01-08-2013, 01:56 AM #1
UPS Delivery Day from D&A - 4 Contenders plus others - sweet PC hit!
Hey, guys and gals! I'm not one to post my breaks much, but these were such sweet boxes of Contenders that I just had to show them. Bought a bunch from D&A from their end of the year sale, including 4 of the combo deals with the Contenders box, Zenith blaster and Score R/T set for $54 each, one box of SPGU (still horrible even at $110) and some others. PM or post if you see anything you need.
11/12 SPGU. Yes, I should have known better, but I haven't busted a box of this since it first came out in 00/01. I couldn't see it getting much lower than $110, so I decided to scratch the itch! Ugh.
Base: Thomas, Ward, Kovalchuk, Lundqvist, Lemieux, Lecavalier
Gold Base: Roloson 90/100
RC: all /699 Bouma, Erixon, Holmstrom, Horak, Palushaj, Smith-Pelly
Authentic Fabrics: Price, Alfredsson, Getzlaf, Toews, Semin (Silver version 60/100 - not sure why Beckett puts these first in the guide, please enlighten me if I'm missing something)
Rookie Exclusives Auto: Sateri 12/100
07/08 O Canada. Hard to get a really bad box of this and there are some sweet hits - just not this time!
Autos: Sostorics and Torquato
Jersey: Couture (2-color)
plus you always seem to get a complete set from a box! Nicely executed by ITG.
10/11 Score R/T sets - 4 plus one bonus. Thinking about trying to put together the Gold parallel to this set.
Autos: Dalpe, Shattenkirk x2, Cole, Byron
Zenith blasters - 4 total. Essentially free when you get the combo deal, so pretty much whatever you get is a bonus in my mind.
RC: Mursak, Pielmeier
Red Hot: Iginla
Crease is the Word: Lehtonen
EPIX Materials: Ryan O'Reilly 69/100, Tomas Tatar 48/100
Mosaics: Devils (dinged corner, grrr)
Rookie Roll Call Materials: Ennis
Winter Warriors Materials: Regin
09/10 OPC. I always snag a box of this since I am working on the Retro set, but this one had no auto or memorabilia cards. McElhinney Blank Back.
12/13 OPC. I've been lucky so far, but this time came up empty - no auto or logo patch. Priced right, though!
Four boxes of Contenders, which have now officially become my favorite product of 11/12!
In order of worst to best:
/999: Kopitar, Messier, Nilsson
NHL Ink: Hartikainen
RC Auto /800: Erixon
JVR Auto Patch 57/100
/999: Letang, Stamkos, Bouma, Thang
NHL Ink: Moore
RC Auto /800: Diaz and Landeskog (!)
Calder Contenders Silver David Ullstrom 82/100
/999: Duchene, Malkin, Ekholm
NHL Ink: Eakin (geez, how many of these did he sign?)
RC Auto /800: Nemisz (redemption)
And this little beauty:
Normally that would be the highlight of any break, except for the beautiful PC hit below:
/999: Luongo, Joseph, Vandevelde
NHL Ink: Clutterbuck (yeesh!)
RC Auto /800: Klingberg
And holy moley I did a little happy dance when I saw this:
In all my years of pack-busting, that's actually the first Sakic auto I've hand-pulled AND if you look closely, it's his jersey number 19/100! I wish they'd put a better patch on it, but to me it's still perfect!
Thanks for looking, everyone, and lmk how you think I did!
PaulLF these ITG Decades 1980's Autos: Mario Lemieux SP, Mark Messier EDM SP, Mark Messier CAN SP, Patrick Roy SP, Vladislav Tretiak SP. Also may need Quads, Golds or other low print runs; need Lindbergh Decades Trophy Winner Black. PC includes Sakic, Vaive, Salming, Lafleur, Shutt and anyone named Stastny except Yan. Also buying Tokarski rookie year cards if priced right.
01-08-2013, 02:04 AM #2
I pulled the Landeskog the other week and danced. If I would have gotten the Sakic as well, I would have done a backflip. Are you kidding me? #19/100? Awesome to see. Congrats.Main PC: Collect Colorado Avalanche players Duchene, Stastny, Landeskog, Sakic, Roy
Minor PC: Marty Turco high end cards
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01-08-2013, 10:11 AM #3
Congrats on an awesome break! You did very well. I also got one of those combo packs from D&A (Score R&T, Zenith blaster, Contenders) and found it would be a lot of fun and good value for the money.
01-08-2013, 04:22 PM #4
sick booklet hit! and nice sakic, always sweet to pull an awesome PC item let alone jersey numbered!!
if the Hartikainen is FT shoot me a PM :)Collecting Toronto Maple Leafs Forever Rivals Base and Inserts!
Need Base: 54, 65, 74, 75, 82, 86, 99
Inserts: Double Agents - Lorne Chabot, Playoff Matchups - McCool/Richard
01-08-2013, 04:28 PM #5
that plain white patch actually looks nice on that card, they've definitely done a good job with the contenders patch autos
01-08-2013, 05:36 PM #6
I have a few Sakic cards available if you need them for your pcHidden Content
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01-08-2013, 09:30 PM #7
I loved conteders so much I opened a case of it. Its awsome bang for your buck and many packs of fun! Best product od 11-12 by far IMOBucket: Hidden Content
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01-09-2013, 04:14 AM #8
LF these ITG Decades 1980's Autos: Mario Lemieux SP, Mark Messier EDM SP, Mark Messier CAN SP, Patrick Roy SP, Vladislav Tretiak SP. Also may need Quads, Golds or other low print runs; need Lindbergh Decades Trophy Winner Black. PC includes Sakic, Vaive, Salming, Lafleur, Shutt and anyone named Stastny except Yan. Also buying Tokarski rookie year cards if priced right.
01-09-2013, 12:29 PM #9
Awesome stuff there! You did great. That Sp game Used box was brutal though. I can't help opening them every so often though.Hidden Content
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01-09-2013, 02:24 PM #10
Yeah, I really did know better, after seeing awful break after awful break here and on Youtube, but SPGU has always had a special place in my heart after I busted sooooo much of it in 2000/01. Every year I want to open some and every year I hold back. That crappy break oughtta hold me for another 5-6 years at least!