Thursday, 9 July 2020

2020 Adventures in Repacks: Part 26.2 - Hockey Cubism

2007 Going for the Gold - Marc Andre Fleury - The first post's first card was a patriotic entry. Here's another one.
2009 SPX - Henrik Lundqvist - A mask binder card.
2001 Between The Pipes - Mike Noronen - And another.
1997 UD - Kevin Hatcher
1993 Parkhurst-  James Patrick
1990 Bowman - Jimmy Carson
1993 UD - Frank Pietrangelo
1991 UD - Jim Hrivnak
1994 Leaf - Mike Stapleton
1997 SPA - Mike Johnson - Shininess! Or at least Foiliness.
1991 UD - Brian Leetch
1990 Score - Peter Stastny
1993 Pinnacle - Joe Nieuwendyk
1993 UD - Mario Lemieux
2016 Parkhurst-  Milan Luciic
1990 Score - Guy Carbonneau
1990 Pro Set - John Tucker - Rangers alum!
1990 Premier - Jiri Latal
2017 Ice - Nail Yakupov - Acetateness as a career on this continent wound down.
2016 Parkhurst - Cal Clutterbuck
2017 UD - Tyson Barrie
2019 UD - Taylor Hall - The most recent card in this repack.
2010 UD - Stephane Robidas
1990 7th Inning Sketch - Steven Rice - A more obvious Kitchener Rangers alum.
2018 SPA Red - Connor Hellebuyck
2018 UD - Henrik Zetterberg
1991 UD - Dave McLwain
2007 MVP - Tyler Arnason
1990 UD - Brian Bellows - One more!
2012 Score - Brad Richards
2015 UD - Marco Scandella
2007 Hot Prospects - Jaromir Jagr - Jagr cards without a flowing mullet visible seem wrong.
1991 UD - Trevor Linden
1990 Bowman - Mathieu Schneider
1995 Score - Garry Galley
2003 Quest for the Cup - Curtis Joseph
2004 ITG Franchises - Dennis Potvin - Much like 1993 Leaf, I feel like I have to highlight any appearance from this set.
1991 UD - Sheldon Kennedy
1993 Classic - Dimitri Yushkevich
1990 Score - Lou Franceschetti
1993 Parkhurst - Robert Burakovsky - Sens content!
2004 H&P - Doug O'Brien
2007 MVP - Chris Phillips - Almost back-to-back!
2018 SPA - Marcel Dionne
1993 Parkhurst - Shawn Burr - The fourth alum in this portion.
1990 Bowman - Tony Tanti
1993 Leaf - Martin Gelinas - Scanning the back.
2005 Rookie Update - Milan Hejduk - 2/14 appearance!
1998 Pacific - Mike Sillinger
1990 Score - Craig Janney
1993 Stad. Club - Paul Ysebaert
1990 Score - Craig Ludwig
2004 Franchises - Dit Clapper - Another Franchises card, with Clapper being more obscure of a player in terms of cardboard appearances. Easily my favourite in this portion.
1999 Stad. Club - Adam Deadmarsh
1992 Ultra - Brian Mullen
1990 Bowman - Glenn Anderson
1990 Score - Tony Tanti
1992 Stad. Club - Ken Baumgartner
1990 Score - Greg Paslawski
1990 Topps - Mike Modano
1994 Classic - Jeff O'Neill
1992 Classic - Curtis Bowen
2015 UD - Jaroslav Halak
2003 ITG Action - Tim Gleason
2013 Showcase - Larry Robinson - #5.
2018 UD - Jason Demers
1990 Bowman - Tony Hrkac
1990 Score - Dan Quinn
1991 Parkhurst - Brad McRimmon
1993 Pinnacle - Rob Zamuner
1991 OPC - Sabres Team

2007 MVP - Barrett Jackman - And that's that.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

2020 Adventures in Repacks: Part 26.1 - Hockey Cubism

This is the final repack from my latest "Straight from the Source" binge. As usual for these 250-ish card cubes, I'm breaking this into about 4 piles of about the same height.
2013 UD - Lars Eller - First up, here's Lars standing on guard for thee. The white jersey indicates a road game,  but the jerseys in the audience indicate the Habs fans travel well.
2015 UD - Alex Goligoski
2005 Ice - Alex Frolov
2016 Parkhurst - Brandon Saad
1990 UD - Al Iafrate
1993 Leaf - Curtis Leschyshyn - Gotta scan the back of a 1993 Leaf card.
1993 Score - Scott Thomas
1994 Pinnacle - Martin Gelinas
2016 UD - Jacob Trouba
2007 Heroes & Prospects - Josh Godfrey - This was the only major release card of Godfrey's hockey career. Why'd I scan the back instead of the front? Good question!
1991 UD - Grant Fuhr - A great photo from UD's early releases.
1990 Score - Mark Messier
1990 Pro Set - Geoff Courtnall
1993 Donruss - Murray Craven

