I've got paperwork and cards strewn all over my desk - some dating back a number of months. So tonight I spent some time putting cards away (and I did some scanning at the same time).
I noticed a common theme with a lot of the cards. Pack ripping.
That.....and caving. Bordering on regret and buyer's remorse.
But I so enjoy ripping wrappers. And a little bit every once in a while is ok. As long as I get good stuff inside.
SPOILER: This is not one of those instances.
I was eyeballing some packs of Prizm on the shelf last month at trade night. The shiny silver wrappers got the best of me and I bought five packs.
After hitting a bunch of blanks....I bought a couple more.
I put a stop to things right after that. Ugh.
On with the show!!!
2013/14 Panini Prizm
This is a nice product if you like shiny sets. It's got a look and feel of the ol' Topps Finest products from the mid-90's.
How sad that I can't even remember how much packs cost...but I do know that it's not a low-end product.
There's a 300-card base set to chase with 100 of them rookie cards. There are also colored parallel cards (with limited print runs), some die-cut goodies and autos...albeit stickers. No memorabilia.
Minimal card design elements with aggressive font styles. A thick card stock and that's that.
Player selection is ok. Stamkos and Landeskog were my best base cards pulled.
Very similar look to the regular base cards. I'm already getting bored.
Quarter box it is.
I'm just happy it wasn't Mark Messier. I've already felt the pain of this pack ripping episode enough.
I need to refer to this post the next time I get the urge to open packs.
Who am I kidding....I'll never learn!
Now, back to my desk cleaning (it would go so much quicker if I just attacked it a little differently.....where's my garbage can?)