2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 box break #1

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. 

Seriously.

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.

Insert Cards

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.

The Hits

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.

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Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

5 thoughts on “2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 box break #1”

  1. Sorry, Canuck, but the almighty Beckett Online Price Guide disagrees with you. And we all know that Beckett's word is LAW.

    Also, I am still not on the P.K. Subbanwagon like everyone else. But I do need his YG to complete my set…

  2. Shhhh….don't tell anyone, but I kinda like those cards. Maybe I'll get the Stars team set. I don't want to go too crazy! I know the Satan jersey is a mismatch, but you have to love the colors on some of those sweaters. It makes for a very nice swatch.

  3. Fourth best after Skinner wins Rookie of the year and Eberle scores 10 more points than Hall.

    I love the Clarkson Signature. Any chance you would want to make a trade for that one Sal?

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