Sunday, June 19, 2016

Retail Review #209 (15/16 Upper Deck Series Two)

This morning I get to open a product that is from this actual season! It's rare these days that I do this because I usually choose not to purchase current blasters at their sticker price... they are just too expensive! And I know they will take a large price drop when the year is over. This blaster was discounted, though, so I thought I'd give it whirl.

Price - 

Packs - 10
15/16 UD Series Two Blaster Packs

A blaster like this at the local Wal-Mart of Target store would be the full twenty dollar asking price, but at it was only about fourteen bucks. It's a little higher than I like to pay for blasters, but it certainly was a good deal for something so current. This blaster box contains all of the current rookies. Though the McDavid Young Gun was in Series One, you can still find McDavid update cards and parallels. The big money Young Gun in this set is Jack Eichel. Hitting his YG would be awesome.

I'll go ahead and open this blaster up and see what I get:

Review -
It's always fun opening up a product that is new. I was definitely hoping to pull a big name rookie - and I did! Too bad it was just his OPC retro card and not his Young Gun. But other than that I pretty much got what I expected here. This box had a an insert, a canvas, a few OPC updates, and a couple Young Guns. It's pretty much the standard for current Upper Deck blasters.

Here were my top cards from this break:

Top 3 Cards

#3 - Emile Poirier Card No. P-71
I enjoy the look of these Portrait insert cards. There's just something about that all white background with silver foil. It's classy. There are many players in this Portraits set so it is pretty hard to pull one that is very good. 

#2 - Brendan Gaunce Card No. 481
No Eichel Young Gun so I had to pick between this one and the Noah Hanifin I also pulled. I chose to go with Gaunce because I think he is slightly more valued in the hobby.

#1 - Jack Eichel Card No. U50
Here's a nice retro Jack Eichel rookie card. It's not going to be worth a ton, but nevertheless it's nice to get on of the big rookies from this year. This particular rookie card looks very cool with its retro design.

Overall Value -
I'm just glad I didn't have to pay the full price for this current product. I think I would definitely purchase more of Upper Deck Series Two at this price if I ran across it. I'm sure that if I wait long enough the price would drop even further though. A lot of the value of these products have to do with the rookies you can pull. If the rookies this year end up making it big, these box prices will rise... if not (which is the usual case), they will plummet.

Let me know what you thought of my blaster in the comment section below. Have you ever pulled anything good out of one of these? I'd love to hear about it.

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  1. you do realize hanifin was the third overall pick last season right... his young gun is worth a lot

    1. the hanifin young gun typically sells for under 5 dollars on ebay.

    2. I was thinking the same thing

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  3. Bought a hobby box of thE series. I always lie series 1 & 2. I don't think UD disappoints

    YT: freshestemo

  4. hanifin is one of the best rookies this year