The Beckett Blog has announced Upper Deck’s latest gimmick to take in as much money as they can so they can pay it to MLB later. It’s a second wave of series 1 cards with even more base cards than before!
The Wave 2 release will include 50 additional cards in the set, Nos. 601-650, along with a selection of cards from the 600-card Series 1 set. These cards will be found one per standard pack and two per 36-card Fat Pack when it arrives on May 4.
Upper Deck should have released these packs on April 1st, because this has to be a joke, right? Releasing a 600 card set, and then three months later deciding to issue 50 more cards to that set and seeding them one per retail pack is absolutely ridiculous. I can tolerate the 50 cards (though I’d still be a little upset) had they been part of the initial release. But three months later? If I had already bought Upper Deck hobby boxes to build my set I’d be upset.
What a smack in the face to the set collector on this one. I’m so glad I’ve sworn off this set.
*Updated to add that these cards will be retail packs only. Take that, hobby collectors!*