Monday 16 April 2012

2011-12 Upper Deck Series II Retail Tin Break

With just so many cards from the 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 lying around on my desk; stacked and unorganized - I decided that I had to make an attempt at putting together the base set and maybe then some.

After putting away all the cards in their numerical respective order, I was 93 cards away from finishing Series 2.

In hopes of pulling a few cards towards the base I went and picked up this here retail tin yesterday.  The goods from the trove underneath the cut.

2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 Oversized Card
Alex Ovechkin #OS14

There's an oversized card included into every retail tin of Upper Deck 2011-12 Series 2.  I'm not a fan of these oversized cards and unless they're featuring a player who I'm a big fan of I consider them pretty useless.

Dany Heatley #363

Steve Mason #401

Jean-Sebastien Giguere #407

A few of my visually-favorite base cards from inside the tin.  As for the progress in knocking off a bunch of base cards that I've been missing from the set; I only managed to pull 39 cards that I didn't already have.  In the end leaving me with a whopping 54 missing cards not including the Young Guns subset.

2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 Young Guns
Stefan Elliott #464  Louis Leblanc #476  Bill Sweatt #496
From the tin break I pulled three SP Young Guns cards; Louis Leblanc being the most sought-after out of the lot.  Didn't have any of these previously so they were all welcomed into my collection.

2011-12 Upper Deck UD Canvas
Colton Orr #C196
Young Guns Erik Gudbranson #C225

A fourth Young Gun pulled from this retail tin, not too shabby.  The canvas versions are SSP and look great.  I'd like to put this entire UD Canvas set together but it seems highly unlikely considering the set consists of 270 short-printed cards.  Yikes.  Think I'll stick with just trying to put the base set together for now thanks.

2011-12 Upper Deck 1960s Hockey Heroes
Gump Worsley #HH24
Pulled two Hockey Heroes inserts from the tin; the above card featuring Gump and a dupe of Delvecchio.

2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 Victory Update
Ilya Bryzgalov #264   Dany Heatley #260   Jean-Sebastien Giguere #254

Three Upper Deck Victory Update cards.

2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 Victory Rookie Update
Anton Lander #290   Mika Zibanejad #302  Calvin de Haan #301

Not very familiar with any of these guys.

2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 MVP Update
John-Michael Liles #119

Ugh I don't like how Upper Deck included the entire MVP set inside their flagship product.  Frustrating.

2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 O-Pee-Chee Update
Marquee Rookie Update Zack Kassian #613
Retro Parallel Update Mika Zibanejad #619

And to end the tin; two update cards from the 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee set - I'm familiar with Kassian as he was part of the deadline trade that sent Cody Hodgson to the Sabres.

So there you have it.

Anyone else collecting this set?  I'm also looking for cards from Series I.  I have a few sets from this year that I'm a few cards shy from completing so maybe I'll begin working on them.

I'll post the winner from the readers contest tonight.


  1. If you have a list of what you need for anything from this year's sets, let me know. I have a ton of stuff I'd love to start getting to their rightful homes including half a case of Series II dupes.

    1. I'll do that up. Thanks, maybe we can work out a trade involving Panini stickers.

    2. hi crads from the crease
      i have alot left from series one and two-infact i am 4 cards away from the series 2 base
      id be interested in the Ovi oversized card

    3. I also have a ton of base cards from series 1 & 2, Young guns, MVP and I am looking to trade for canvas and others to complete my sets.


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