Upper Deck has confirmed a second collector has completed its 6,661-card Yankee Stadium Legacy set. Chuck Sauter of Pensacola, Fla., completed the massive insert set that was packaged within 10 different 2008 UD baseball products.
“I really liked the idea behind the set with all the history and the photography on the cards,” said Sauter. “My confidence in completing the set did wane a few times. I finished collecting the first 2,500 cards in July, but the next 4,100 or so were tough, especially the last hundred. When I got down to the last 10, it took me about two months to collect them. A couple times I wondered if I would ever find them.”
For his efforts, Upper Deck will award Sauter a trip for two to New York City where they will take in a Yankees game at the new Yankee Stadium and meet Yankees Team Captain Derek Jeter. In addition, he will receive 81 additional YSL cards that were recently released in 2009 Upper Deck Series One Baseball that chronicle last season’s games at Yankee Stadium.
Sauter joins Tommy Baxter of Little Rock, Ark., as one of only two people who have completed Upper Deck’s entire YSL set.