|Stats as of 09/13/18
That's right, Billy's gift of hockey has represented the 3 most viewed blog posts all-time on my blog! So, not only do I need to thank Billy for the cards, but for the extra traffic to my site as well!
It's time to show off the final pack. This pack contained 33 cards, mostly from the Upper Deck 2017-18 set, with a few other recent cards mixed in. As always, I'll highlight my favorites!
|2017-18 Upper Deck #17 Tuukka Rask
The old-school uniform, the awesome helmet, the stoic look on Tukka's face - this card is just bad-ass! I can't imagine any hockey player not feeling a little intimidated having to face that net-minder!
|2017-18 Upper Deck #131 Rick Nash
It amazes me what can be done with photography nowadays. This is an incredible ice-level shot where Nash just towers over you.
|2017-18 Upper Deck #183 Marc-Andre Fluery
My first Golden Knight card! I'm eager to see what this team does for an encore!
|2017-18 Upper Deck #189 Lars Eller
Ice sprays are like the clouds of dust on a baseball card. They give just a cool reflection of action!
So when I first got this box of cards last Spring, I noted how few hockey cards I truly had, and made a point to chronicle how much my hockey card collection changed as a result. Let's see the results!
Upper Deck may not have the monopoly on hockey that Topps does on baseball, but they are the undisputed kings of the mountain. It's good to have some more set variety now. I had never even heard of the In The Game brand before this!
My favorite team on top by a wide margin - just as it should be! (Ironically, I now have exactly as many Sabres cards as I had total cards before this all happened!) Washington and Detroit are the only two teams that ranked atop the first list to survive and make the second list.
Once again, Upper Deck reigns supreme, only now there's a lot more company to fill the list out.
Billy, once again, I can't you for the generous prize. You're awesome!
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