I decided to turn the tides a bit and went to Upper Deck yesterday to try out my "mystery discount" card. After a major pain just getting signed up for the site, it turns out that my coupon did not qualify for my purchase...what a shocker! I now use these cards as filing spacers for my box of team randoms!
Anyways, I decided to go ahead and purchase the UD 2007 World Series Commemorative Red Sox set for $9.99
Does it eliminate the thrill of the hunt? Yes, but I still have my quest to find as many 2004 (so I imagine the 2005 cards is where they would be) memorabilia from my favorite WS team. Hell, they should just make a 50 card commemorative set from the ALCS and I would be happy!
I also finally got lucky with a GU card when I pulled: Numbered to 50 and with the left field pole named in his honor, I am thrilled to have Carlton in my permanent stash. I also pulled a generations card with him and another player, but that card is currently on its way to said other players favorite collector...nuff said.
I guess the only other "big pull" was a Varitek 20th anniversary UD card. Those cards are terrible and there must be well over 2000 in the series, but at least it was a Sox. If you guys happen to bump into any swatches or sigs, let me know and I will do my best to make you a fair trade offer!