Friday, October 13, 2006

Some pretty spiffy autographs in 2006 SP Authentic Baseball

Upper Deck has released the info for the upcoming 2006 SP Authentic set. Of course it's got the serial numbered rookies, 200 short prints in a 300-card set, jersey cards and the like. But what's got me jazzed are the Letterman Patch autographs.

Each player featured in the insert set will have patch letters spelling their last name put on cards. The letters will then be autographed. For example, Albert Pujols will have different cards for P•U•J•O•L•S. Not only do they look cool, but it'll be a challenge to put together a particular player's name. Letterman Patch autographs are scheduled to be inserted one per box.

Here's the rest of the set's breakdown direct from Upper Deck (pardon the hype lingo):

Hobby Product Highlights:

·Letterman Signature cards featuring autographs of top players signed directly on the letter of a letterman patch style card, inserted one per box on average!

  • Find two signatures of today’s stars in every box!
  • Look for a Chirography or a Sign of the Times Signatures single, dual, or triple version #’d to 75 or less in every three boxes on average!
  • Discover the one of one parallel versions of the Rookie/Young Stars Signatures.
  • Featuring a 300-card set including 100 Rookie/Young Star Signatures and 100 short-print regular cards!

Product Breakdown:

Autograph cards: Three signatures per box on average (one By the Letter Signature and two other signatures)!

· Rookie/Young Star Authentic Signatures – Introducing 100 of the top rookies or young stars in the league with cards #’d to 399 or less with an exclusive 1-of-1 parallel signature set.

· Chirography Signatures – A 100-card signature set of some of the most exciting players, #’d to 75!

· Sign of the Times – A 100-card signature set spotlighting some of the best players in the game today, #’d to 75!

· Chirography Dual and Triple Signatures – A 25-card multi-signature set of some of the best young talent and current stars, #’d to 25 (duals) and to 15 (triples)!

· Sign of the Times Dual and Triple Signatures – A 25-card multi-signature set celebrating today’s heroes and tomorrow’s prospects, #’s to 25 (duals) and to 15 (triples)!

· By the Letter Signatures – A 100-card signature set featuring only the top stars and brightest rookies signing on a letterman style patch card!

Base Set

· 300-Card Regular set, containing 100 Rookie/Young Star Authentic Signatures and 100 short print regular cards.

· SPA Heroes – Painting Cards 1:4.

· World Baseball Classic Future Watch – WBC Stars #’d to 999.

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