One of my most boring breaks of all-time.

I purchased this 5-card retail pack of 2008 Upper Deck SP Authentic Baseball Authentic Baseball for about $1.

2008 upper deck sp authentic baseball retail pack

That pack states this series is "SP," but it's actually "SP Authentic."


Base Cards

  • 9 - Randy Johnson

2008 upper deck sp authentic baseball 9 randy johnson

Johnson retired with a stunning win-loss record of 303-166. He threw 4,875 strikeouts in his 22-year career.

  • 59 - J.J. Hardy

2008 upper deck sp authentic baseball 59 j j hardy

  • 74 - Paul Konerko

2008 upper deck sp authentic baseball 76 hanley ramirez

  • 76 - Hanley Ramirez

2008 upper deck sp authentic baseball 76 hanley ramirez

In 2008, Ramirez signed a six-year, $70 million contract extension with the Miami Marlins, the largest contract in franchise history.

  • 77 - Dontrelle Willis

2008 upper deck sp authentic baseball 77 dontrelle willis


This series went down in history as one of the worst trading card designs of 2008; coincidentally, Upper Deck lost their MLB license the following year.

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