Smoltz Collection: 1989 Upper Deck #17

And here’s the post where I commit card collecting blasphemy. (First, thanks to Derek for the card!) Allow me to acknowledge that 1989 Upper Deck is every bit the game changing set that it is hyped as being. No doubt.

I just find it overrated. The photography is awesome of course and the card stock was excellent. The hologram was probably a necessary addition to the back. So why do I find the set overrated? Easy. I cannot stand the base line up the side of the card.

I won’t even go into the reasons why this set was the beginning of the end for me as a collector. Well, at least until I discovered 2005 Topps Total and jumped back into hobby. 

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