2016/17 Upper Deck Series One Hockey Retail
2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey helps usher in the year for many NHL collectors with the flagship release from UD. While the set contains plenty of options, collectors understandably gravitate toward the Young Guns rookie cards that drop six per hobby box.
Adding to the 200-card base set that features updates for the new season, 50 Young Guns (1:4 packs) highlight the top rookie names heading into the year, with notable options like William Nylander as well as key 2016 NHL Draft picks such as Auston Matthews. Clear Cut PETG parallels (1:72 packs) mirror the whole set, including Young Guns, and drop 1:3 boxes. These acetate cards are exclusive to physical hobby packs. Collectors can also find more standard parallels like Exclusives (#/100), High Gloss (#/10) and Printing Plates (1/1).
UD Canvas inserts (Overall - 1:6 packs) give the main set more of a challenge and utilize some impressive images, averaging four per hobby box. The UD Canvas Young Guns are a bit more rare at 1:2 boxes (1:48 packs).
Beyond all this, 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey delivers a vast assortment of hits. This includes UD Game Jersey (1:36 packs) and Patch (#/15) on the relic side. Issued in several versions, A Piece of History features 300-Win Club (1:7,200 packs), 1,000-Point Club (1:2,400 packs), and 500-Goal Club (1:7,200) editions.
While not as common, signed inserts include 2016 NHL Draft SP Autographs (1:7,200 packs), Signature Sensations (1:288 packs) and UD Canvas Signatures (jersey #'d).
Other 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey inserts include Shining Stars (Overall - 1:8 packs) inserts broken into Centers, Left Wingers and Goalies SP short prints. Royal Blue parallels drop one per hobby box. UD Portraits (Overall - 1:6 packs) focus on Superstars and Rookies with a base insert as well as limited Gold Foil (#/99 or less) and Platinum Blue (#/25 or less) parallels.
More common pulls include Goalie Nightmares (1:8 packs) and Super Colossal (1:12 packs) while extreme rarity enters with Day with the Cup (1:2,000 packs) and 2016 NHL Draft SP (1:12,000 packs).
Clear Cut inserts fall in every case with options like Superstars, Honoured Members Update (#/100), Foundations (#/25), and Leaders (#/10).