2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 – Box Break #3

The results of my third–and probably final–box of 2011-12 Upper Deck Series One.

165 Base

In the end, I ended up with one complete base set for my collection, a second near-complete base set that needs 24 cards and a bunch of doubles. It’s annoying that I’d get one card of, say, Jonas Hiller, but then five cards of Matt Stajan.

6 Young Guns

Craig Smith, Adam Larsson, Joe Vitale and Justin Faulk were all cards that I needed. Unfortunately, I got two duplicates–Greg Memisz and Matt Frattin.

3 UD Canvas Cards

Jussi Jokinen (double), Duncan Keith and Jarome Iginla (double). What’s up with all the doubles of the short-prints, Upper Deck? Two redundant Young Guns and two redundant Canvas cards. That sucks.

1 Canvas Young Guns

Well, this was unexpected. I’m too lazy/tired to type (or pronounce) this Hab’s name.

2 Hockey Heroes

Alex Delvecchio and Ted Lindsay.

2 All-World Team

Martin Brodeur and Alexander Ovechkin.

1 EA Ultimate Team

These would have been cool if they unlocked some sort of feature–or hidden player–in NHL ’12, instead of just being a blatant, UV-coated advertisement.

2 UD Game Jerseys

Drew Stafford and Steve Mason. The design of these jersey cards is actually nice.

You may have noticed…

…that I got 6 less base cards….

…in this box.

That’s because…

..I got this instead:

1 UD Game Patch – Tomas Vokoun

This card was so thick that it took the place of 6 base cards. It uses a swatch of the shoulder patch from the Florida Panthers jersey.

A bit of cool numerology regarding this card: This cards is numbered 14 out of 15.

14 + 15 = 29

Vokoun wore 29 for the Panthers.

Conspiracy? You be the judge. And also, be a pal and help me complete this set. My Wantlist can be found here and my trade lists can be found here. Most of the inserts and all of the jersey cards are for trade too.


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

4 thoughts on “2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 – Box Break #3”

  1. The patch is awesome, and an eBay 1 of 1 based on the math.

    I have some Young Gun doubles, I'll email you soon about a trade.

  2. Don't have to be a Panthers or Tomas fan to appreciate that patch….A game-used hater like yourself just might want to keep it!

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