Box break #1 – 2006 UD Future Stars

April 14, 2008 at 2:45 pm | Posted in Box Breaks | 1 Comment

I went to a small local card show yesterday, and since there wasn’t any new product I was interested in breaking, I decided to catch up on some things I missed while I was away from the hobby for so long.  So I bought a box of 2006 Upper Deck Future Stars.

2006 Upper Deck Future Stars – 24 packs / 4 cards per pack – Paid $60 for the box

Base set: 61 out of 75 –  81% w/no duplication which is nice.  Plus it’s a pretty nice overall design.  All of the base and parallels are printed on foil board.


Parallels/inserts – There are several different colored inserts(some of which seem kind of pointless)

Jeremy Bonderman – purple # 1101/1799

Manny Ramirez – purple # 340/1799

Vernon Wells – purple # 1547/1799

A rod – purple # 1251/1799

Curt Schilling – purple # 4/1799

Chase Utley – green # 172/499

Michael Young – green # 307/499

Travis Hafner – red #80/299

Key Rookies:

Kenji Johjima

Daisuke Matsuzaka – World Future Stars pre-rookie

Chin-Lung Hu – World Future Stars pre-rookie

I also got 15 or so other World Future Stars from all different countries

The Pulls: One of the nicest things about this box is that you are guaranteed 5 yes 5 auto rookies!!  There are randomly inserted triple rookie autos, but the base autos are nice and are called Clear Path to Greatness which are printed on PETG translucent plastic, which gives the cards a very unique look.

Boof Bonser auto rc

Will Nieves auto rc

Jeremy Hermida auto rc

Adam Wainwright auto rc redemption card

Chad Billingsley auto rc redemption card

The Verdict

Overall I was pretty happy with this box, especially with the 5 rookie autos for $60.  There are a few better autos you can get, such as Papelbon, Ryan Zimmerman, or one of the tri-signers, but there aren’t any huge pulls in this set.  I was a little dissapointed about getting 2 redemption cards in one box, but I don’t think that is the norm.  The nicest thing about it is that you can almost complete the set with one box, and it’s great for rookie collectors.

Overall Grade

Design: B

Value: B+

I don’t know if I need to buy another box, but this one was definitely fun to open.





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  1. Wow, great Hermida! Keep up the good work.

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