Sunday, January 9, 2011

Case Break: 2009-10 UD Basketball Draft Edition: Box 11

Durant99For those of you keeping track at home, we’re still due two “A-List” autographs and one case hit, multiple signature card from this case.  There are only two boxes left for three hits so unless the case hit includes someone from the “A-List” it seems like this case is going to fall short.  Onward we go…

I was very happy with this card.  The weird thing about this box is that it produced multiple serial numbered insert parallels that were numbered 9.  The Chris Paul Alma Mater is numbered 9, this Durant is numbered 9 and the Kareem/Holiday is numbered 9.  Coincidence or wacky collation?  I’m thinking that this card might draw some interest on eBay.  Something’s got to, right?


This box contained base autographs of Jack McClinton /999 and Jon Brockman /999.  The Brockman was damaged and is going back to Upper Deck.  McClinton was drafted by the Spurs and waived.  He now plays in the Israeli Basketball Super League.  Brockman was drafted by the Blazers and traded to the Kings for the aforementioned Jeff Pendergraph.  He was traded once again in July 2010 to the Milwaukee Bucks and averages 2.5 PPG for his career.


Here’s another Alma Mater autograph.  This time we’ve got softball star Lisa Fernandez.  Fernandez, who struck out 25 in an Olympic game, may even be better than the much more well-known Jennie Finch.  Fernandez is a three-time Olympic Gold Medal winner and struck out something like 46 batters in a high school softball game (which is almost 20 behind the record, crazy).


Last, but not least in this box is a Ricky Rubio parallel autograph numbered to 249.  Rubio was drafted 5th by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who had an agreement with his Spanish team to buy out his contract, but Rubio backed out of the deal. He was traded to and signed a six-year contract with FC Barcelona.  The Timberwolves are still hoping that he’ll join the team at some point especially since they really haven’t been able to find a decent point guard to run the team despite drafting a bunch of guards to try playing the position.

So, that’s our third “A-List” autograph with one box to go.

Box 11 also contained the final Jordan Collection redemption card, again for Demar Derozan.



beardy said...

At least you pulled a decent auto from this box. I've been watching this break, but didn't want to say anything because, aside from NBA Live, I know nothing about basketball. I do know that Rubio is a decent pull.

Offy said...

Rubio is very popular for a guy nowhere near the NBA and it's a parallel to boot. I always enjoy getting cards like the Fernandez as well that don't already have 2,000 other versions out there. It's a shame that the card was beat to hell (which I forgot to put in the original post) and it's one of the cards that I'll be sending back.

Final box to be posted at 11 EST!

Play at the Plate said...

I clicked on the Fernandez auto and it looks like the card is chewed up down the right side. What is going on over there at packout? Is it a mad pack of badgers or what?

Offy said...

The damage seems to be severe chipping more than anything else. It seems like the front of the card is really mad at the back of the card and wanted to get as far away from it as possible.

I spoke with Mike at Upper Deck CS today and they won't be replacing my Jordan unless they can do so with another autographed Jordan card. That's a big relief to me. Time to get this package ready to ship out tomorrow.

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