Wednesday 11 April 2012

2011-12 Upper Deck Series II Rip

Just sitting here watching the TSN Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview, stoked on the start of the post season tonight - hoping my Penguins take the Cup home.  Should be a hard fought first round for my boys but hopefully they'll make it out on top.

On the blog today I have a few packs of 2011-12 Upper Deck Series II to show. 

2011-12 Upper Deck Series II
Ryan Miller / Henrik Lundqvist / Tomas Vokoun
351-450 Checklist #450

Shawn Thornton #441

An example of the pleasing photography Upper Deck has been including on their cards for the past several years;  really capturing a moment.    Seems like using photography of a players entrance onto the ice has been an overly popular choice this year - from Upper Deck, Pinnacle and the Score insert set centered around the aforementioned.

O-Pee-Chee Marquee Rookie
Ryane Johansen #612

One of several update sets included in 2011-12 Upper Deck Series II packs; O-Pee-Chee Marquee Rookies.  Johansen was drafted in the 1st round, 4th overall by the Jackets 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  This past season he lit the lamp a total of 9 times and accumulated 21 points in 67 games ranking him at number 15 on the rookie scoring list.

Upper Deck Young Guns
Stu Bickel #485

Stu Bickel was my Young Guns hit.  Bickel suited up for the Rangers in 51 games this season recording 9 assists no goals.

Upper Deck Hockey Heroes 1960s
Alex Delvecchio #HH19

Another insert set that Upper Deck has carried on from Series I and will continue to do so in future sets, Upper Deck Heroes decades.  Series II features players from the 1960s era; the card above is Alex Delvecchio - what is there to say about Delvecchio that hasn't already been stated.

Upper Deck UD Canvas
Sergei Kostitsyn #C164

Another insert set carried over from Series I, UD Canvas.  Great looking cards with a nice texture to them.  The photography on these cards are top-notch as well.

Upper Deck Victory Update
Jose Theodore #258

Here's a Jose Theodore card from the 2011-12 Victory Update set; Theodore has been backing up the net with the Panthers.

Jordan Eberle #381

Wayne Simmonds #317

George Parros #447
Another entrance card, not complaining they look nice.

2011-12 Upper Deck Victory Update
Alexei Emelin #296
Another update set included in Upper Deck Series II.

Upper Deck Hockey Heroes 1960s
Jean Beliveau #HH25

Beliveau makes another appearence in the 1960s set.

Mike Smith #308
Smith card because it's about time a goaltender decided to put Wile E. Coyote on their mask.
Kris Versteeg #376
Overhead shot of the NHLs latest journeyman Kris Versteeg.

Robyn Regehr #433

Tyler Seguin #440

Andrew Ladd #257

Dan Cleary #388

Alex Pietrangelo #293

Michael Ryder #396

That's the shimmy-shammy from the packs that I picked up. 

The readers contest is still on until the end of the week; all you gotta do is leave a comment and you're entered to win.

1 comment:

  1. Hey I'll enter the contest for sure, I love hockey books :)

    I've been itching to rip a couple packs of Series 2...they got some pretty nice inserts that seem to be fairly regular pulls.


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