2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Cards – 1 Retail Pack
2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Cards
1 Retail Pack, 8 cards per pack
While it's not the first NHL set each year, for many, the new collecting season really doesn't start until 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey.
2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Base / Young Guns
Of course, the 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey checklist includes 250 action-filled cards in the main set, with 50 being Young Guns (1:4 packs) showcasing the first live rookie cards for some of the top incoming players. While not technically part of the base set, many collectors treat the 90-card UD Canvas set as an extension. These cards promise "mind-blowing photography".
2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Inserts
Building on the base set, 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey also makes it mark with a variety of inserts. New options include Centennial Standouts (1:5 packs) and SP Photo Variations (1:1,000 packs). The Second Six is also not an easy pull at 1:1,000 packs. Combining to average 1:8 packs, the foil-based Shining Stars includes Centers (1:16 packs), Left Wingers (1:24 packs), and the tough Goalies (1:48 packs). There are also more elusive Red parallels. Getting up close and personal are the UD Portraits (Base - 1:7; Rookies - 1:60 packs) cards for key veterans and first-year players.
Following up its debut in the 2016-17 set, Ceremonial Puck Drop returns with a fresh dozen and very tough odds of 1:2,000 packs. Naturally, it wouldn't be flagship UD without Day with the Cup (1:2,000 packs) in honour of the title winners.
2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Autographs and Relics
While 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey has a lot that gears more to the base and insert variety, it is not without the hits collectors love to chase.