A while ago I busted a single pack of 2009 Upper Deck Goudey. It's been sitting next to my scanner for months now and I'm just now getting around to writing about it. Let's take a quick peek.
Each box of 2009 Upper Deck Goudey contained 18 packs with 8 cards per pack. This was really my first real look at this product as I wasn't collecting until after Upper Deck lost its license in 2010. I think I may have gotten one or two of these cards as throw-ins in a trade package, but I don't recall any with this exact design so they were probably from a different year.
The design really doesn't do it for me. While I will say these cards look better in-hand than on the scanner bed, the background colors really are a bit vomit inducing.
The art styling here seems a bit odd to me as well. There are certain cards like the Utley above that look completely hand-drawn, while others, like this Drew here, seem to be a photograph with a filter. The change in detail level between cards confuses me.
I don't mind these card backs. They're fairly simple and get across what they need to, while choosing to feature (and highlight) a short write-up on each player. They're legible and fairly informative.
This Kinsler card is weird... almost square. It's like they cut an inch off the top of a normal baseball card. Small boy instead of tall boy? In any case, I don't like them. I'll stick to my tobacco cards. This last card featuring Yankee greats is pretty darn cool. The red frame makes it stand out a bit too, and even though there still exists some of that strange background coloring, there's much less of it so it's almost a decent card!