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The NHL All-Star Game is this weekend in Nashville and Upper Deck will be in town for NHL Fan Fair. Steve Layman of WTVF Newschannel 5 in Nashville talked with Upper Decks President, Jason Masherah on his show SportsLine, discussing the Fan Fair event, the hobby today but also a “Major” announcement that Upper Deck will be making on Thursday (28th). To watch the interview click here¬† The talk about “The Announcement” starts¬†at the 11 min mark.

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Below is what was a year long project, not a lot of money was put into it, but will have some fun ripping these 50 packs on Thursday. I haven’t decided yet if this will continue next year or not, but¬†here’s a list of some of what was pulled.

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What is Operations Open-A-Pack? Well it goes back to a few years ago, a fellow collector would not open any thing he bought from November till Christmas, and then he would open it all on Christmas Day. This would include Ebay buys, Blasters, and Hobby boxes, including a annual trip to the November Sun-Time Show. In one way a great idea tons of pack to rip open, right? But I could never walk out of that Sun-Time Show boxes, yes boxes in hand not to open anything for a month, no way no how. So I’m taking his idea and putting a spin on it. Starting back on January 1st, almost every box – blaster and hobby box that I open, I’m putting 1 pack aside and will open¬†all the packs on Christmas. Below is the list of what the box holds.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX –¬†50 packs

3¬†¬†¬†¬†2013 Topps Chrome Football – Knile Davis (Refractor RC), Andrew Luck, Manti Te’o (XFractor RC)

1     2012-13 Elite Basketball РTim Duncan, Jeremy Lin (Craftsmen),

3     2013 Cooperstown Baseball РTony Gwynn (Disc),

4    2013 Archives Baseball РCarlton Fisk (All Star), Yu Darvish, Paul Molitor (All-Star), Dwight Gooden (Gold 85/199)

1     2013-14 Prizm Basketball РChris Mullin

1     2014 Topps Baseball РYasiel Puig, Buster Posey (Blue)

3     2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball РAnthony Davis (The Naturals), LeBron James (Position Powers),

1     2013 Topps Magic Football РJoe Greene, Bo Jackson

1     2014 UD SP Golf РMike Weir, Jack Nicklaus

1     2012 Topps Baseball РRandy wells (GOLD)

2     2014 Topps Heritage РMike Trout

2     2014 Bowman Baseball РBryce Harper

1     2013 Topps Archives Football РTom Brady

1     2014 Prizm Baseball РEvan Longoria, Jedd Gyorko (Prizm), Reymond Fuentes (RC)

1     2013 Topps Chrome Baseball РMiguel Cabrera, Eury Perez (RC)

1     2014 Score Football РSammy Watkins (RC)

1     2014 Allen & Ginter РCal Ripken Jr, Yu Darvish (Pastimes)

1     2014 Goodwin Champions РDan Marino,

1     2014 Rookie & Stars Football РRobert Griffin III, Jerick McKinnon (RC), Jadeveon Clowney (RC)

2     2014 Topps Prime Football РAndrew Luck, Jeremy Hill (Blue RC)

1     2014 Bowman Football РKenny Stills (Diecut)

2     2013-14 Prizm Hockey РSean Collins (RC)

1     2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey РDuncan Keith

1     2014-15 Prestige Basketball РJoel Embiid (Red Bonus Shots 61/199)Gordon Hayward (Franchise Favorites)

1     2014 Topps Valor Football РMarcus Allen, Bishop Sankey (RC)

1     2014-15 NBA Hoops РKelly Olynyk (RC Remembrance Jersey), Magic Johnson (Fast Lane)

1     2014 Topps Update Baseball РMasahiro Tanaka (Power Players)

1     2012 SP Golf РBill Haas (Rookie)

1     2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey РTaylor Hall / Tandems west (Foundation)

1     2012 Score Football РJay Cutler

2     2013 Prizm Football РQuinton Patton (RC)

2     2012 Prestige Football РLions Connections, Saints Connections, Nick Toon (RC)

1     2011 Prestige Football РDexter McCluster (Rookie Review), Andy Dalton (RC)

1     2013 Strata Football РDeAndre Hopkins (RC)

1     2013 Topps Platinum Football РReggie Wayne, Justin Hunter (RC Chrome)

Ball xmasWhat is Operations Open-A-Pack? Well it goes back to a few years ago, a fellow collector would not open any thing he bought from November till Christmas, and then he would open it all on Christmas Day. This would include Ebay buys, Blasters, and Hobby boxes, including an annual trip to the November Sun-Time Show. In one way a great idea tons of pack to rip open, right? But I could never walk out of that Sun-Time Show boxes, yes boxes in hand not to open anything for a month, no way no how. So I’m taking his idea and putting a spin on it. Starting back on January 1st, every box – blaster and hobby box that I open, I’m putting 1 pack aside and will open¬†all the packs on Christmas. It’ll be interesting to see how many packs I end up with. Feel free to follow Operations Open-A-Pack by clicking here.¬† Also drop us a message if anyone else does anything like this, we’d be interested in hearing your way.

