2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1: All In For Auston

"It's all over for another year", as my sister would say. I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas a' la anything and everything else you may be celebrating. Personally, it has been great - Always a good time to be had when I am spending the Christmas season at home with all the family.

We arrived back home a day earlier than we had initially anticipated so there's some downtime tonight before we all hustle back to the daily grind. Perfect time to post the contents from the second of four 2016-17 Upper Deck blaster purchases from last week.

A warning in advance, it wasn't an overly exciting blaster.

#16 David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
How about this guy, David Pastrnak - having a great season thus far accumulating nearly a point-per-game average for the Bruins. Boston could really use him right now as they have lost 6 of their last 9 games.

#5 Kevin Bieksa, Anaheim Ducks
#49 Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
Bieksa and Landeskog pimped up in retro third jerseys, sorta. The Ducks took to their Disney roots with the old-school Mighty Ducks logo and the Avalanche rocked a crest that gave tribute to the Colorado Rockies franchise.

#101 Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens
Fun guy to watch; not one to shy away from getting in the dirty areas and hanging out in the crease. The type of player who you tend to despise but would love to have on your team.

#93 Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild
Having another solid season thus far backstopping the Wild. I've been hearing his name thrown around in Vezina talk lately, it's still early though, we'll have to see about the hardware.

#185 Andre Burakovsky, Washington Capitals
#196 Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets
#191 Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals
#119 Calvin de Haan, New York Islanders
#162 Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
I've laid all my high hopes of a nice pull from these blasters on the Young Guns checklist. Featuring a strong crop of rookies, there's always a good possibility of scoring a promising rookie.

#203 Nick Sorensen, Anaheim Ducks YG RC
Nick Sorensen opened up the 2016-17 hockey season wearing an Anaheim Ducks jersey for 5 games before being sent down to the AHL with the San Diego Gulls.

#228 Sonny Milano, Columbus Blue Jackets YG RC
Milano has spent the majority of the season so far as a member of the Cleveland Monsters in the AHL, getting a taste of the big show with the Blue Jackets for 2 games.

#246 Justin Bailey, Buffalo Sabres YG RC
Like Sonny Milano, Justin Bailey has suited up for 2 National Hockey League with the Sabres while spending 29 games as a Rochester American.

#C24 Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
A 'UD Canvas' card of Gabriel Landeskog sharing a high five with Avalanche mascot Bernie, the St. Bernard was probably my favorite card from the entire blaster. What can I say, I'm a sucker for any piece of cardboard featuring a mascot.

The box also included a couple of 'Shining Stars' and 'UD Portraits' inserts along with a whopping 42 base doubles. Overall, I felt that the blaster wasn't anything special and the gamble in it didn't work out in my favor per say.

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