Upper Deck has come out with a new product called Upper Deck Goodwin Champions which is very much like many other products that have come before it such as Topps T206, Upper Deck Goudey and Topps Allen & Ginter's. They are all similar in concept and they all have a feature that I feel needs to be cut back or ended. Non-baseball cards in baseball products.
All of the products mentioned above have cards from other sports and historical figures as well as people in many varied fields throughout history.
When I open up a pack of baseball cards I want baseball cards and not athletes from basketball or hockey. If I want players from those sports I will buy hockey or basketball products.
If I want cards of historical figures I will get a product like 2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes which I think is a great product. There is also 2009 Topps American Heritage.
Buying products like Upper Deck Goodwin Champions are like going into a store and asking for motor oil and getting bicycle tires instead. It's not right.