Friday, 13 March 2015

2015 Adventures in Repacks: Part 8 - Back to the Flea Market

Since I can't make a trip to the flea market for jams and pig tails without grabbing one of the flea market bricks. To recap, these are $5 bricks of cards, with one relic hiding within a bunch of recent base cards.

2014-15 Trilogy - Mats Sundin - Visible card on the top. Seems like a bizarre purchase for Sens-loving me, but I saw something that looked to have potential among the cards.
2014-15 Trilogy - Joe Thornton
2014-15 Trilogy - Chris Kunitz
2014-15 Trilogy - Jamie Benn - The green really looks nice on the light background.
2014-15 Trilogy - Anze Kopitar
2014-15 SPX - Tyler Seguin
2014-15 SPX - TJ Oshie
2014-15 SPX - Mike Smith - My favourite mask makes an appearance in this repack. Although the Looney Tunes stuff is on the other side. This side featured his children riding an ACME rocket.
2014-15 SPX - Ryan Johanson
2014-15 SPX - Dustin Byfuglien
2014-15 Trilogy - Max Pacioretty - I have a small envelope I'm sending along to Too Many Manninghams. At least there will be more than one base card in it.
2014-15 Trilogy - Morgan Reilly
2014-15 Trilogy - Sidney Crosby - Always a nice pull.
2014-15 Trilogy - Rick Nash
2013-14 Select - Al MacInnis - Although I've already got this specific Al MacInnis card in my Rangers alum collection, it is still a nice looking card.
2013-14 Select - Mike Modano
2013-14 Select - Kari Lehtonen
2014-15 UD - Mike Richards - Another Rangers alum.
2014-15 UD - Jaromir Jagr
2014-15 UD - Chris Kunitz - A photo so clear, you can almost count every snowflake in this outdoor setting.
2014-15 UD - Mark Letestu
2014-15 UD - Ben Smith
2014-15 UD - Pekka Rinne
2014-15 UD - Hampus Lindholm - I'll always enjoy getting cards that feature the player posing with a milestone puck.
2014-15 UD - Jimmy Howard
2013-14 Team Canada - Alex Tanguay
1977-78 O-Pee-Chee - Stanley Cup Champions - And this was the reason I grabbed this repack. The telltale sign of some vintage OPC. Frayed cardboard just screams out that there would be something from the 70s or early 80s in the pack. And this was it. A nice card from the helmetless era, and what seems to be a very subdued celebration.
2010-11 Zenith - Darren Pang - One of the bad things about Panini's exit from the hockey scene is that there is no way Upper Deck will place a base card of Darren Pang in any of their sets.
2010-11 Zenith - Rod Gilbert
2010-11 Zenith - Dan Boyle
2010-11 Zenith - Milan Lucic
2009-10 UD Series 2 - Rookie Materials - Ryan O'Reilly
2013-14 Team Canada - Pierre-Marc Bouchard
2012-13 Certified - Nazem Kadri - Rangers alum #3.
2014-15 Trilogy - Alex Galchenyuk
2012-13 Artifacts - Bobby Orr - Another player that is always a great pull. Appropriately, Bobby Orr is #4 in this base set.
2014-15 SPX - Ben Bishop
2008-09 SPX - Jonathan Cheechoo
2008-09 SPX - Martin Gerber - The first Senator in this repack.
2013-14 Totally Cert. - Jonas Hiller
2013-14 SP Game Used - Doug Gilmour
2014-15 UD - Luca Sbisa
2014-15 UD - Patric Hornqvist
2014-15 UD - Alexei Emelin
2014-15 UD - David Legwand - WOO-HOO! Since I'm probably going to pick a non-Young Gun base set of UD S2 at the Expo, there's only a quartet of cards I'm specifically looking for. A pair of new Senators and a pair of 2/14 babies. So, Legwand drops off my list of Alex Chiasson, Brandon Sutter and Marian Gaborik.
2014-15 UD - Jonas Hiller
2014-15 UD - Brandon Sutter - And then there were 2.
2013-14 SP Game Used - Carey Price
2013-14 O-Pee-Chee - Brian Elliott (Retro) - GAH! And these weren't even the most garish of the Retros this year.
2013-14 Titanium - Niklas Backstrom
2014-15 UD - Brendan Gallagher
2011-12 SP Authentic - Pekka Rinne
2014-15 SPX - Jeff Skinner - And the 4th Rangers alum in this repack. Pretty good.
2014-15 UP - David Desharnais - And the last card of the pack.

I certainly got my $5 worth here.


  1. All that for $5? Nice! That's a win for sure. Heck, that Brian Elliott Retro alone is just about worth the price, LOL. 70s in a repack is always a great thing too. I pulled a 1973-74 card from an NBA repack last year, the oldest I've ever seen in one. And it was new to me, too!

    1. My oldest was a 1959 baseball:

  2. Wow I'd be buying those bricks for $5 all day long!