Today one of my Danish brothers joined me as we opened up a soccer product.
The box did not give anything close to a full set. Most people are not buying this product for a set though. For a $30 autograph chase, you could do a lot worse. I personally feel that soccer, especially European products are an underappreciated market. You could easy stumble into some big names at a low cost box here.
I had no idea that they made retail packs of these until I saw them on the Walmart website. I had to take a flyer on it.
3 packs inside. This is a pack by pack breakdown.
Look mom, I got a hit.
I was surprised not to see any of these on YouTube and wanted to put it out there because I was curious myself. Parkhurst is my personal favorite hockey release of last season. I actually put together two of the insert sets from the product and am considering doing a ‘View From the Ice’ set for myself.
If you aren’t familiar with Loot Locker, you get 3 hobby packs of your chosen sport for the price of a blaster. In the back of my mind, I told myself that I wanted to grab a pack of Artifacts before they dried up. When the lineup of packs was released and I saw Artifacts I jumped.
I have horrible luck with the Loot Locker and the streak continued.
WalMart has its own version of the National Baseball Card day packs. I pickes this up so I could scratch my itch for Bowman Platinum. These were sold out at my WalMart but I did see a display for them. I didn’t hit anything super great so I am going to let the pictures do the talking. I had to order this fronm WalMart.com for $12.98.
Don’t worry, I don’t have the time to send out a ton of messages.
About a month ago, Walmart.com restocked their random hockey packs and I grabbed one figuring the fun grade was worth the $20.
Here is the pack breakdown:
7 – 1997-98 Leaf
5 – 1997-98 Pinnacle Hossa, Marleau rookies
3 – 2007-08 Fleer Ultra Price, Kane rookies
9 – 2006-07 Victory Malkin, Kopitar, Kessel rookies
6 – Pinnacle Mint
7 – 1991 Score Series 1 Weight, Hasek
6 – 1991-92 Series 1 Pro Set Weight, Hasek
4 – 1990-91 Series 2 Pro Set Jagr, Fedorov
4 – 1990 Pro Set
Here is some of the notable items that I pulled from it:
Coins: Daniel Alfredsson, Saku Koivu, Paul Coffey, Chris Osgood, Jeremy Roenick
Leaf: Banner Season Teemu Selanne , numbered to 3500
Joe Thornton Pinnacle rookie, not treated as his rookie by collectors but the card says rookie; also got a Chris Phillips rookie from that set
Ovechkin Fleer Ultra gold
Sergei Fedorov Pro Set rookie
Victory yielded a Matt Carle rookie, Ryan Miller Next in Line, and Daniel Alfredsson Game Breakers
Quebec Nordiques Team Facts from Pro Set
2 Wayne Gretzky cards
As a collector it was a fun trip down memory lane. My teams have evolved but I was reminded just how much I loved watching the Ottawa Senators growing up. The Daniel Alfredsson coin was something that I would have bought on my own as a collector. If I pulled the Wayne Gretzky cards when the set came out, I would have been over the moon.
If I opened the packs when they came out, I would have done amazing. As a result, I can’t complain. However this is modern collecting and this was full of junk packs. I got exactly what I paid for.
This was a $100 bucks. I grabbed it because ‘First Off the Line’ was a collecting bucket list item.
2 Garrett Hampson autos with 1 being a redemption and a David Fletcher auto. Stephen Gonsalves Rated Rookie numbered to 7. I wasn’t expecting 3 huge names but this is a major bust. Major is an understatement. At a little more than $4.15 a card, I doubt that I can get that for the cards above. Plus, I got a redemption, what a joke.
The cards below are all numbered to 99. I am not sure if each color has 150 cards or if the spread it out and certain card numbers go to a certain color. Regardless, not my cup of tea.
I am so pissed off. More at myself than at Panini. I am not in position to spend a $100 bucks and I certainly feel like my FOTL premium was lacking. I was saving this to open for when I needed a smile, instead I find myself more pissed. Now if you will excuse me, I am going to go slam my head through a wall.
I grabbed this from WalMart.com for $10, basically so I could ship something else and not pay shipping. I price difference was that I could pay shipping and get that item or I could not pay shipping. That, and I was also curious about the camo parallels.
Pack 1 only yielded a Casey Mize insert.
Pack 2 felt like it has 2 packs worth of inserts and chrome in it. It certainly had double the first pack.
I was very disappointed at how ugly the ‘camo’ inserts were. They aren’t camo, they are dark green.