The set was released Dec 16, 2008. The cards were distributed in 15 card packs that came in 24 packs per box and 12 boxes per case. The set was updated with inserts in 2009 Upper Deck Series 1 packs.
This 4954 card set is designed to chronicle the 2008 baseball season. The first 4890 cards were distributed in packs in 2008. The cards numbered 4890-4954 were inserted into 2009 Upper Deck Series 1 packs at a rate of 1 per 4 packs. These last 64 cards document the games in the post season including the Phillies World Series victory.
The full 4890 card base set is paralleled by the Gold parallel set. The year 2008 is stamped onto the card front in gold foil. The cards are not serial numbered and were inserted 1 per pack.
All Star GameEdit
This 55-card set features most of the players who appeared in the 2008 All-Star Game. Some are curiously absent. The set was inserted 1:4 packs.
Home Run DerbyEdit
This 60-card set features sticker autographs primarily of rookies from the 2008 season. In addition to the rookies there are several veterans (including Derek Jeter) as well. These cards were inserted 1:24 packs or approximately 1 per box.
As with all Upper Deck releases in 2008, Yankee Stadium Legacy inserts were also inserted into packs.