Wednesday, 10 September 2014

2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Box Break - Part 2 of 4

Let's continue through this box.

Pack #9:
Base: Anton Belov, Seth Jones, Matt Cooke, David Perron, Reilly Smith, Ladislav SMid
Rainbow Parallel: Pavel Datsyuk
Retro: Erik Karlsson

A really good start to the packs. One of the better candidates to pull a retro parallel of, a nice second year card in Seth Jones, and best of all for me, a nice card for the PC with the retro parallel of Karlsson.

Pack #10:
Base: Milan Lucic, Robyn Regher, Jonathan Huberdeau, Jack Johnson, Patrick Sharp, Justin Faulk
Sticker: Erik Karlsson
Retro Parallel: Daniel Sedin

The "cards I'll look for a dupe of to send to TMM" run continues with Johnson's appearance. I always like appearances of Regher, since his cards give the rare birthplace of "Brazil" on the reverse of a hockey card. Also, my Karlsson run continues with an appearance of one of his stickers. They look even nicer when they're of someone you collect.

Pack #11:
Base: Brian Flynn, Jason Pominville, Matt Beleskey, Ryan Strome, Jay Bouwmeester
Black Rainbow Parallel /100: Evander Kane
SP: Tony Esposito
Retro Legend Parallel: Jari Kurri

Very bland pack, especially with a dupe on the SP. Fortunately, the /100 parallel of a decent name saves it, along with the retro parallel being of a marquee legend.

Pack #12:
Base: Jordie Benn, Evander Kane, Carey Price, Brendan Morrow, Andrej Sekera, Olli Jokinen
Rainbow: Tyler Seguin
Retro: Evgeni Malkin

The cover boy makes an appearance in this pack. Also, this group has been really good so far for retro parallels. Karlsson, Sedin, Kurri and Malkin.

Pack #13:
Base: Jiri Hudler, Carl Gunnarson, David Krejci, Andrew Ladd, Patric Honqvist, Justin Fontaine
Sticker: Mario Lemieux
Retro: Niklas Kronwall

Pretty uninspiring pack, aside from the alternate uniform on Gunnarson. And pulling a Mario Lemieux is always a fun thing.

Pack #14:
Base: Ryan Callahan, Gabriel Bourque, Olli Maatta, Dan Hamhuis, Cory Conacher
V Series A: Alex Ovechkin
SP Rookie: Landon Ferraro
Retro: Jordan Staal

The minis (sorry, V Series A) make their first appearance in my packs with this appearance of Ovie in all his toothless glory. These are square cards measuring about 2*2.

Pack #15:
Base: Saku Koivu, Steve Mason, Mark Streit, Patrice Bergeron, Brian Gionta, James Reimer
SP: Joe Sakic
Retro: Travis Zajac

A couple of good mask shots in this one, and the Mason is another one I'll be looking for a retro of for the masks binder. And he's a Rangers alum as well. Another dupe of the SP as well from my original pack busting.

Pack 16:
Base: Morgan Reilly, Chris Phillips, Nick Bonino, Jamie McBain, Lee Stampniak
Sticker: Marian Gaborik
SP: Andrey Makarov
Retro: Scott Hartnell

What a great way to finish the second portion of the box. First, we get a Sens card. And perhaps of the Sens captain this season. Secondly, a really interesting mask combo. A Russian goaltender wearing a star-spangled mask seems strange, but it is his AHL mask with the Rochester Americans. Hey, it is Goaltending Gallimaufry (tm: Card Boarded)! And finally, yet another sticker and it is of a 2-14 baby! WOO-HOO!

My only complaint at this point is that despite the collation of the card being better, the stickers aren't as well collated. The ones I've found in this box? #15. #16, #17, #18, #19, and #20. Ouch.


  1. That Lemieux is sweet. I'm really loving the bright retro design on the inserts and parallels.

  2. When I opened my box, a buddy cracked another from the same case beside me. We each got 12 stickers, 6 of which were the same, and pulled in the same order.
    Not fun.