I picked two cards on Listia from the 2009 Upper Deck Icons set. These are just base cards of Nate McLouth and John Lackey. I never bought any packs or boxes of these cards. I only own a few base singles as a result of minor trades and purchases. I have nothing against the set. In fact, I rather enjoy the design and photos. I think it was more of a value issue. I could spend that money on other products.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.