My third–but probably not final–box of 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2.
154 base cards
I haven’t sorted these yet, but I think I got a full base set from my 3 boxes. I will probably get the cards I need to complete a second base set to trade away.
6 Young Guns
Brad Malone, Mike Murphy, Viatcheslav Voynov, Stu Bickel (great name!), Marc-Andre Bourdon and Ryan Ellis. Thankfully, none of these are duplicates of the YGs I got in previous boxes.
1 UD Exclusive
Valtteri Filppula, numbered 60 / 100.
4 UD Canvas
Patrick Sharp, Jeff Skinner (again?), T.J. Oshie (again!) and the greatest card of Mario Lemieux ever made.
2 Hockey Heroes
Stan Mikita and Rogatien Vachon. I am pretty sure that Mikita did not don a helmet until the 1970s, even though the card is supposed to show him from the 1960s. Who is Upper Deck trying to fool here?
2 Jersey Cards
A Jean-Sebastien Giguere game-used memorabilia car.
A Ben Holmstrom event-used Rookie Materials card.
6 DUPLICATE Victory Update Cards
Ville Leino again! Brayden Shenn again! Maxime Talbot again! Kris Versteeg again! David Booth again! And Mike Richards again! I guess this is how you are rewarded for buying more than one box from the same dealer–duplicates of inserts.
6 DUPLICATE Victory Update Rookie Cards
Matt Read–yet again for my third Matt Read Victory Rookie card (and 5th Matt Read card in 3 boxes). I also got triples of Raphael Diaz, Craig Smith and Tim Erixon, and doubles of Brandon Saad and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
2 MVP Update Cards
Tomas Fleischmann and Alexander Burmistrov.
1 MVP Rookie Card
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers.
1 O-Pee-Chee Update Card
Evander Kane. Wish I got more than 1 of these per box, but at least there are only 10 “veterans” to collect.
2 O-Pee-Chee Update Rookie Cards
Adam Larsson and Gabriel Landeskog. Thankfully, neither are doubles. Six down and 9 to go.
1 O-Pee-Chee Retro Parallel
Louis Leblanc of the Montreal Canadiens.
Humongous Big amounts of doubles when it came to the Victory cards. Otherwise, good times. No duplicate Young Guns and a few more cards towards my OPC Update Set.