Top 100 Cards of My Collection-#76 1994 SP Alex Rodriguez RC
Upper Deck introduced the SP brand in 1993 and it became an instant hit with the Derek Jeter RC being the crown jewel in that set. In, 1994 it would be #1 overall pick Alex Rodriguez who Upper Deck would bank on being the heavy hitter in their 2nd offering of SP and he did not disappoint. Love him or hate him, A-Rod blossomed into one of the best players in the game (of course, some debate that now, since it came out that A-Rod did use Steroids while a Texas Ranger) which of course led to his controversial astronomical contracts that he has received from both the Rangers and Yankees. I've always loved the SP brand across all the sports in the mid 90's. The foil rookie cards really standout and of course it makes having a mint condition rookie hard to find since they are prone to chipping. I bought mine raw off Ebay years ago, and though it's had its up and downs, it still remains A-Rod's best rookie card and one the more desirable rookie cards to own in baseball.