2010-11 Upper Deck Hockey – Hobby

24 Packs – 8 cards per pack

Pack 1

Jarkko Ruutu, Tuomo Ruutu, Lout Eriksson, Marc-Edwards Vlasic, Jarome Iginla, Daniel Cirardi, Flyers Checklist, Tuukka Rask (20th Anniv)

Pack 2

Stephen Weiss, Patrik Berglund, Niklas Backstrom, Drew Doughty, Mattias Ohlund, Daniel Alfredsson, Steven Stamkos P.K. Subban (Young Gun)

Pack 3

Blackhawks Checklist, Ryan Callahan, Mark Ciordano, Mike Green, Patrice Bergeron, Sidney Crosby, Jaroslav Spacek, Hockey Heroes Card

Pack 4

Michal Handzus, Ryan O’Reilly, Trent Hunter. Brad Stuart, Nicklas Backstrom, Kyle Brodziak, Dwayne Roloson, Cody Almond (Young Gun)

Pack 5

Bobby Ryan, Jonathan Ericsson, Rich Peverley, AJ Umberger, Henrik Sedin, Dave Bolland, Andrew Brunette, Michael Ryder

Pack 6

Brad Boyes, Martin Erat, Erik Cole, Gilbert Brule, Dan Boyle, Zach Parise, Matt Duchene, Steve Yzerman (Hockey Heroes)

Pack 7

Jean-Scbastien Ciguere, Ryan Kesler, Antoine Vermette, David Krejci, Darren Helm, Brandon Morrow, Scott Upshall, Marian Hossa

Pack 8

Pekka Rinne, Radim Vrbata, Henrik Zetterberg, Curtis Glencross, Wojtek Wolski, Jeff Deslauriers, Steve Downie, Andrew Cogliano (20th Anniv)

Pack 9

Martin St. Louis, Milan Lucic, Phil Kessel, Dainius Zubrus, Cotton Orr, Cuillaume Latendresse, Jonathan Toews, Erik Johnson

Pack 10

Cam Ward Joni Pitkanen, Mason Raymond, JP Dumont, Dustin Penner, Brent Burns, Brandon Dubinsky, David Backes (20th Anniv)

Pack 11

Matt Niskanen, Martin Brodeur, Brad Richardson, Alexandre Burrows, Tomas Fleischmann, Tom Pyatt, Chris Stewart, andres Lindback (Young Guns – 20th Anniv)

Pack 12

Marc Staal, Ryan Malone, Brooks Laich, Nik Antropov, Jonathan Quick, Matt Moulson, John Tavares,Ryan Miller

Pack 13

Joel Ward, Rob Scuderi, John Mitchell, Scmyon Varlamov, Ville Leino, Ray Emery (Game Used Jersey)

Pack 14

Llya Bryzgalov, Ryan Whitney, Martin Hanzal, Michal Rozsival, Corey Perry, Troy Brouwer, Mike Cammalleri, Kyle Clifford (Young Gun)

Pack 15

Niklas Hagman, Stephane Veilleux, Jay Bouwmeester, Brian Elliott, Cory Stillman, Drew Stafford (Game Used Jersey)

Pack 16

Nick Johnson (Young Guns), Ryane Clowe, Andy McDonald, Chris Butler, Ron Hainsey, Tuukka Rask, Brian Cionta, Stephane Robidas

Pack 17

Chad LaRose, Lubomir Visnovsky, Duncan Keith, Daniel Paille, Rick Nash, Mikael Samuelsson, Johan Franzen, Nick Bonino (Young Guns)

Pack 18

Joe Pavelski, Mike Richards, Brian Campbell, Bryan Little, Alex Coligoski, Evander Kane, Vernon Fiddler, Jarome Iginla (All-World)

Pack 19

Nazem Kadri (Young Gun), Tim Connolly, Blake Comeau, Bryan McCabe, Martin Caborik, Kristian Huselius, Brad Richards, David Clarkson

Pack 20

Francois Beauchemin, Scott Hartnell, Martin Havlat, Jordan Staal, Tobias Enstrum, Sergei Samsonov, Dion Phaneuf, Marco Sturm

Pack 21

Fedor Tyutin, Brian Boucher, Derek Morris, Cody McLeod, David Backes, Jusst Jokinen, Kris Russell, Niclas Bergfors

Pack 22

Tyler Kennedy, Erik Karlsson, Nick Schultz, Matt Carle, Valtteri Filppula, Dustin Brown, Jay McClement, Mark Streit (20th Anniv)

Pack 23

Mike Fisher, Hal Gill, Carey Price, Cal Clutterbuck, Anze Kopitar (All-World), Jamie Langenbrunner, Shea Weber, Steve Sullivan

Pack 24

Craig Anderson, Jaime Brown, Jason Blake, Matt Carle (20th Anniv), Sami Salo, George Parros, Michael Frolik, Jochen Hecht