My most favoritest cards of all-time may be Topps, but that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate, or even enjoy, Upper Deck releases. Lord knows there were plenty to choose from during the nineties and through the first decade of the new millennium. A recent Chipper binge included close to a dozen cards from various Upper Deck brands. Some, like those shown above, are shiny; others, not so much.
I'll probably be spending the rest of my life chasing down cards of #10- considering the number of Chipper Jones cards that have been produced. I have yet to get an accurate count of those in my collection, but there's no doubt that it's just a drop in the bucket.
Everybody loves retro designs- well, maybe not everybody- and one of my favorites was the 2002 Donruss Originals set. All I needed to finish the Chipper run from that set was card #288, based on the 1986 design. I really miss all those pre-'93 Donruss products.
Speaking of retro/vintage designs... I picked up these two: one from the 2004 Upper Deck Vintage (#48) and 2000 U.D. Vintage (#M4).
Had to grab my magnifying glass to tell what year (1998) this Mystery Finest card is from:
And last, but not least, a few Collector's Choice cards. Yet another set that is sorely missed.