Another recent box bust I did was 2008 Upper Deck SP Authentic. The price was good from Blowout so I added it to my order. The base cards and inserts were mildly interesting but provided nothing of note. The box promised three autographs including a By The Letter patch/auto.
While these autos are on stickers I really like the thick card design with the sticker embedded under the top layer in a window, like a relic. It gives the card a more substantial high-end feel. At least it does to me.
I was definitely happy to pull this card. While Bruce's numbers tapered off some in 2014, he's really seemed to be coming into his prime the last few seasons. Hopefully he will return to form next year. Also the card was not really cut off, just my scanner not doing it's job well.
And lastly, the much anticipated By the Letter patch auto!
Oh for ####'s sake. And what's worse, this redemption card was on a patch card thick sized decoy. Un####inbelievable. Yes, I know I was taking that risk when I bought a six year old box but that doesn't change the fact that pulling a redemption that expired four years ago for what should have been the best card in the box pisses me off. Ugh.