On the same week Topps killed off Moments & Milestones, Upper Deck has unveiled plans for another equally massive, and equally confusing, trading card set.
2008 MLB Documentary will have 166 cards....
... for each of the 30 teams!
That's right, a 4980-card base set.
In what may be the understatement of the year, UD calls MLB Documentary "The most extraordinary set ever to be completed."
Clearly, UD isn't expecting anyone to actually build the nearly 5000 card base set, and is marketing MLB Documentary towards team set collectors as each card will be sequentially numbered twice (as part of the full set and as a team set).
But even if you only wanted to collect all 166 cards of your favorite team, there's one other issue: price. Each fifteen card waxpack will cost $2.99.
Considering the massive size of the base set, the large size of each team's subset, and the odds of finding any particular card from the team you want to collect in a pack, $2.99 is a lot of money.
Each 24-pack waxbox will yield an autograph, and each pack will have a Gold parallel.
Street Date: Late December 2008