I had written last week about a 2008 Upper Deck Billy Williams Corvette and Card combo pack that I ran across. Tai commented on that post with a link to picture of a similar item of Ryne Sandberg from 2007;
So that got me to thinking and I decided to do a little research on the subject figuring I would get together some sort of a list of similar items as I remember there were a number of car & card combos issued in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But as it turns out, I never actually made it that far back in time as I discovered that Upper Deck has done a number of different car & card combos just in the last few years. And the cards included with these all appear to be unique, at least among the ones I could find available for sale (with a picture included). The ones I found pictures of in addition to the Sandberg above include;
2006 Derrek Lee Cadillac Escalade (Same card design as 2006 Upper Deck, but different picture)
2008 Alfonso Soriano (comes with a Dodge Charger)
2008 Wrigley Field (Comes with 2 Dodge Chargers)
2010 Wrigley Field (this one is by Press Pass and comes with a Dodge Charger and a Ford Mustang)
Ones I didn't find pictures of but I did find a on a checklist include;
2009 Upper Deck Carlos Zambrano (comes with Dodge Charger and a Ford Mustang)
2009 Upper Deck Hall of Fame Series Bruce Sutter (comes with a Dodger Charger)
2007 Upper Deck Wrigley Field (Comes with a Corvette and Dodge Charger)
These are really interesting collectibles, and right up my alley. I'm going to work on tracking as many of these down as I can for a reasonable price. And since I'm not the type to keep things in the package, I'll be able to make my son happy with a few new cars once I pull the cards out of the package!
I'm going to keep it on my research list to try to put together a list of older car & card combos as well. I think most of the cards that came with these are the same cards that you could get in packs, and therefore not of much interest to me. But I like to keep track of things and who knows, maybe I'll run across another new addition to my checklist. Thanks a lot to Tai for getting me going on these, the new additions to the checklist here will make for good hunting in the coming months!