Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 NHL tin (Hour 7)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey tin (retail)
The cost: 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 12 (plus one box-topper jumbo card)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 95
Base set completion: 84 of 200 (42 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: John Gibson, Brad Marchand, Patrick Kane, Matt Duchene, Jamie Benn, Jason Spezza, Dylan Larkin, Alex Galchenyuk, Kyle Palmieri, Sidney Crosby, Vladimir Tarasenko

Inserts/short-prints: 10 (all in gallery below)
Winter Classic Jumbos (1) – 
Paul Byron (box-topper)
Young Guns (short-printed base cards) (3) – 
Tyler Motte, Nick Schmaltz, Mike Reilly
UD Portraits (1) –
Noah Hanifin
UD Portraits Superstars (1) – 
Alex Ovechkin
Canvas parallels (2) – 
Vladimir Tarasenko, Anthony Duclair
Shining Stars (1) – 
Patrick Kane
Shining Stars Blue (1) – 
Kyle Palmieri

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
UD Game Jersey (1) – Claude Giroux

What’s Buzz-worthy: This box was an interesting one in that it yielded as it should have but with some extras as there is not a memorabilia card in every tin. Per the tin’s sleeve, those are one in every 24 packs. Per the packs, those are one in every 240. Going with the sleeve odds, the box also over-delivered with a 1:72 Shining Stars Blue insert and a 1:60 Superstars Portraits card. It didn’t feel that special, though, as this collector was ripping with the eye on just three cards in this one — the Young Guns Rookie Cards. The Auston Matthews card still pushes $100 all this time since its release — and much more when graded. He wasn’t in this one. Some stores may have these tins piled up (some regions just don’t sell hockey as much — but the chain stores are still stocked) so it’s perhaps a good way to take a shot at a hot card. Maybe the tin will surprise you.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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