Wednesday 30 November 2016

2016 Adventures in Repacks - Part 43: Downtime

I just did a major COMC Credit ---> Blowout Cards cash-in in anticipation of Black November/Friday, and by the time this posts they should arrive and be busted. So, in the meantime, let's downscale it a bit with a trio of $1 hanger packs from the Dollarama.

Repack #1:
2011-12 Biography of a Season - Marian Gaborik - What better way to start off than with a new card for my 2/14 collection? This is especially nice, as I don't have too many all-star uniforms in the collection. And yes, this card is cut in some sort of slightly non-rectangular shape. Can't say I care.
1991 Seventh Inning Sketch - Scott Turner
1993 Parkhurst - Gary Shuchuk
1997 Paramount - Brian Skrudland - A set I don't recall seeing before (or at least too frequently) in a repack.
1994 Premier - Jyrki Lumme
2003 ITG Action - Philippe Sauve - Definitely a new player for the mask collection.
1999 UD - JP Dumont
1997 Donruss - Keith Primeau - Despite visible Whalers content, I probably won't be sending this card to Shoebox Legends.
1991 OPC - Stephane Richer
1991 Score - Joe Reekie
1991 UD - Chris Taylor
1991 Topps - Brian Leetch
1992 Parkhurst - Darcy Wakaluk
1990 Bowman Hat Tricks - Brett Hull - I'm sure these will start getting repetitive at some point, but right now it is nice to at least get an insert instead of the standard base from this set.
2010 Donruss - Jeff Schultz

Some keepers here.

Repack #2:
2012 Fleer Retro - Braden Holtby - A great photo starts this one off.
1990 Score - Jyrki Lumme
1991 7IS - Chris LiPuma - WOO-HOO! While I prefer NHL level cards of Kitchener Rangers alumni, this is still pretty nice. And I do have LiPuma cards with him on Tampa in the collection anyhow.
1992 UD - Brian Bellows - And this would be an example of a card of a Rangers alum at the NHL level.
2003 ITG Action - Michal Sivek - Meathead? On a card in 2003? But why?
1992 OPC - Ray Bourque
1991 OPC - Joey Kocur
2007 Hot Prospects - Henrik Zetterberg
1990 Score - Gary Roberts
2009 Victory - Thomas Vanek
1992 Premier - Bryan Marchment - Good to get a card with a 75th Anniversary uniform on it.
1994 Donruss - John Tucker - This Rangers alum was actually a teammate of Chris LiPuma while with Tampa.
1993 UD - Joby Messier - Cousin of Mark.
1990 Bowman - Claude Loiselle
2013 Contenders - Patrick Elias

A really good repack for my Rangers alum collection, which gained 3 new cards.

Repack #3:
2015 Overtime - Two straight packs with the mask binder getting the opening card.
1990 7IS - Travis Laycock - If he stretches any further, he'll lay cock right against the ice.

1991 OPC - Nikolai Maslov - As far as COMC can tell, his only card.
1991 Pro Set - Rod Langway

1993 Score - Geoff Sanderson - Now here's a card for Shoebox Legends.
2002 OPC - Todd Bertuzzi
2005 Heroes & Prospects - I like the shoulder patch on the Kelowna Rockets uniform.
2005 Ultra - Brian Willsie
2009 McDonald's - Joe Thornton - Shiny!
1991 OPC - Drake Berehowsky
1991 Score - Paul Stanton
1994 Stadium Club - Mark Janssens - Look! He's presenting!
1990 UD - Mick Vukota
1990 Bowman Hat Tricks - Pat LaFontaine - Another one of these.
2010 DOnruss - Patric Honqvist

And that's three. It was fun to be juvenile with a couple cards here.

Not a bad $3.


  1. "Good to get a card with a 75th Anniversary uniform on it."

    Agreed - especially when it's a Blackhawks one!

  2. It's funny how different each collector is, the way that Gaborik card is cut would probably drive me insane! BTW, you're dead on, I wouldn't consider that Primeau a Whalers card despite the sweater. I usually use the listed team on the card as the deciding factor. Pretty interesting stuff for $3!