2017-18 UD SP Authentic Hockey — Great!

I got a hobby box of 2017-18 SPA ($94.95 from dacardworld.com) and am quite pleased!  The box has 18 packs with five cards each (four base and one insert per pack).

 

Base cards

The base card designs are a little boring but also very clean lol. This set is released late in the hockey season, so it’s nice that they include a highlight from earlier in the year on the back.

 

Autos

I really like the autos I got, all on-card. Although each box has two autos on average (a Future Watch Auto and another one), I got three!!! First, a jaw dropper — Sign of the Times Rod Langway. Second, a Sign of the Times Logan Couture (c’mon, I know somebody gets to call him Juicy lol). Third, a Future Watch Auto from Christian Djoos of the Washington Capitals (always nice to get an RC of a guy who actually gets playing time with the big club).

 

Inserts

The other inserts are also pretty cool— three Authentic Moments (including Henrik Sedin’s 1000th point!), four Rookie Year Milestones (including a Geno Malkin), three red parallels, one Spectrum FX (nice etched refractor), three veteran UD Updates and one Young Gun Update (Casey DeSmith of the Penguins).

 

Overall

This box was a fun break.  Personally, I think SPA is a great product with cool autos and some neat inserts at a reasonable price.  I give 2017-18 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey a solid 4 out of 5 stars!

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