Here are the results from my second jumbo pack of 2018-19 Upper Deck Series 1 that I picked up from Toys R Us a few days ago.
Like the first pack, this contained one hit, and then about 35 or so base cards. The packs weren't too expensive for what they were, but unless you are building the base set then it is not really worth the price.
This was the pack hit, a Young Guns rookie of Evan Bouchard. Bouchard plays for the London Knights, my hometown junior team. He's back there this season after playing a few games with Edmonton early on.
I want to build the base set, but Series 1 and 2 are always a challenge. The 400 base cards from the combined two sets are cheap, but when you get to the 100 short printed Young Guns rookie cards it can become a real challenge if you don't pull the Young Guns from the packs. This is particularly true if you don't pull the big name cards from the pack, as Young Guns are really the only traditional rookie card that still holds up in value.
With that being said, in recent years Upper Deck has brought the value down a lot by releasing Series 1 and Series 2 on epack. That means these cards are available inexpensively through COMC, which is great.
In a future post, I may even open a couple of epacks. That might actually be a better and more convenient way to work on Series 1, rather than trekking to Toys R Us or Walmart to pick up retail packs, or buying hobby boxes.
Posted above are four base cards I liked. The Okposo has great photography, and the checklist card looks sharp. The Gudbranson card is funny, and Brock Boeser was probably the top rookie in last year's product (I pulled two of his Young Guns cards last year from blaster boxes).
I still haven't pulled that many Leafs from this set, which is too bad.
I have two jumbo packs of OPC left from my Toys R Us trip. I intend to open these over the next couple of days, and will venture back to Toys R Us to pick up some more packs afterwards. Hopefully they have Topps Series 1 in stock, as I was only able to find a lone pack at Walmart last week.