Last weekend, I went to a card show and bought, among many other things, three boxes of 2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey.
This may be the best box of cards I have ever opened.
Results for Box #1
169 Base Cards – As usual, the design and photography on the base cards are very good. Eventually, I’ll give this set a proper review–I’m still working on a video review of this year’s Score set. I am happy to report that all 169 base cards were different (no doubles).
6 Young Guns Rookie Cards – I got Taylor Hall, Phillip Larsen, Anders Lindback, Dustin Kohn, Marcus Johansson and the Young Guns Checklist.
Taylor Hall? Hot damn! I never get a 1st overall pick..usually, I get like 5 checklists and some goalie who has quit the NHL and gone to Europe.
6 20th Anniversary Parallels – Craig Anderson, Joni Pitkanen, Jaimie Langenbrunner, Cody Almond, Dan Boyle and Niclas Bergfors.
I like these cards. I wish they were one per pack, and not as hard to acquire as a Young Guns card. I also wish they weren’t printed on such flimsy card stock.
If anyone wants to trade me their unwanted 20th Anniversary cards, drop me a line.
2 Hockey Heroes – This set is all about Steve Yzerman. I pulled cards numbered HH1 and HH2. I’m not sure if I’m going to collect these. Despite the retro design. I’ve been lukewarm to the last few sets of Hockey Heroes.
2 All-World Team – *Cough, cough* USELESS! *Cough, cough* INSERT *cough, cough* I got Anze Kopitar and Jarome Iginla.
UD Game Jersey – Miroslav Satan – Satan is pictured as a Bruin, but the jersey is clearly from his days with the Islanders. Sigh. Another mis-matched jersey card. Story of my life.
UD Game Jersey – Nicklas Backstrom – Wow! A jersey of a star player. I’m sure I can trade this to a Backstrom / Caps fan pretty easily. At least easier than the above Satan card.
But what’s this? A third hit…?
Signature Sensations David Clarkson – I have NEVER pulled an autograph from Upper Deck Series 1 or Series 2. Awesome!
Overall, I’m psyched about what I got in this box. For once, the odds were with me. I pulled the best Young Gun available, a superstar jersey card AND an autograph.
In other news...I have succeeded in updating Puck Junk every day during the month of November.