While it's not the first NHL set each year, for many, the new collecting season doesn't really begin until Series 1 2017-18 Upper Deck Hockey.
Headlined by the famous Young Guns rookie cards, which come in six per box, the hobby format also features several inserts and parallels, as well as a small chance to get extremely limited cards.
Field hockey Series 1 2017-18 Upper Deck Base / Young Guns
Of course, the Series 1 Hockey 2017-18 Upper Deck checklist includes 250 action-packed cards in the main set, 50 of which are Young Guns (1:4 packs) featuring the first live rookie cards for some of the best incoming players. Limited parallels for the base set include the standards: Exclusives (#/100) and High Gloss (#/10). Also included are the Clear Cut PETG parallels, found only in physical hobby formats, at 1:72 packs.