I have always though of Upper Deck as a quality brand and was pretty excited to break some, and with a trip to the big city, I stopped in at the LCS and picked up a box.
The "base set" is broken down into three groups, 1-100 being all offensive players, 101-150 being defensive players shortprinted to one per pack, and 151-180 being Star Rookies falling at 1 every 4 packs. Also included are autographs (1:192 packs), Relics and a few other inserts.
With only 9 teams in which to pull 99 offensive players we get kickers, it has been a long time since I got a base card of a kicker, or botteur de precision. And yes, you are reading that right, the Toronto kicker's first name is Swayze. According to wikipedia he was named after his Grandmothers maiden name, but all I can think of is "Roadhouse"
My one box totals ended up like this,
Base cards: 99 out 100 (I think the blank back card took the spot of my missing base card as there was another OPC Retro in that pack.)
Defense SP: 24
OPC Retro: 8
OPC Retro Blank Back: 1
To summarize and review, I really had fun with this box, the photography is good and the cards are quality. I haven't actually bought anything CFL since a box of Extreme in 2007, which was a factory set sold in pack form (20 packs, 5 cards per, 100 cards set, no inserts, just a base set in pack form) so it was fun to pull short prints and relics. As someone who prefers autos to relics I would have like to have seen the auto checklist bigger than 6 cards and maybe one per box, but for Upper Deck first attempt at CFL cards it was pretty good.