2016/17 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey Hobby
Filling in the gaps from Series 1, 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey covers most of the missing players and rookie holdovers. The flagship UD set is again led by Young Guns, which fall six per box, and includes rookie star Patrik Laine.
Built around the base set and Young Guns subset (1:4 packs), 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey offers multiple parallels of varying rarity. Among these are High Gloss and Exclusive parallels along with hobby-only Clear Cut PETG parallels, averaging 1:3 boxes.
Adding to the base cards, UD Canvas also has a main set alongside a Young Guns subset. The base Canvas cards average 1:7 packs while Canvas Young Guns are more rare at 1:48 packs. Much tougher to hit are Team Canada POE (1:192) and Retired Stars (1:192) Canvas.
Although 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey skews more to the set builders, rare hits are also in play. Signed options include limited 1,000 Point Club Autographs (#/100) and Autograph Jerseys (#/10), UD Signatures (1:576 packs), and O-Pee-Chee Update Signatures (1:576 packs). A rare UD Canvas Autograph for Pavel Bure has only ten copies.
In addition, memorabilia hits include Rookie Materials (1:72 packs) and Patch (#/25), UD Game Jerseys (1:72 packs) and Patch (#/15), and 1,000 Point Club Jerseys (1:864 packs).
Young Guns may overshadow the other rookie inserts, but the first-year players also see additional coverage. Rookie Breakouts features acetate stock and a print run of 100 copies. Meanwhile, UP Portraits Rookies (1:6 packs) includes 50 subjects along with serial numbered Gold Foil (#/99) and Platinum Blue (#/25) parallels. A rare inclusion celebrating the '15-16 champs, Day With the Cup falls 1:1,000 packs.