I already have two posts about this box, so needless to say it was memorable.
The true starts of this box are the base cards, or more specifically the photos on the base cards. As such I am gonna flip it, flip it for real, and start with the hits and work backwards.
The top hit was the Alyssa Milano fans of the game auto redemption. The Fans of the game set features cards of the three dudes that player the Hanson Brothers in Slap Shot. Pretty badass.
There area number of relic sets.
A decent design for a simple relic card. I am not sure what’s up with the weird cloud thing on the top hald, but i like it. I guess it’s a nighttime sky to go with the game night theme.
There is a Pinnacle Black set. The cards are case hits, so pretty rare. And wouldn’t you know I ulled one.
A nice design and or one of the greats. These sell very well on the secondary market. Roy is about a $30 card on ebay, guys like Crosby are closer to $75. a nice little chase.
When I pulled this guy I would have guessed it was a case hit.
The painted look of the acrd reminded me of the old Team Pinnacle inserts.
I like canvas cards, they always feel fancy.
If anyone has Justin Faulk’s Pinnacle rookie let me know.
OK, on to the base cards.
This is a solid base design. When opening the packs I wasn’t sure I liked them. The names are small and hard to see. As I went back through a few times they grew on me. I like the sweeping detail.
The design is good but the photos are what makes this something special.
Typically I drop a handful of cards at most. There are too many good great shots so here is a mess of scans.
I know it wasn’t intentional but you have to wonder if this card shows the Crosby we should get used to seeing. Concussions are a bitch.
I am not sure which one of the guys in the top left is the subject of the card. The top left card is a great shot of an armpit punch if there ever was one.
Phil’s card looks awesome, a great shot.
I love that you can see the team logos on the pucks on two cards up top.
That brings up a point. The backs of these cards feature a write up about the picture on the front. A great touch.
This set is a MUST for any hockey fan. It is a super duper fun break and some really awesome cards. It’s a set that really loves the game.
At only about $50 box it is a steal. I could say something like “Panini shoots ans scores!” But that would be lame so I won’t.