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northicehero99 Posted on: Jan 8 2022, 09:42 AM


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Not sure how to feel about this. I haven't bought a lot of topps, since hockey went exclusive, but I hope Fanatics doesn't screw it up. I wonder what happens in regards to Fanatics selling UD? Guess that is done. I just hope they don't go the UD route and overproduce or start making weekly products on their website.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Oct 22 2021, 07:48 PM


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Each blaster has 5 packs of 6 cards and retails for $29.99. I got mine for $24.95 from Steel City Collectables when they were on sale.

Blaster #1:

Base 15 cards: Stamkos, Tavares, Gallagher, and a few other stars.
Rookies 6 cards: Belzile, Kaut, Benson, Soderstrom, Oettinger, and Lafreniere. smile.gif
SP Rookie 2 cards: Quinney and Soderstrom
Grand Entrance 1 card: Nick Robertson
Yellow Taxi 5 cards: Yandle, Marchand, Olofsson, Strome, and Foudy RC.
Black Rainbow 1 card: J Robinson RC

Blaster #2:

Base 15 cards: Guentzel, MacKinnon, Stamkos (dupe), and a few other stars.
Rookies 7 cards: Belzile (dupe), Francouz, Geekie, Evans, Benson (dupe), Soderstrom (dupe), and Zamula.
SP Rookie 2 cards: Berdin and Alexeyev.
Grand Entrance 1 card: Liam Foudy.
Yellow Taxi 5 cards: D. Brown, B Tkachuk, Sidney Crosby smile.gif , N Beaudin RC, and Bowen Byrum RC. smile.gif
Orange Slice 1 card: Yandle 1 in 40 packs

Overall, I think blaster #2 was better than the first, as the Byrum Yellow Taxi and Crosby Yellow Taxi should both be better inserts. I love the Yellow Taxi cards and the Orange Slice is cool. The SP Rookies also have a cool look to them. The base just reminds me of base OPCP and the only difference is how the card is framed. I like this and might have to get some more. Just hope I have less dupes than in these two boxes. Good Luck on your breaks!
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northicehero99 Posted on: Oct 21 2021, 03:39 PM


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Nice hits on the Superscript in MVP. Also on the Mirror Mirror there are variations as well as regular versions. I hit the Crosby, but did not even know it at first. I think they show player in home and road uniform instead of the same uniform on each side of the card. Looks like all of them have the variation from the checklist: https://www.cardboardconnection.com/2020-21...vp-hockey-cards

Trilogy is hit or miss. You did hit a few nice cards, congrats!
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northicehero99 Posted on: Oct 5 2021, 04:24 PM


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I agree with Mike, you are more likely to get more for 1 card than selling them as a set.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Aug 21 2021, 09:12 AM


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QUOTE(obert22 @ Aug 18 2021, 11:01 PM)
More confirmations?

Pretty please?

With sugar on top? 😜
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You will have to offer all no-Bruins boxes in the break and not sure that would even work. LOL smile.gif
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northicehero99 Posted on: Aug 15 2021, 07:47 AM


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I'm in
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northicehero99 Posted on: Aug 10 2021, 02:09 PM


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QUOTE(maple19 @ Aug 9 2021, 02:16 PM)
Pens The Voice of Pens Stepping out  Broadcating after 46 Years Mike Lange
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Looks like "Elvis has left the building"

Sad to hear, he was the voice of the Pens when I grew up. He made even bad games worth listening to. May retirement be good to him.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Aug 7 2021, 06:16 PM


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Saw that Steel City Collectables had a deal - buy a hobby box and get a National 2020 Upper Deck Summer Promo pack for $130. Not sure that is a good price since this product doesn't seem to be doing well with collectors, but I haven't gotten my retail boxes in yet (looks like they are delayed until the end of August blowup.gif ). WTH!?!?!?

Opened the box and here are the results:

Base set: 157 of 200 with 10 duplicate base

Young guns: Arthur Kaliyev, Cam Johnson, Josef Korenar, Jack Rathbone, and Reese Johnson

Holografx: Connor McMichael and Bowen Byram. NHL Hologrfx - Victor Hedman

Ultimate Victory: Mitch Marner, Olli Juolevi, and Josh Norris.

