And while it was not the spectacular pack ripping session I was hoping it would be, it was still fun to rip open some packs.
There are 4 cards to a pack and 10 packs in a box of Artifacts. Inside a box is three memorabilia hits and an auto. Add to that a fresh crop of rookies and parallels galore and this can be a quick boom or bust.
I ended up with 29 base cards (in a set of 100 cards) meaning you'd need 4 boxes to complete a set. That is of course if you didn't hit too many doubles.
I suggest pilfer some from a friend.
Iginla is a solid pickup - especially here in Calgary. I like it.
Redemption. I don't know who the Flyers guy might be, but I'll be anticipating this arrival in the mail...once I figure out Upper Deck's redemption process.
I've picked up many dollar autos from previous years and am quite confident that this Timonen sig will fall right into line.
Thanks for the scribble Kimmo!
Hopefully I can put these in the trade box and they can help me land a new pc card.
Now on to the true hit of the box. The 'thickie' as the hobbyists like to call it.
I knew right away when I saw the white edge that it was not a decoy card. And the slow reveal was supposed to be just like a band-aid. It wasn't supposed to hurt.
note: it has been brought to my attention that it's not Mike....but Matt Moulson. I knew that, but just had a brain cramp.
In all honesty, I can't be too disappointed about this pull. For every Crosby, Malkin and Stamkos in the set, there's a Moulson staring you in the face. Sometimes the odds just aren't in your favour.
Was it a great break? Not really. But I can't say that it's a terrible product because of it. If my patch would have been a Gretzky or a Linden then yes, it would have been spectacular, but the product isn't terrible because of what's pulled out of a single 10-card box.
I'm sure the box underneath it is filled to the brim with hits.
(I knew I should have picked that one)