Hobby Box Break #10 – 2015-16 Upper Deck Hockey Series 1

Baseball season is over. The Royals are the 2015 Champions and I’m almost done with completing my 2015 Update set. It’s time to broaden my horizons.

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My local card shop, THREE STARS SPORTCARDS, had this box for $20 less than the boxes on ebay.

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First card. I like the design. Sharp picture. Pleasing to the eye.

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My Relic. For some reason I like getting Hockey relics much more than Baseball ones. Perhaps it’s because sweaters are just so much cooler than jerseys.

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One of the inserts sets. The bottom right is a blue parallel. These are okay. I haven’t paid attention to the NHL in a few years so my player collection list has names like Jagr, Bure, Hasek, and Kariya. Ovechkin was just starting out the last year I followed hockey so I’ll probably hang on to him. The others are up for trade.

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Another insert set. These are much more appealing to me. ┬áThere are 60 total cards in the set and I have 4. It’ll be interesting to see if I can complete it through trades.

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There are also canvas variants. These seem to be similar stock to UD Masterpieces – a set that I love!

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The draw of the set and the box is the Short Printed Young Guns. Connor McDavid is this year’s stud but Max Domi and Dylan Larkin are also drawing a bit of attention due to their hot starts. I pulled a bunch of “meh”s.

Here are some of my favorite pics from my box.

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I wonder what the players do with all of the hat trick hats?

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It’s great to see the joy on kids faces. I took my son skating for the first time last year so the Marleau card speaks to me.

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Roar! Bear claw! Talk to the hand . . .

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Cartoon cameo!

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Are they trying to get a squirrel out of the rafters?!

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You should never use blocks of cheese for protection.

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Ramo! That might have to be my new celebration chant. Hockey has a history of great names. Beukeboom. Satan. Jagr. Bonk. Hossa. Puppa. And many more. Now – RAMO!

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Chara is a giant! 6’9″. I used to work at the Saint Paul Hotel. Most of the visiting hockey teams would stay at the hotel the night before they played the MN Wild. I always recognized Chara because he was a head taller than every other player and our chairs were drastically too small for the guy.

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Speaking of the Wild – Here are my team cards!

FINAL TALLY –

170 of 200 base

12 inserts

6 Young Guns SPs

1 relic

No Doubles!

I did purchase another box and complete the base set. The 6 Young Guns in that box were pretty “meh” as well. Let me know if you need any base since I have about 140 doubles and would be willing to part with the Shining Stars inserts, too!

Thanks for reading!

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