A recent post over at My Hockey Card Obsession about digital cards is part of the reason I'm writing this post today. Digital cards are something that I never really gave much thought about until reading that and seeing posts about Upper Deck e-Packs on Twitter.
I went ahead and signed up for the e-Pack site and am not completely sure what to think of it just yet. They let you open one free pack of cards each day, so that's cool, but what does it really get me? From what I can tell so far, I have to collect ten digital copies of any given base card before I can 'combine' them and redeem them for an actual physical card.
After signing up I went ahead and 'opened' my first free pack of cards. It had three base cards in it including Zemgus Gergensons, Cody Ceci and Lars Eller. Once you receive the cards they end up stored in 'My Collection" on the website. Its nice because you get to see a front and back scan of each card in your collection.
In addition to the free packs, you can purchase digital packs, boxes, and cases of UD Series 1 and MVP. Since I'm still not completely sure how I feel about this whole digital card thing, I'm going to hold off on actually spending money on these 'cards' for now. I think its a really neat idea and works well with how technology driven everything is nowadays, however there is just something a little off about not getting to hold the cards in your own hands.
What do you think about the e-Packs from Upper Deck? Have you tried them out yet?