1995 Be A Player - Gino Odjick - A subset that features tough guys. This theme still makes appearances in sets, such as Super Colossal back in 16-17.
1990 Score - Larry Robinson - Rangers alum! And somehow, not a dupe!
1994 Pinnacle - Cliff Ronning
1992 UD - Garry Valk
1993 Premier - Bob Sweeney
2011 Rookie Anthology - Jason Spezza  The first Sens card in the cube.
1998 UD Gold - Chris Osgood
2009 Artifacts - Ryan Kesler
2005 Parkhurst - Slava Kozlov - Some mercifully forgotten jerseys.
2018 SPA - Nathan MacKinnon
1990 Bowman - Rejean Lemelin
2016 UD - Kyle Clifford
1991 Pro Set - Dave Capuano
1991 Parkhurst- Brian Lawton
1993 UD - Derek Plante
1993 Leaf - Tomas Sandstrom - More '93 Leaf.
1994 Pinnacle - Scott Niedermayer
1993 Parkhurst - Troy Loney
1994 Leaf - Uwe Krupp - While these were not as great as the previous year, I also like these backs.
1993 Leaf - Frank Musil - Speaking of...
1994 UD - Jassen Cullimore
2007 MVP - Brian Campbell
1990 UD - Mark Osborne
2000 Be A Player - Tyler Wright
1991 OPC - Mark Janssens
1995 Donruss - Ken Wregget
2016 UD - Henrik Lundqvist
2018 UD - Ondrej Palat
2015 UD - Matthew Dumba
1992 UD - Ralph Barahona - The obligatory player that I had no memories of aside from cards.
2009 UD - Tomas Kaberle - A nicely cropped photo with the puck slipping past the goaltender just visible at the bottom.
1990 Bowman - Dave Gagner
1993 UD - Roman Oksiuta
2017 MVP - John Gibson - Another Rangers alum.
2005 ICE - Paul Kariya
1991 UD - Mike Bullard
1990 UD - Danton Cole
1994 Pinnacle - Petr Klima
1990 Pro Set - Tim Hunter - While not as great as his 1991 UD card, this is still a memorable nose photo.
1990 UD - Steve Larmer
1992 Topps - Stephane Quintal
1995 Score - Dale Hunter - Yet another alum.
2018 Trilogy - Filip Forsberg - My first hit of the repack.
2009 UD - Bruno Gervais
2015 SPA - Tyler Seguin
1992 UD - CJ Young
1990 Pro Set - John Tanner
1990 UD - Joe Sakic
1991 Score - Kirk Muller
1990 Pro Set - Dave Lowry - It is a dupe, but I'll highlight a 2/14 guy's appearance.
2008 OPC - Kyle Brodziak
2008 Ice - Ryan Getzlaf
2016 UD Portraits - Chris Bigras - Ending on one of those perpetually boring Portraits inserts.

And there's a 1/4 cube.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Group Break Miscellany - Part 2

Today, it is the randomness from Columbus and New Jersey.
This one is bound for my Kitchener Rangers alumni collection. He may have only spent part of a season with the club, but he still counts. This card from Limited is /199.
The team has a decent number of rookies in the current season, with several players being all over the releases. Emil Bemstrom is one, found in the perpetually dull Portraits inserts.
But these are a little more interesting. And you can interpret two letters on the signature, so that's something.
And here's another one of their 2019-20 rookies, this time in relic form.
An interesting relic that's been making appearances in SP Game Used over the past few seasons. The Banner Year features a piece of a banner that appeared in the arena during a recent event, in this case the 2019 All-Star game in San Jose. In the past, there have been Stadium Series, Stanley Cup finals, and entry draft banners.
New Jersey is as far to the east as I'll go with this. Shininess to start!
Hey! Here's a nice patch!
Having the Devils in a release with some 2019-20 boxes means you're chasing cards of the #1 draft pick in Jack Hughes. Here's two of them! The glossy is a copper parallel from packs that appear in retail tins of flagship this year.
And here's something that will turn into a Jack Hughes autograph! That means that with the Cale Makar auto, I've got two autographs of the top rookies on their way at some point from Artifacts. That's going to be quite the mailday!

There you have it!

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Group Break Miscellany - Part 1

This, and the next post, will highlight some cards I added to my collection through various group breaks, all random mixers, done at the LCS. I've got 5 teams worth of posts, and I'll do an east/west breakdown for them. First up will be the 3 western teams. I'm not scanning everything, just some of my favourites.
I was disappointed when this year's Ice didn't feature acetate cards for the regular base cards. But at least I got one of the acetate SPd Ice Premieres cards.
Shininess!

I did get a couple more notable Canucks cards, but those will have to wait until they've made their journey to Ann Arbor to get shown off.
Fear the beard!
A rather minimalist and illegible autograph. Maybe it is Cyrillic. Which would elevate it greatly beyond an auto of a player with 4 more games in the NHL than I.
This is certainly the biggest of the cards I'm showing off here with a couple things going for it. While it isn't the best looking signature, I can't complain with a nice 3-colour patch. My best guess is that it comes from the '3' on on one of the arm numbers.  And the photo features their throwback/alternate jersey as well. It is rare that the RPAs have a photographic bonus, but here's one!

And there you have it!