The 2008 UD Masterpieces Baseball set is made up of 90 Base cards and 30 SP's. The SP's range from long ago retired, Musial, to not retired and in his Prime El Puljob. I have no problem with the selection of the individuals, what raises my ire is the possibility that some SP's are mor SP than other SP's. Here is what I mean.
I have now opened 11 boxes of Masterpieces Baseball. I acquired them from two sellers at various times. I average 6 SP's a box meaning I have around 66 of them and I still don't have a complete set. At last count I am missing 3-4. We know that they are SP's but are they all produced in the same quantity? I have my suspicions because I have 5 or so Clementes and no Carew. I have 1 Ripken and 3 Reggies. It's possible that the cards just fall that way in the box or as I as well as many have discovered, there are collation issues in some boxes.
Something like this is not out of the question. UD, Topps, and DLP have done this with sets for a while, but the cards are serial numbered. For example, in the 06-07 UD SPA Case I opened, there is a subset of non auto rookies that are /199. What a pain. Why, why would you do that? None of the rookies are worth a damn, so what's the point? In Masterpieces, the cards are not numbered so I have no idea what the production numbers are. Anyway, if UD did SP some of the SP's, that would be a crappy thing to do.
Its not quite as bad as the Favre lawnmower cards, the 2007 Topps Baseball SP variations and the like, but its still crappy.
Just went back and looked. I need Jack Morris, Rod Carew, and Tom Seaver.