The Legend

The Legend

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ultimate Signatures

I was digging through a box of my Pirate autos and came across two pretty cool cards from the same set.

 2002 Ultimate Collection Brian Giles Auto /220

2002 Ultimate Collection Jason Kendall Auto /220

Man, I bet the person that pulled these was pissed.  Ultimate Collection was one of the first ultra premium sets to hit the market. If I recall you got 3 or 4 packs a box with the retail price being close to a $100.  That is pretty standard today, but in 2002 that was mind blowing. From the looks of the checklist the rookies were weak, but the set packed star power. You name the player in 2002 and he was featured in this set. 

The black and gold trim is a nice touch and the autos are sharp looking. When this set came out UD was on top of their game. I never busted a box, but I would put the Ultimate Collection singles up against any high end Topps set. 

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  1. I wasn't collecting back in 2002, but I remember people talking about the stuff. I really like the 2003 autographs. There's a guy on YouTube who's building that set. It's so cool. He motivated me to go out and grab the Greg Maddux last year.

    1. I applaud anyone who goes after a complete auto set. Always going to be some big names in there.

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    1. He probably has the best of any of the modern Pirates.