Thursday, March 4, 2010

09-10 Upper Deck MVP

Upper Deck MVP is a product that has been on the market for a number of years. It is a lower end product that UD has consistantly produced and in my opinion is one of the better low end cards available. The cost per pack is about $2.50 in Canada for a retail pack and you have a 1 in 2 chance of pulling a rookie. The design of the card this year is a little fresher than past years and I think they have done a great job with it. The photography isn't on the same level as the base Upper Deck set, but when you compare MVP with OPC and Victory there is an obvious quality difference and MVP is the winner. In addition, there are 2 on 2 jersey inserts and autographs randomly inserted in packs but the autos are really difficult to pull.

Here is a rookie I pulled from my sample pack.

From a collectors stand point, pulling a rookie is always nice, but Davis' greatest accomplishments to date may be his completion of college rather than his pro career. He has 1 goal and 8 points in 40 games with the Kings. I am thinking this card may be one of his last.

The nicest card I pulled was the checklist of Crosby.

In all it is a decent card for what you pay for. I think that next to the UD base set it is one of the better values on the market. It is a pretty large set to try and complete if you include all 94 sp rookie cards, but if you want an affordable set with all the main rookies from 09-10 this is your set.

Here is what I think about 09-10 MVP

Card Quality 6/10 (no hologram on card, an UD sign of low end product)
Photography 5/10 (better than past years)
Value 7.5/10 (good price point, nice jersey card potential and all the rookies you want)

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