99-00 SP Authentic Hockey
Over the past couple years SP Authentic has been the hobby leader in market value, style, and innovation. No sets seem to be more anticipated and none seem to go up in price so quick after their initial release. This week Upper Deck will be releasing 99-00 SP Authentic Hockey and we're happy to let you know that it's more of the same good news.
One thing that holds true with most SP Authentic products is the clean card design. The base set is made up of 135 cards. The first 90 are established stars done on a bright white card stock with a raised white SP logo. These are possibly the nicest looking base cards Upper Deck has ever come up with. The final 45 are Future Watch rookie cards. Each card is numbered to just 2000 and while the design might be a bit to techno, it's still a nice looking card. Inserts are not too important in SP Authentic, but this year's version has a few nice insert sets. The final piece of the SP puzzle is always autographs. This year we've got Sign of the Times cards (with gold parallels limited to 25 numbered cards) as well as Buy Back autographs. I found a Buy Back of Luc Robataille and while it's a nice card (limited to just 16 cards), I believe that they need better buy backs then this 25 cent common card. In all it's another huge success for Upper Deck as the SP Authentic brand keeps getting stronger. Packs are supposed to be $4.99, but you should get some quick before that price goes up.
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