SE: Dylan Cozens smile.gif , Ilya Sorokin, and Yegor Sharangovich. Not a bad bunch!

05-06 retro: Teuvo Teravainen, James Van Reimsdyk, Alexis Lafreniere smile.gif , and Phillip Kurashev.

Ovation: Marc Andre Fluery and Kirill Kaprizov. thumbsup.gif

SPx Finitie: Mark Stone (pack only had 6 cards since thicker insert).

Suit Variation: Torey Krug.

and finally the first one of these I have ever pulled: Young Gun Clear Cut Jack Rathbone.

Overall not a bad box, not sure I got my $ back, but at least I got some nice hits and some decent rookies in the insert sets. But wait . . .

I have that 2020 Upper Deck Summer Promo pack and here is what was in that:

Prominent Cuts - Michael Jordon and Wander Franco.
Top Shelf Rookies - Victor Olofsson and Adam Fox.

and what made this purchase worthwhile . . .

Top Shelf Rookies - Jack Hughes autograph #75/75!!! jawdrop.gif

Wowsers! That is an awesome hit and I was hoping for something like that when I saw this deal, so it worked out. Thanks SCC for the great pack and box. Good luck with your breaks!
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 29 2021, 03:40 PM


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1. franklinguy52 (Troy)#2 - Vancouver Canucks
2. pavi39 (Tim) - Washington Capitals
3. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#2 - Anaheim Ducks
4. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#1 - Carolina Hurricanes
5. Avaholicforever (Bill) - New Jersey Devils
6. Obert22 (Mark) - Nashville Predators
7. zacho (Zach) - LA Kings
8. bajmurray (Brian)#2 - Calgary Flames
9. franklinguy52 (Troy)#1 - New York Islanders
10. northicehero99 (Brian) - San Jose Sharks
11. redwing40 (Paul)#1 -
12. geschrocks (Derrick) -
13. redwing40 (Paul)#2 -
14. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#3 -
15. bajmurray (Brian)#1 -

Available teams:

Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
Phoenix Coyotes
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Winnipeg Jets

PM sent to Paul
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 28 2021, 05:09 PM


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QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Jul 28 2021, 04:34 PM)
Ducks
Hurricanes
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Draft order:

1. franklinguy52 (Troy)#2 - Vancouver Canucks
2. pavi39 (Tim) - Washington Capitals
3. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#2 - Anaheim Ducks
4. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#1 - Carolina Hurricanes
5. Avaholicforever (Bill) -
6. Obert22 (Mark) -
7. zacho (Zach) -
8. bajmurray (Brian)#2 -
9. franklinguy52 (Troy)#1 -
10. northicehero99 (Brian) -
11. redwing40 (Paul)#1 -
12. geschrocks (Derrick) -
13. redwing40 (Paul)#2 -
14. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#3 -
15. bajmurray (Brian)#1 -

Available teams:

Calgary Flames
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
L A Kings
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Phoenix Coyotes
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Winnipeg Jet

PM to Bill
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 27 2021, 08:18 PM


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Tick-tock! Tick-tock!
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 26 2021, 03:44 PM


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QUOTE(franklinguy52 @ Jul 25 2021, 10:19 PM)
I will take the Canucks
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QUOTE(pavi39 @ Jul 26 2021, 02:06 PM)
Capitals - Pm going to Indy
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Draft order:

1. franklinguy52 (Troy)#2 - Vancouver Canucks
2. pavi39 (Tim) - Washington Capitals
3. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#2 -
4. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#1 -
5. Avaholicforever (Bill) -
6. Obert22 (Mark) -
7. zacho (Zach) -
8. bajmurray (Brian)#2 -
9. franklinguy52 (Troy)#1 -
10. northicehero99 (Brian) -
11. redwing40 (Paul)#1 -
12. geschrocks (Derrick) -
13. redwing40 (Paul)#2 -
14. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#3 -
15. bajmurray (Brian)#1 -

Available teams:

Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
L A Kings
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Phoenix Coyotes
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Winnipeg Jets
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 25 2021, 07:23 PM


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Draft order:

