The Weekly Clean-Up - - I think I might abandon my baseball frankenset. Thought of a new project that should be more fun. - Placed an order on Cardbarrel. So we'll see...
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Box Break - 1991-92 Upper Deck Hockey
What I remember most about this set is of course the white glossy card stock, high quality photos, and holograms on the back that Upper Deck was known for at the time. In addition though, I remember that (like many sets from this era) this release was absolutely littered with subsets.
The other thing I find interesting about this release is that it doesn't really contain any one or two single cards that I'd consider iconic. Maybe that's just me. When you think '79-80 Topps though, you think Gretzky RC immediately. 1989-90 O-Pee-Chee? All about Sakic and Leetch RCs. Even the inaugural Upper Deck hockey set, released the year prior to this one, has the Fedorov and Bure RCs. This release though? Not so sure. There are some great ones that come to mind as you'll see, but something feels different to me about them.
Rather than do a painstaking pack-by-pack break of cards you've all seen hundreds of times over the decades, I figured I'd save myself weeks of time and just post some random highlight cards that I enjoyed through the course of the break.
With that being said, let's take a look at some notable pulls from my box...
That's all for today, there were many great cards in the box beyond what you saw here, but I'm sure you've seen most of them and I want to keep this post from getting too long. Long story short, it's a great product. If you're a "fringe" hockey card collector and looking for something fun and cheap to rip during sheltering in place here, I cannot recommend this product enough.
Thanks for stopping by, and for joining me on this trip down memory lane to the early days of my hockey card collecting experience!