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Collection Highlight: 2008 Upper Deck Spectrum Ryan Klesko Retrospectrum Swatches

2008 Upper Deck Spectrum #RSRK Ryan Klesko GU RelicHere is a Ryan Klesko jersey card from 2008 Upper Deck Spectrum.  It is part of the “Retrospectrum Swatches” insert set.  This particular card refers back to Ryan’s 2001 season – easily his best year with the Padres.  If you pay close attention, you’ll see that Upper Deck lacked some attention to detail with this particular card.

Here’s what the front of the card says:

It’s a career season at the plate for Klesko during his 2001 with the Padres.

And here’s what the back says:

Klesko had plenty of massive offensive years with the Padres, and 2001 was one of them as he ripped 30 roundtrippers, drove in a personal best 113 runs, and matched a career high with 23 stolen bases.

It is a bit weird that the card refers to his 2001 season, but both the picture of Klesko and the jersey swatch are clearly not from that season.  The photo clearly shows the newer Padres logo on the left sleeve.  That logo premiered in 2004, to coincide with the opening of Petco Park.  The sand color jersey swatch is also definitely not from 2001.  It’s those little things, the finer details (or lack of) that can make you look at a card and say “What is going on here?”.

Posted by on April 20, 2012.

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