Set Building: 2008 Upper Deck Football – Trades and New Packs

While my ship was out at sea, I was able to complete a trade via email for some cards I needed.  Special thanks to Stephen out in North Carolina for the cards.  For my personal collection, I received a LaDainian Tomlinson 05 Playoff prestige base card, an 08 Philip Rivers jersey card, and an 08 Antonio Cromartie Upper Deck “Starquest” insert card.  In addition, I received the following rookie cards for my 2008 Upper Deck football set: #’s 220, 225, 235, 283, and 293.

2008 Upper Deck #220 Cory Boyd RC2008 Upper Deck #225 Davone Bess RC2008 Upper Deck #235 Eric Ainge RC

2008 Upper Deck #283 Ray Rice RC2008 Upper Deck #293 Thomas Brown RC

After my return from sea, I stopped by the hobby shop to pick up 11 more packs.  As I expected, I pulled a ton of duplicates.  But I did get a few needed rookie cards.  In those 11 packs, I pulled two short prints, #’s 301 and 312.  I also pulled the following rookie cards – #’s 212, 231, 233, 236, 248, 272, 275, 280, 285, and 294.  Not a good percentage when you think about it, 12 cards added to my set from 11 packs.  Maybe I should try my luck with some retail packs.

However, the extra hobby packs did yield some nice trade bait.  I pulled 4 more jersey cards, which is a pretty good ratio.  Not a bad haul – jersey cards of Desean Jackson, Calvin Johnson, Matt Hasselbeck, and a jersey card of Matt Forte, #’d 018/350!  These will be added to my tradelist, so let me know if you’re interested.

2008 Upper Deck TEam Colors Calvin Johnson GU2008 Upper Deck Rookie Jersey Matt Forte2008 Upper Deck Rookie Jersey Desean Jackson

2008 Upper Deck Matt Hasselbeck GU

Here’s where I stand right now with the set (cards 1-325):

Base Set (cards 1-200): 100% complete.  I have a ton of extra base cards so please let me know if you are interested in any.

Rookies (cards 201-300): 79% complete.
Needs: 201, 204, 211, 213, 222, 224, 226, 237, 239, 249, 253, 258, 261, 264, 269, 271, 274, 276, 282, 295, and 298.
Duplicates (available for trade): 203, 205, 207, 210, 217, 218, 219, 223, 229, 232, 234, 235, 236, 244, 245(x2), 246, 251, 252, 257, 259, 266, 267, 268, 270, 273, 281, 285, 286, 288, 290, 291, 293, and 294.

Short Print Rookies (cards 301-325): 24% complete.
Needs: 302-306, 308-311, 314, 316-319, and 321-325.

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  1. Set Building: 2008 Upper Deck Football - Update 3 | The Electric Friar

    [...] (cards 201-300): I was able to add 201, 224, 237,and 282.  That improves my rookie completion percentage to 83%.  Just 17 more rookie cards to go. Needs: 204, 211, 213, 222, 226, 239, 249, 253, 258, 261, [...]

  2. shane
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    I have a 276 and 315 rookie card. It’s not much, but what would you be willing to trade?

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