The first card that you'll see when opening up a box of UD Buyback is the base card. The base cards remind me a lot of Black Diamond. There is plenty of foil as well as an etched background. These cards are tastefully done and come in a toploader sealed with an Upper Deck sticker. There are a variation of numbers that these base cards come in. I pulled a Martin Brodeur gold parallel serial numbered to 50. These base cards - while well made - aren't too exciting. It's almost as if these cards just shield that main hit from the box so it's more of a surprise.
There is a huge variety of buyback cards you can find. I've seen many Young Gun autographs come out of case breaks. A Young Gun autograph is an 'ok' pull, but there are some truly epic cards you can find here. Upper Deck touts the Connor McDavid autographs that they have in the product. Looks like I pulled the wrong Oiler!
I joined in on a group break and came away with this Nikolaj Ehlers RPA from Premier. This card doesn't come with a certificate of authenticity as it was already guaranteed in print on the back of the card. The card has a nice patch on it, but I wasn't very excited when I got this card. It really seems like something from left field.
- A great way to find cards from older sets.
- On-card autographs.
- Both cards come with its own holder.
- Some cards that have been inserted are questionable.
- High risk product.