Saturday, June 27, 2009

2009 Upper Deck Heroes Football- The Case of the MIA | Card Corner Club

It isn’t always easy to review a product based on the results of one box. However, in the case of 2009 Upper Deck Football Heroes I definitely feel like my box yielded a decent representation of what the product has to offer, and with that in mind, I walked away with mixed emotions. First and foremost being that my box was of the dreaded “on average” variety.

I really, really want to like this product and I think the concept and brand name are great but it’s the checklist and execution that leave me feeling less than satisfied. With a name like Heroes, I don’t think it’s too much to assume that the base set be loaded with Hall of Famers, Legends, and Fan Favorites, and while enough of them are present to meet the minimum criteria of a product branded as Heroes I suppose, there are some glaring holes and odd inclusions in the checklist. The 490-card base set is instead comprised of Veterans, Rookies and Legends.

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