of life to an otherwise plain piece of jersey and are nice to look at.

Now, there are two more of these cards--a quad swatch and a patch. Serial number wise, these are more rare, but I'm not sure that they're nearly as nice. The quad spells "GAME" (eh...I would have gone "TIGS," for non-fans, that is a common Tigers nickname). The patch card spells "PATCH" (oh, is that what that patch-looking thing is?) with the patch serving as the "T" and the "PA" and "CH" being printed on the card "CG-" style.

For the low low cost of these particular cards they are a nice little pickup and in my opinion are the most fun of this 5-card jersey subset. To me, they certainly beat out the blindingly-red Topps counterpart.

2 comments:

  1. The more I hear about other baseball players, the more I like Curtis. These cards are really sweet.

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  2. They are aren't they? If you're interested, the "OF" one is on ebay for the next 18 hours and currently has no bids and a .50 starting price. Item number 400044088265

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