Monday, February 09, 2009

Wanna See Some Pictures for 2009 SP Legendary Cuts?

The pictures are a little fuzzy as they're from a sell sheet, but here's the first images I've seen for 2009 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball.

There's definitely a stamp feel to the design. It's classy but I'm not liking the lack of colors on the base cards. But let's face it, the draw for this set is the cut signatures. They always have been and they always will be. But without the pictures of the players or personalities, I find a lot of the prestige to be gone. You might as well make the card a redemption for the entire document in which it was cut from. Maybe that's a thought to breath some new life into this stale brand whose concept has been borrowed and recycled many, many times over the years in all corners of the hobby.
Anyways, here's a little more info taken from the sell sheet (there's not a heck of a lot other than the promise of the various hits):
Cards per Pack: 5
Packs per Box: 12 (60 cards per box)
  • Two Cut Signatures and one Mystery Cut Signature per case.
  • Two hard-signed autographs per case.
  • Four memorabilia cards per box, including one dual Generations card.
  • Seven 20th Anniversary cards per box and one 20th Anniversary Memorabilia card per case.
  • Classic Signatures #/99 or less.
  • Future Legends Signatures #/149 or less.
  • Generations Dual Signatures #/99 or less.
  • Legendary Cut Signatures #/25 or less.
  • Legendary Memorabilia #/175 or less with different color parallels #/150 or less.
The on-card signatures are nice, although somewhat ironic given the flavor of the brand. The Cut Signatures continue to be the draw but seem very risky.

How about another avenue to reinvent the product? It's already one for the mid- to high-rollers. Why not take it a step further and make it ultra-premium? Offer a cut signature in every pack and charge $400-500. It seems like a fair price given what some of the similar products are selling out at. I don't buy it at $150 a box now, so I'm not going to feel bad for having to sit it out at an even higher price. At least the vintage nature of the cut signatures would make the price seem somewhat more justified.

2009 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball is scheduled for an April release.


dayf said...

Yeah, these are very philatelic. The set just isn't the same since the retired players all got sent to the short print ghetto. I wouldn't mind busting open some packs of this but it's probably going to be too pricey for me.

dinged corners said...

These seem interesting, but I wonder if they are the sort of cards that will look much better in person.

Fuji said...

i think the design is pretty cool. one problem... this stuff is always out of my price range. i look forward to watching others break this on youtube.

nevermore said...

Great design! This product looks promising, I will definitely be picking up select singles.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, it's a ripoff. If you look at the Box Busters on YouTube, you'll see that. I was dumb enough to buy an 8-box case, and other than the 4 memorabilia per box and one Prospect autograph, I got nothing! No Anniversary memorabilia, no Mystery Cut, no dual autographs - Just very small pieces of jersey that bring $10 or MUCH LESS on Ebay.