Thursday, November 17, 2011
Upper Deck Victory 2011-12 Box Break
As every year, Upper Deck's 2011-12 Victory set is a beautiful, cheap (around a buck a pack) set that happens to be the first release of the season. And like just about every year, Sidney Crosby is the brand's poster child.
And after years of featuring perfect-to-get-autographed white backgrounds, this season's set features a colourful background fitting each team, one that looks pretty good:
Also, there are a ton of nice-looking inserts, just about in every pack. Here was my box's breakdown:
36 packs per box, 6 cards per box, total cards: 216
Victory Rookies: 17 (including one checklist card of Cody Hodgson)
Game Breakers: 9, including Taylor Hall
Star Of The Game: 9
MVP (which used to be a set of its own): 16
MVP Rookies: 2, including Hodgson
Montréal Canadiens (my home team): 7 (including P.K. Subban, plus one Rookie of future star Brendon Nash)
All in all, the first set to leave me fully satisfied this season...