Thursday, 9 October 2014

2014 Adventures in Repacks: Part 57.1: Flea Market Repacks

Back to the flea market again on this Thursday morning. I wanted to make a trip there for some farmer's market goodies (pears, jam, pig's tails), and of course, some cards. Mainly, I wanted to get this trip in before Oktoberfest, which makes the market even more crowded and tourist-y. I made a small dent in my OPC wantlist, knocking my total down to 108 (52 base, 56 SPs), but that should be enough to put it within reach of wiping it out at the Expo.

But, I did grab some repacks one. I grabbed my usual 1 relic hit and a bunch of base cards repack. I also grabbed some $1 for 15 ones that I wouldn't expect. 3 of brand new Stadium Club and 1 of the even newer Prizm football.

But, since hockey was my first grab, that's what I'll lead with today.
These were the visible cards:

While I already have that Showcase Brodeur in my mask collection, I didn't have that new Luongo out of Ultra, though. While his first cards did show off his old design post-trade, this shows off the design that was used late in the season.

The rest, I'll group chronologically by set, and end with the hit.

2011 Score Pavel Datsyuk - Just one from this set, but highlight cards are always nice.
2011 Crown Royale - Jarome Iginla, Taylor Hall, Tomas Vokoun, Jamie Benn, Eric Staal, Bernie Parent - Two mask cards for that binder. That Parent is just gorgeous as the black and white photo makes it look even more intimidating.
2011 Titanium - Jose Theodore, Patrick Sharp - More mask content.
2013 Trilogy - Eric Staal, Terry O'Reilly, Marian Hossa, Dale Hawerchuk, Mike Richards, Taylor Hall. It is nice to see Taz starting to appear in more base sets. Richards goes into my Kitchener Rangers alum collection. Appearances of the classic Winnipeg Jets uniform is also a welcome addition.
2013 Artifacts - Mike Cammalleri, Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey - Campbell Conference memories with a classic All-Star jersey bound for my Rangers alumni collection. The Cammalleri is aside for TMM, and Gretzky is always a good pull - it doesn't matter the set it comes from.
2013 Fleer Retro - Ed Belfour - Classic headgear.
2013 Fleer Showcase - Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Bure, Larry Robinson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Miller, Mikke Koivu, John Tavares, Alex Ovechkin, Steve Yzerman, Carl Hagelin, Zdeno Chara, Anze Kopitar, Steven Stamkos, Tuuka Rask, Peter Forsberg, Simon Gagne. Whew. That's a big bunch of base cards from a single set. Two mask cards in the bunch, Look at the Malkin all-star card. Then look at the Coffey. It isn't even a contest as to which is better. There's another Rangers alum lurking there in Larry Robinson. Hagelin is aside for TMM, and why not round things out with Chara?
2013 Between the Pipes - Tom Barrasso, Cristobal Huet, Bernie Parent, Frankie Palazzese - The expected mask stuff from BTP, but that Parent is really disappointing compared with his Crown Royale photo.
2014 O-Pee-Chee - David Moss, Ryan Murphy, Teemu Selanne, Ron Hainsey, Erik Karlsson - Nothing needed for my set here, but still some nice stuff to get dupes of. The Karlsson is the only Ottawa Senator card in the repack. There's Teemu's final O-Pee-Chee base card, although hopefully he'll be a Marquee Legend in the future. Ryan Murphy is yet another Rangers alum, and David Moss is another card set aside for TMM.
2014 Retro - Jordan Eberle - And one more Retro to wrap things up.

Finally the hit:
And it is the always entertaining situation where the jersey swatch couldn't possibly come from the same team that the guy is pictured on.

More repacks tomorrow with Stadium Club photography goodness and shiny Prizm!


  1. Old Oilers swatch. It's a cop out when then dump that stuff. Get something current on the card.

  2. I really like that Bernie Parent. They should make a Crown Royale set with just old school players. The addition of his playing years on the front is a nice added touch.