By 1999, Upper Deck was issuing sets that were hard to accurately identify. It wasn’t until the middle of the following decade that the company got better at stating titles on cards but in the meantime, most of us were left mostly confused. Questions like, Is this card from 1999 or 2000?, or What Upper Deck set is this from? were all too common. Product identification was pretty rough there for a few years.
Depicted here are two of the hardest cards to identify from the 1999 block. Upper Deck issued both of these sets that year, and they are so similar that it makes accurate identification an absolutely nightmare. I can remember when I first added these two cards, it took me some time to figure out what was what. Searches for “Upper Deck Homerun Heroes,” or “Power Elite” returned nothing. Even today, whenever I get additional copies of these cards, I’m confused. This post is specifically meant to help identify these two cards quickly.
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