Each year I tend to pick up just a single retail blaster of Upper Deck's flagship hockey release around the holidays. I guess it's habit more than anything, I haven't completed this set in years but I like to get a small sampling and it's always fun to rip open some packs for a change of pace.
first pack I opened contained the card everyone was searching for, Connor McDavid's Young Guns rookie! Would my hot streak be extended? Was there an Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine Young Guns waiting for me in this year's blaster?
So yeah, two less than exciting Young Guns and a pile of cards that are already nickel box fodder. Until next year Upper Deck!
Clueless about blackless - I am not as obsessive about variation and error cards as some collectors, particularly when it comes to the minute "errors" that people chase with cards ...