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Friday, December 30, 2011

Contest Winnings From $30 a week habit: A 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Half Tin

As mentioned in yesterday's trade post, I was a winner of a contest over at $30 a week habit. Robert asked what packs I preferred, and I told him anything baseball or hockey would be fine by me. He chose to split a tin of 2011-2012 UD Series 1 with me, and asked if I wanted the left or right side of the tin. I chose left. Why? No reason really, though I am left-footed. So maybe that was it. Or not. Anyways, I hadn't opened a pack in months, since my summer box of Ginter for Gint-A-Cuffs. I should point out my scanning abilities failed me for this post. I digress. The Great 8 on the pack and tin was a welcome sight, and as much as I wanted to scan the lid of the tin, I thought a bulky metal lid in a scanner was a fairly bad idea.

The best of the six packs resides in the above scan. First off, I pulled the base card of my favorite player, Ryan Getzlaf, which was sweet. It's a cool and unique picture of the big centerman, which is just an added bonus. The second-year Taylor Hall card and canvas insert of Anze Kopitar are sandwiched between the Carl Klingberg Young Guns - the only Young Guns card I've ever owned - and a Ryan Miller jersey swatch. The Klingberg and Miller have been offered up to G_Moses, since he's attempting to put together both sets.

Robert also included the boxtopper, of the Capitals Eric Fehr. Cam Hartman, if you want it, it's yours.

Thanks for the cool contest and awesome prize Robert!


  1. That was a pretty damn good tin, I waited until you opened yours to let you know that I got 2 young guns on my side of the tin, and a Canvas card as well. I was glad to see you got the jersey card of Miller though, nice pull!!

  2. Damn, a good tin indeed! Miller was a nice find for sure. Thanks again Robert!