It's that time of year again, where I can go to the pharmacy to get my diabetes meds and leave with an additional box of cards; this time, it was a 24-pack blaster of Upper Deck's 2016-17 MVP set:
Here's how I fared:
Three Rookie Cards, of Mark McNeil, Hudson Fasching and Steven Santini:
Sean Monahan, Thomas Vanek, and John Carlson:
Erik Karlsson's right arm:
There were 19 regular-issue cards of players currently on Canadian teams (easier for me to get signed), including these two of my hometown Montréal Canadiens, Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher:
Henrik Zetterberg, Morgan Rielly, Kris Letang and Father Time himself, Jaromir Jagr):
All told, however, these are a slight improvement on last year's set. They keep that faux-classic style, only the "Script" inserts have the fac-simile autographs, the pictures are action shots with the action behind faded out so it doesn't look like an awful crop, and the colours are crisp.
I give it an 8/10.