Even though this wasn't the world's best pack, I think these cards look great, which is what I've come to expect from Upper Deck just about every year. I was wavering about whether or not to pick up a hobby box of this stuff, now I think I'm gonna have to go for it. I've only ripped one other pack so far, and it was definitely better than this one. I'll be posting that one soon...
Monday, November 30, 2009
Let's face it, these cards are not all that exciting. I won't be buying any more of these, especially given that there's not a Krejci card in the set. About the only saving grace is that I was expecting to pay $2.99 for this and it rang up at $1.59. Not sure if that was a sale or clerical error.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thanks to a recent hot streak (5-0-1 in their last 6) the Bruins now sit at 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Next up, the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night!
#2 - 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee Premier (Auto/Quad Relic/#'d to 299)
#3 - 2007-08 Upper Deck Ice Fresh Threads (Dual Relic)
#4 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Champs Mini
#5 - 2007-08 In the Game Heroes & Prospects
#6 - 2009-10 Fleer Ultra
#7 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SP Authentic (Auto/#'d to 999)
Friday, November 27, 2009
Base Set: 334 cards (76% of set)
Doubles/Triples/Quadruples (Yes, Quadruples...): 202
Let's take a look at the goods, in numerical order:
#7 - Pat Verbeek - Hartford Whalers Team Checklist - The first 24 cards in the set are the illustrated team checklist cards. They each feature an portrait and an action shot. I somehow missed getting cards 10 - 18, which was a sign of things to come as far as collation goes.
Well, that's all she wrote. I wouldn't recommend this set for the casual hockey card collector. The design isn't great, and the set is way too fragmented with a ton of subsets. Upper Deck was definitely caught up in the rookie/European trends of the early 90's card releases and as a result you get quite a few cards of guys you never heard of and who never amounted to much in the NHL. For the completist though, Upper Deck's base sets are essential, and I had a ton of fun opening this box for $12.