Random Review: 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey

A fun $30 break with 4 hits.

Reminder: yes, today is Friday but this post was done earlier in the week. Twitter followers occasionally get an early preview. While I want followers, my reason for this is to give a post room to organically find its way and breathe.

Going to save the Enstrom city lights card because the Atlanta Thrashers didn’t last long but were one of those teams that I always liked. There won’t be any Atlanta hockey city lights card any time soon.

The pulls were nothing special but I bought this box because I love the Pinnacle inserts. Also I was chasing any City Lights relics which the box gave me. Overall a solid product for the price. It is a shame that it essentially has no current market value. Have I found a hockey hobby box rip that I don’t like? I could open hockey products all day. And hey I can say that I pulled an Orr autograph, too bad it is Colton Orr.

Random Review: 2004 Pacific Heads Up Sweater Edition

As a low budget collector, the best way to find value is in the fun of aspect of the hobby. As I was perusing Steel City Collectibles clearance bin, I came across a product that looked so fun that I couldn’t pass it up. I bring you my Random Review of ‘2004 Pacific Heads Up Sweater Edition.’

I was drawn in for a few reasons. The biggest is that the sweater included looked awesome and I looked forward to displaying it. The other is the fact that it included Dustin Brown and Marc-Andre Fleury rookies. Dustin Brown, eh? Well, as someone living in Los Angeles, he captained our two Stanley Cup teams. He is also my favorite player because of his grit. He is not the best player in the world but he is a bridge from the old time hockey to the new speed game.

As I have been doing for a lot of my Random Reviews, you can find them on Twitter if you follow me.

In this batch, the Jokinen and Lombardi were numbered. All 3 numbered cards were to 250 or 299.

I had all the Tweets written out and sent on my phone but I think that I bugged out the application on my phone from all of the Tweets so I had to do the last one there. It made no difference to me as it was the end of the box since I pulled the two jersey cards and only had the big sweater to pull.

I may have been chasing Fleury’s but this Yzerman was a pleasant surprise. He is the architect of Tampa Bay’s current roster. Detroit is one of my secret favorite teams as my mom is from there and she told me stories of going on dates to see Red Wings games.

I will be real at $30, this product is probably overpriced. Like I said, I do not chase value. I bought this for fun. The fun grade on this was out of the park. 90% of these cards are PC cards.