Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Upper Deck NHL Series 1 tin (Hour 8)

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 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 Upper Deck NHL Series 1 tin
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 12 (plus one jumbo box-topper card)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 97
Base set completion: 
87 of 200 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Inserts/short-prints: 10 (all in gallery below)
NHL Winter Classic jumbo box-topper (1) – Marian Hossa
Young Guns (SP Rookie Cards) (3) – Josh Anderson, Shane Prince, Joonas Donskoi
UD Canvas Young Guns (1) – Sergei Plotnikov
UD Canvas (2) – Jaroslav Halak, Loui Eriksson
Shining Stars (1) – Carey Price
UD Portraits (1) – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
UD Portraits Legends (1) – Phil Esposito

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: This one’s solely about the Chase for Connor McDavid and his Young Guns Rookie Card that’s still immensely pricey even when not graded. You get three Young Guns per tin and this one delivered just that as well as a one-in-48-packs Canvas parallel rookie. Had that been McDavid? Big bucks. Also a big deal odds-wise in this pack was a Legends card from UD Portraits (1:60). That’s about it for big pulls as memorabilia cards are found in every other tin. These boxes aren’t overly expensive, which is a bit surprising based on what McDavid can pull, but that allows for someone to collect with a shot at the big one (and others of note here) without breaking the bank. That’s all one can ask for when things heat up due to one hot rookie or a few young stars dominating.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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