Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey cards Mega Box (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 UD Series 1 NHL (Mega)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 13 (12 standard, one Parkhurst)
Cards per pack: 8 for standard, three Parkhurst)
Cards in this box: 99
Base set completion: 
87 of 200 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Inserts/short-prints: 12
Young Guns (3) – Mike Condon, Emile Poirier, Sergei Kalinin
UD Canvas (2) – Ryan Kesler, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
UD Portraits (2) – Zach Parise, Daniel Sedin
Shining Stars Centers (1) – John Tavares
Shining Stars Left Wingers Blue (1) – Max Pacioretty
Parkhurst Rookies (3) – Dylan Larkin, Artemi Panarin, Nikolaj Ehlers

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: Tearing into one of these boxes is almost solely about the Chase for Connor McDavid and his Young Guns Rookie Card — a card that’s still immensely pricey even when not graded. You get three Young Guns per box. Had it been McDavid? Big bucks. Instead, we settle for a Parkhurst Dylan Larkin as the highlight here — not a bad pull, but not McDavid. 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:
 B
Fun Grade: B

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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