One of my favourite things about the Expo is getting a chance to bust a box of cards I may never have had the chance to bust before. So, with it being a no-go, I instead picked up a box of this to go with the Titanium and Rookie Anthology I posted earlier this month.
8 packs in the box, so I'll do 4 in this post, and 4 next post. Each pack contains a relic card, 2 minis, 3 base cards, with the final one being either another base, an insert, or a parallel.
There's the base card look. There's also the first parallel of the pack, with the Fleury being /100.
The back of the base cards and the parallels are the same. I'll forgive the one line of stats when the photo on the back isn't re-used from the front. I'd probably have enjoyed this more if Theo's twitter feed wasn't such a train wreck of conspiracy nonsense.
And here's the two Minis, or, PS-2002 as they're called in this.
And my first hit. Not the biggest name to get a swatch from, but it matches the photo and I admit to not having much Robert Svehla in my collection.
And another /100 parallel. If the packs can be believed, these fall every nine packs, so I definitely beat the odds here in an 8 pack box. Patrick Lalime was the only Sen I would land in this.
2 more minis, with me going back-to-back with Brodeur content.
Some more veteran content on the relic, with Sydor having a cardboard career that started with draft pick cards in 1990 through to 2009, along with some post-career hits.
It is a Patrick Elias hot pack!
The numbered card run continues with the minis. If it weren't for the background, I might not even have noticed this. These are toughest listed pulls in this product, as per the packaging, falling 1 every 321 packs. That Luongo is a pretty nice mask binder mini as well.
Back-to-back Dallas swatches!
Another pack with 4 base cards.
And another really good mask binder card with Potvin, bringing the Cat design to Kings colours.
My final hit of the first 4 is a patch card. One colour, but a patch is a patch and it is from another player who started in the junk wax era and went well into the 00's, which might be the theme for these past 3 hits. None of the 4 hits are numbered, including the patches, but that would change with later releases.