1. franklinguy52 (Troy)#2 -
2. pavi39 (Tim) -
3. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#2 -
4. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#1 -
5. Avaholicforever (Bill) -
6. Obert22 (Mark) -
7. zacho (Zach) -
8. bajmurray (Brian)#2 -
9. franklinguy52 (Troy)#1 -
10. northicehero99 (Brian) -
11. redwing40 (Paul)#1 -
12. geschrocks (Derrick) -
13. redwing40 (Paul)#2 -
14. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#3 -
15. bajmurray (Brian)#1 -

Available teams:

Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
L A Kings
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Phoenix Coyotes
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Vancouver Canucks
Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets

PM heading to Troy
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 25 2021, 07:21 PM


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Going to start the draft by doing the randoms:


Random #1:

List Randomizer

There were 15 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. geschrocks (Derrick)
2. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#1
3. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#2
4. bajmurray (Brian)#1
5. franklinguy52 (Troy)#2
6. Avaholicforever (Bill)
7. northicehero99 (Brian)
8. franklinguy52 (Troy)#1
9. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#3
10. redwing40 (Paul)#1
11. zacho (Zach)
12. Obert22 (Mark)
13. redwing40 (Paul)#2
14. bajmurray (Brian)#2
15. pavi39 (Tim)

IP: 71.112.203.105 Timestamp: 2021-07-26 00:17:16 UTC


Random #2:

List Randomizer

There were 15 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. Obert22 (Mark)
2. geschrocks (Derrick)
3. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#1
4. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#2
5. bajmurray (Brian)#1
6. redwing40 (Paul)#1
7. northicehero99 (Brian)
8. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#3
9. zacho (Zach)
10. franklinguy52 (Troy)#2
11. Avaholicforever (Bill)
12. franklinguy52 (Troy)#1
13. pavi39 (Tim)
14. bajmurray (Brian)#2
15. redwing40 (Paul)#2

IP: 71.112.203.105 Timestamp: 2021-07-26 00:18:55 UTC

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You have randomized this list 2 times.


Random #3 and draft order:

List Randomizer

There were 15 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. franklinguy52 (Troy)#2
2. pavi39 (Tim)
3. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#2
4. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#1
5. Avaholicforever (Bill)
6. Obert22 (Mark)
7. zacho (Zach)
8. bajmurray (Brian)#2
9. franklinguy52 (Troy)#1
10. northicehero99 (Brian)
11. redwing40 (Paul)#1
12. geschrocks (Derrick)
13. redwing40 (Paul)#2
14. 19th Century Indy (Rob)#3
15. bajmurray (Brian)#1

IP: 71.112.203.105 Timestamp: 2021-07-26 00:20:07 UTC

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You have randomized this list 3 times.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 25 2021, 08:13 AM


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Looks like you had fun with this one. I liked box 6 smile.gif. Stinks that you bought that many boxes and still need 70 cards for the complete set, but guessing some of those sps and are only a few a box, and the inserts and parallels don't help on getting the set either. The inserts have too few cards, which results in too many dupes. I know I have the multiple dupes of the prospects and parkies on epack for that reason.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 20 2021, 04:57 PM


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QUOTE(41butch @ Jul 18 2021, 07:50 PM)
Landed the 2 biggies Jason Robertson, and Lafreniere. Also the silver of each.
30 rookies in the set and 3 boxes in and I only have 14. 12 commons none of the middle tier
besides Krebs. Have 1 more box to open sometime this week. Will post when I get it done.
Bummer thing is of the 100 short prints and rookies I am getting several dups that I hope I can trade for those I will need.
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I haven't seen it at my stores and everyone who had it online wanted $35 a box and I just wasn't interested. I have bought a bunch on epack and it has tallboy puzzles if you get all three you get a tallboy of that player. I also hit a Fox auto on there. Been making the bronzes online, but you need 1000 copies to get the gold version. I don't think there is a silver version. The bad thing is you have to combine 10 base to bronze it, to make it physical and the cost to send home the set is too expensive ($0.25 per card plus Shipping). I am putzin, trying to get a bronze set as there is an achievement for it, but doubt I will get there. I am not going to be able to afford to send it home even if I do.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 20 2021, 04:45 PM


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QUOTE(otis0220 @ Jul 20 2021, 04:25 PM)
Have they done Ultimate Victorys in more recent releases? That's kinda cool to see again. No mem or autos in the hobby boxes?
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This is the first time they have brought back some of those other sets like Hologrfx, Finite, Ultimate Victory, that I can recall.

