Might as well strike while the iron is hot!
I was finishing up my Christmas shopping in Albany yesterday. As is the usual case when I’m in Albany, I found myself at Target. Out of the big box stores, Target is my favorite. Not only do they have the best selection of toys, they also have a pretty decent selection of trading cards as well.
Which brings us to today’s post.
Just as you’d suspect, there’s a lot less of a selection compared to the other “major 4 sports”. It’s almost a miracle we have any hockey cards at all, with this b.s. lockout that’s been plaguing us.
But were here to talk about cards.
At 99 cents a pack, these were by far, the least expensive option. I knew what I was in for, having bought a blaster of last year’s offering. They are reminiscent of the 1990 set, just glossier, with a better color scheme.
Unlike last time, I scanned them from left to right, in the order that they were pulled. I like the Stanley Cup Champions logo on the Willie Mitchell card. It something small, but it makes a otherwise common card a lot cooler. I also got a “Season Highlight” card of Luke Adam. Who, before I pulled this card, have never heard of. I also got a “Hot Rookie” J.T. Brown, whose “Young Guns” card I pulled in my last pack rip. Rounding out the pack, is a “Goldrush” parallel of Cody Eakin. I believe the “Goldrush” cards are inserted at 1 per pack.
With the second pack, it was more of the same. No real star power, or inserts. I don’t think the “Hot Rookies” are in every pack, so that’s a plus(if they are in every pack, I take that back). It’s Jordan Nolan, who I have not heard of. But who knows, he may turn out to be awesome. The “Goldrush” parallel is of Erik Gudbranson.
Update : From what I’ve read, the “Hot Rookies” odds are 1:2
I can’t say anything bad about these. They call back to one of the first sets I started collecting, and at 99cents, I think they’re a great value. It’s nice to see that kids aren’t priced out of every set. 😉