Saturday, 26 August 2017

M! V! P! M! V! P!

Time to dig into the first set for the 17-18 season!

And my first 17-18 card is:
I'm not overly crazy about the faded backgrounds. But this isn't too different from last year's look, and at least it isn't the border-intensive design of years prior.

Standard MVP backs. I do like the pronunciation guide on the back, but if you need help pronouncing Mike Green, you really don't have much a chance with practically any other name. Time to look at the rest of the pack.

Alex Killorn
Jakob Silverberg
Martin Hanzal
Zack Smith - My first 17-18 Sens card!
Chris Kreider
Loui Eriksson
Tomas Plekanec
Ryan Strome
Braden Holtby - The first mask binder card of 17-18.
William Nylander
Jonathan Machessault - No Golden Knights content in this early release.
Victor Arvidsson
Nazem Kadri - Rangers alum.
Kari Lehtonen
Erik Karlsson - WOO-HOO! There's only one of the SPs in the retail hangers, so it is nice to land one of the two Sens that are in this portion of the set (Colin White is the other).
Mark Schiefele (Puzzle back) - One of the parallels.
It is some random Shark. I didn't pull any other Sharks content in this, so I can't rule anybody out. I'm also way too lazy to do any research beyond "It can't be a goalie'.
Josh Ho-Sang (Silver sig) - And the other of the more common parallels. I really like the use of a black stripe to make the signature pop.
Tuukka Rask
Jake Guentzel
Bo Horvat
Brayden Schenn
Andrew Ladd
Gustav Nyquist
Corey Perry
Alec Martinez
Milan Lucic
Patric Hornqvist - Scanning this solely to break up the wall of text.
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Seguin
Sergei Bobrovsky
Cory Schneider
Adam Larsson - And the final card.

It's MVP. You know what you're getting. I still don't understand SPs in a retail friendly set, but that's the way things are with Upper Deck releases nowadays. At least OPC tend to have more than 1 SP per pack. And that's what I'll wait for if I opt to do a set build this season.


  1. I agree that the black stripe on the silver sigs in a nice touch.

  2. The SP ruins the set, most SPs are star players