I was spending time on the bay a couple weeks back and noticed a dutch type auction of 2000-01 Upper Deck Sp Authentic Basketball. This stuff is always expensive when it comes out, but I bid $35x2 and won both. Shipping was $10 or so. On to the review.
The base cards are very SP Authentic. The base cards are nice but it is hard to read the name. When I got to my fourth pack I started to just go through the pack backwards.
Back when kobe and Shaq were friends:
The cards are high quality, but they are nothing new.
The rookies go from being /2000 to /500 and auto'd. I got 3 in the two boxes all /2000. I was actually glad I got the Madsen as I am a Laker fan and he is so odd and awkward.
The inserts are one per box, very nice and I think I did pretty well with them. Good stars. Probably too many insert sets however.
Now for the main event, the autos. The auto are seeded 1:23 packs and are title "sign of the times". The Dual and Triple autos are seeded at substantially lower rates. The first box, I got 2 and the second I got one. I was happy with the Quentin Richardson but the others were rather lame, no offense players.
Why is the Richardson a Silver border and the other two are gold. Well I didn't notice this when I got it, but the Richardson is /200 and the Platinum version. The packs don't give odds on the Platinum it just says they are /200. The specs in the pic aren't on the card. The hard signed cards are welcome relief from the sticker things we get now.
So there they are. I didn't do too bad, but I didn't do great either. The /200 Richardson is a good pull and at $35 a box not to shabby. These boxes are flat out way over priced at retail, but fun to open if you get them cheap enough because of the possible hits.