What I pulled and my thoughts on the results.
Well....hope everyone is doing well. I've been getting a lot of requests for article posts to a number of sites and while I am flattered I really don't have the time to give to it as noticed in how infrequently I get to my forum blog. My time is pretty much getting eaten up by a number of things I do including community work so it would be a difficult thing to do properly and I would feel awful if I couldn't do it right.
Anyway, on to current items of interest. Cracked our first case
I busted about 8 boxes over the weekend so here I go trying to catch up.
2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 Hobby Box Break was not bad but.......as I said previously I have a habit of pulling Taylor Hall or P.K. Subban cards and the trend continued with the Subban Young Gun.
2 Yzerman Heroes
So.....I crack two boxes of this year's UD series 2 retail product. What a disappointment . First my 12 YG RC's were all commons and not worth pulling. Second and this is the biggie, one box yielded the 6 retro variations as expected but 3 of them were damaged by dual roller ripples from top to bottom right through the card middle. I have contacted Upper Deck about this as those retros are a selling feature for the box especially with such a weak rookie crop. Keep you updated on that.
Well I gave in to the belief that my first box of 10-11 Between The Pipes was just bad luck . Turns out it wasn't. The same result from box number two as my two jersey cards weren't worth mentioning, masks weren't worth mentioning and the other inserts weren't worth mentioning. So we just won't mention it.
The 10-11 SP Authentic product caught me off guard as I hadn't seen anything on it and just assumed it would be the same old thing. Well low and behold the first pack I opened
So I cracked my first box of BTP today. Boy what a disappointment ! It seems that ITG has taken advantage of selling this product out the last few years by giving us some pretty lame cards this year.
My box yielded the expected amount of inserts, jerseys and autos but to say they weren't the greatest would be an under statement. Detailed list follows at the bottom of this post.
I did get 2 emerald and 1 silver mask cards. The 2 emeralds were basically commons and the