On the breaks I watched there were no autos or memorabilia which is a bummer at the price point of the boxes. I would buy S1 or S2 to have the chance at them, rather than this. It did not impress me on the breaks I saw especially considering the price for all "inserts" and no memorabilia. Actually just looked at the checklist here: https://www.cardboardconnection.com/2020-21...anchor_1_354449

It shows there are Rookie Class SE autos, 1 in 2,160 hobby packs, good luck on those, but I didn't see any others.

Might be easier to pick up singles of what you like on the secondary market rather than buy boxes. It seemed like there were 20ish "hits" per box of the YGs, parallels, Hologrfx, Finite, Ovation, SE Class, etc. from the breaks I watched.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 20 2021, 04:34 PM


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QUOTE(41butch @ Jul 18 2021, 08:24 PM)
All in all considering I got a pre-order price (local card store just opened up here) $100 a box, instead of $150 at SCC andDACW
I am going to enjoy this one. Will post again after box 2. Box 3 will go on the shelf. I am kind of goofy that way. lol 
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Good luck on box 2. That was a good price considering the market, I paid almost that for a retail box. Ugh! Kind of wish I wouldn't have bought it now, but it looked interesting in the release.
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QUOTE(maple19 @ Jul 20 2021, 10:06 AM)
Rumour Mill  Pens looking at PK Subban
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I hope not, he is old and not what the Pens need. Also his cap value is way too high for the Pens to pick up with all their other salaries, they would need to get rid of Letang or Malkin for that, and I don't see it happening.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 20 2021, 04:19 PM


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QUOTE(bajmurray @ Jul 19 2021, 08:06 AM)
I think that the problem is that there are just a few overpriced products out there. We used to be able to get a mix of older and newer products for a decent price. Now we're luckey to find some $150 boxes with 2-3 hits.
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Brian I get that, but honestly I had this started right after the other one ended with the hopes of getting some stuff pre-order like extended UD and others and most voted on the box groups, but then it just stalled with nobody posting, payments not coming in. I just feel like I am the only one here who cared about it, and I have lost interest because it has become more work than fun.
It has become a struggle just to get a month done in a few months, let alone a month. I tried to keep this going because I thought the members wanted it and were having fun doing monthly breaks, but when your posting to yourself trying to get responses and not having any luck, it seems like I am wasting my time. No offense intended to any members, just the way I feel.

Also, did anyone get the cards from the last break. Maybe I did and forgot already?
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northicehero99 Posted on: Jul 18 2021, 07:25 PM


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Grats on the silver Laffy. How'd you do on regular rookies?
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QUOTE(redwing40 @ Jul 18 2021, 01:40 PM)
Sorry guys, I forgot to pay, Thought I did but my mind was probably somewhere else lol! Talked with Mark and will have my payment on Tuesday
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Paul, not a problem, nobody seems to be responding, so I hate to say it, but I think this is pretty much done. I post and get no responses and what should take a few weeks to pull together took almost two months, so I just don't think the interest is here anymore IMO.
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Not sure how you did. The SPx Finite Cozens sounds nice, but that is real high numbering. Also assuming none of the other sets are classified as RCs since inserts. Watched several breaks of this stuff and just not impressed with it. Did see a retro Kaprizov YG High Gloss #/10, which was nice, but I saw lots of meh stuff! I was thinking this would be a mixture of those products, with more than 1 card per pack, but is nothing better than UD S2 IMO. Hope you hit what you are looking for in the other boxes, good luck!
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QUOTE(northicehero99 @ Jul 3 2021, 06:10 PM)
Any more payments or thoughts on boxes?  This was the "June" group break, but we are now at July.  Fail again.
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Bueller?!?!?
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Any more payments or thoughts on boxes? This was the "June" group break, but we are now at July. Fail again.
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