The title of this post is intentionally a little misleading. I love Upper Deck, but the distribution for the hockey wrapper redemption program irritates me. A lot. For some reason, they only make it available to those in Canada.
I know that most likely I will buy the card as a single anyway. However, I don’t like that the decision is made by Upper Deck that none of the great hockey collectors in the States can participate in the program.
Anyway, the mail day. I do love that the promo is a red border promo, since Andrew Shaw is a Blackhawk (for now).
As of this writing, I am just one card short of the 2015-16 OPC Rainbow. The only one that I need is the Black Rainbow /100 version. There are a couple on eBay, but they are in Canada and I am not willing to pay more than $3 shipping at this point.
For The Andrew Shaw Project as a whole, I now have 106/146 cards (per the Sports Card Forum checklist), including 1/1s. You can view the gallery of my collection here. The 146 number includes his two cards in Upper Deck Buybacks, and I’m not sure I will have the funds for those two even if they ever come available. However, I will never stop trying to have THE ultimate Andrew Shaw collection.
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