Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pack Rippin: 2009 UD X (x7)

I'm pretty sure I'm the only one these days that buys Upper Deck X religiously.  I prefer 2008, since I'm trying to complete the Gold Die Cut and Xponential sets.  I briefly considered chasing the relic and auto sets.  The relic wouldn't be too bad, but the auto set has Griffey, Jeter, and Longoria (RC) which get a premium.  Anyway, I can't resist when UDX shows up in the Target value bin, 2008 or 2009.  Today, I've got 7 packs of 2009 UDX:

 These 9 were needed for my base set of 2009.  Check out my want list and let me know if you have any 2009 or 2008 for me. 

I'm not as big a fan of the die cuts in 2009 as in 2008.  The offset a symmetric X just isn't as appealing, and there's no third "Gold" parallel.  The David Wright was a nice surprise, though.

As far as Xponentials go, I did well getting 4 X2s and one each of X3, X4, and X5.  It dosn't hurt that the top two are Jeter and Pujols, of course. 

Lastly, 2009 had UD 20th Anniv. inserts where 2008 had Yankee Stadium Legacy.  These will be going to Dimwit, along with a bunch of other ones I have, since he was collecting the set once upon a time.


Play at the Plate said...

First X-rated post I read all day!


We may have to work out another trade. I love these too !