We have a stretch until the next NHL season, to hold us over Panini offers up Rookie Anthology. A retrospective of the year that was…rookie style.
The set has a base component with it’s owen relics and rookie auto relics and then sprinkled in a nice assortment of rookies from this past years releases.
The base design is solid. Nice use of team colors and gold embossing.
I have one small beef, I do’t like veteran base cards that have a set name that includes “rookie” on it. I am not sure why, I just don’t. That a personal thing so don’t hold it against this set.
I believe some of the bigger name dudes are on card.
I am not sure the source of these cards. Are they old replacements panini had, or were the specifically made for this set? Does anyone know?
The star of this product is the little one card bonus box topper pack.
It promises an auto or patch.
I did pretty well.
But wait a minute…
…wait another minute…
Mr. UMD himself none the less.
I e-mailed Tracy at Panini and it seems I got a fluke pack with 2 extra hits.
Even with just one of these, any of the three, this is a solid box. The 2 bonus make it over the moon sweet.
The bonus packs I have seen have offered up some sweet hits, so if you are so inclined give it a shot.