I like Crown Royale, always have. This years hockey offering is no different.
Crown Royale is cool in the same way rhinestones and gold lamay are cool. It is so over the top and so gaudy that it comes back around to cool.
Hockey has the standrad 4 packs per box, one hit per pack breakdown we have come to know and love.
The base cards look good and sell pretty well on ebay as far as base cards go.
The base cards are great for team and player collectors. It’s a way to add something over the top and cool on a budget. The crown looks good and I like the curtain detail in the background. One complaint is they didn’t use the team colors in the design as much as in the past. I do like the team color used on the curtain but think a little more woul have been cool.
The last base varient is what I would consider to be the best card of the box.
The silver crown and black and white photo gives the card a classic look. Bobby was a beast and a cool get. For some reason 1957-1980 seems like it should be more than 23 years.
The card back states that the golden Jet was rumored to have a 120mph slap shot, day-um thats fast.
The box was surprisingly light on inserts, just two.
The second and last insert looks great.
It’s funny how in a set based on die-cutting a regular old card can look special. All the elements of the card really add up to an attractive presentation. The fact it’s my man Skinner only makes it better.
The hits were cool enough.
I think a little die-cutting would have added a lot to these guys.
I could have gone with a little more flash on the inserts and relics, but all and all Crown Royale met my expectations.