Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Compare and Contrast

I was going to spread my Black Friday/Cyber Monday boxes out over the month, but figured that given my post of ugliness on the weekend, I felt it would be fair to post a similar card, also from Panini.
Back to the 12-13 season for this, and the knowledge that at least if there's an expired redemption in this, it will still turn into a card.

There's 7 cards in this, 2 are Dominion, and the other Prime. But that will all be the same in the end compared to a typical Prime hockey release. 2 base cards, 5 hits.
The Dominion base is typical of what you get from similar Panini releases. Silver and a white background.
And your Dominion hit. Just a fraction of prime in there, with a slight bit of stitching visible over the lower corner, and a hint of green below the frame. He played one game for the Wild, and that's it for his NHL experience. He was one of several one-gamers in the 12-13 rookie class.
A current Senator was the base card in the Prime pack.
I guess this is technically a base card as well based on the numbering scheme. Much like Genoway, Foucault was also a one-gamer, but that's still enough for a card.
While I doubt these are from the 2010 Winter Classic, at least one of the photos is.
Even if there's an autograph to go along with it, a manufactured nameplate card shouldn't look better than an actual one. Brown's a rarity for players in the 12-13 rookie class as he's still in the league, now with Minnesota.
Now this is what a nameplate card should look like. No need to use the "ugly" tag on this one. And unless this can turn into a card I really, really want for the PC, what a sure keeper!

4 comments:

  1. You always pull some great stuff..but that Bergy letter is one sick pull!

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  2. That Bergeron is one sweet pull. Congrats! Panini did manage to get some things right. They need to be producing hockey cards again.

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  3. Nice Bergeron card! I've never owned a letter card before. The Panini Prime is a really nice product, not a good year for the rookie crop though.

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  4. Love seeing autographed letters. Gotta see if Panini had any Sharks players sign any.

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