I purchased two cards the other day from 2012 Upper Deck's Goodwin release and they were the only two cards on my want list from the release. As a big fan of Allen & Ginter, you would think that Goodwin would have more of an appeal for me. However, what Ginter provides in terms of a baseball release (with MLB license) with oddballs mixed in, Goodwin lacks any license and the sports players are pictured in funky outfits. I mean, have you seen some of the outfits these guys are wearing in the pictures?
The two cards that did pique my interest feature two athletes that you rarely see in a sports card release: Joey Chestnut and Jim McMahon. As a life-long fan of the Chicago Bears, Jim McMahon was my favorite player as a kid and my bedroom walls had posters of him all over them. I thought it was cool that they put a jersey card in the set and I was able to pick it up for a reasonable amount.
As a fan of the "sport" of competitive eating, I HAD to have the Joey Chestnut autograph as he's my favorite guy to watch. Also, his autograph card in the Goodwin product cost significantly less than his past Allen & Ginter release.
I really wish I could like this product more as the card stock would be outstanding for TTM (through the mail) autograph requests, I just don't see the value in purchasing this product in a box form when I could easily just purchase the two cards I was really interested in.
What do you think of the 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin release?