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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 8 2019, 05:45 PM


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Congrats on the Hab's rc hit. Nice Kovy patch.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 8 2019, 12:05 PM


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Nice two packer, a lot better than your prior packs.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 7 2019, 04:19 PM


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Nice hit on the auto and Kaako rc. Your killing it for the top rookies in your tins / blasters.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 7 2019, 09:58 AM


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Picked up a few more tins online. Price was right, cheaper than I could get them locally.

Tin 1:

OPC Glossy pack: Carl Grundstrom blue, Cale Makar and Max Jones bronze.

Inserts:
Portraits (1): Carter Hart
Canvas (1): Miro Heiskanen
Canvas YG (1): Max Veronneau

Young Guns (2): Blake Lizotte and Scott Sabourin

Not the ones I was looking for, nice on the Portrait and CYG though. 5 packs out of 9 had something, so not bad, but no Shooting Star insert, but I would rather have the YGC anyway. laugh.gif

Tin 2:

OPC Glossy: Dante Fabbro and Trent Frederic blues, and Carl Grundstrom bronze

Inserts:
Portraits (1): Eric Staal
Rookie Portraits (1): Erik Brannstrom
Canvas YG (1): Adam Fox

Young Guns (2): Max Jones and Quinn Hughes smile.gif

Hughes, but not the right Hughes. Where oh where is my Jack in the box???? Ugh! No luck again. Not a bad tin, another one with a YGC, the wrong Hughes, and a rookie portrait. Some harder to get hits, so not bad.

I did not sort out the base on these, probably will do that later. Good luck on your next break, hope you find the player(s) you are looking for.


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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 7 2019, 09:36 AM


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Not bad for Parkie.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 4 2019, 07:41 PM


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Nice hit, congrats!
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 4 2019, 03:59 PM


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Not bad inserts and at least no base packs. Where are the YGs? Your dealer might be selling them as hot packs. lol just kidding.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 2 2019, 08:40 PM


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Not a bad group of boxes. Thanks
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 2 2019, 06:02 PM


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Do we have a time?
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 2 2019, 12:42 PM


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Works for me. Anyone else?
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northicehero99 Posted on: Dec 2 2019, 12:01 PM


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Just a reminder on the possible break date of this Wednesday!
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 30 2019, 12:16 PM


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QUOTE(Avaholicforever @ Nov 30 2019, 10:28 AM)
Word on the street is Mark did the following...
1.)Got inspired after reading about Bernie Madoff
2.)Pocketed our November monthly dues - the big heist!
3.)He fled the US for Equatorial Guinea as it has no extradition agreement with the United States
4.)It cannot be proven, but it is said that as the plane took off, he held a sign up to his window that read "Habs #####! Go Bruins"
I am currently working with Netflix on the rights to a miniseries. I will be played by Gary Sinise and Mark by Danny DeVito.
laugh.gif  tongue.gif  laugh.gif  tongue.gif  I had more fun writing this than is reasonable.
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Lot of assumptions in this "story". 1 Mark can read?, 2 he pocketed a whopping $364 before paypal fees, 3 I think a ticket to Guinea is more than $364. laugh.gif


I have not heard anything, but I hope Mark got in on some of the deals yesterday. We will have to see, but if someone wants to reach out to him on Facebook that would be good.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 30 2019, 12:08 PM


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Not a bad box, like the Generation Next and Energy inserts, would have been nice to have those in retail, but guess hobby only. Make sure you check for the jersey varitations, roughly 15 or so players. Matthews, Crosby and a bunch of others. Guessing it might be hobby only variation as well, but probably pretty rare and would not notice unless you are looking for them.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 30 2019, 12:01 PM


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Got a couple of tins at a reduced price and here are the results:

Tin 1:

67 base cards

Inserts:

Portrait (1): Jack Eichel

Canvas (1): Evander Kane

Canvas YG (1): Alexandre Texier smile.gif

Young Guns (2): Ville Heinola and Vladislav Gavrikov

OPC glossy: Ryan Poehling blue and Erik Brannstrom and Dante Fabbro bronze



Tin 2:

63 base

Inserts:

Portraits (2): Sebastian Aho and Filip Zadina rookie

Canvas (2): Brock Nelson and Tomas Hertl

Young Guns (2): Ville Heinola and Brady Keeper

Game Used: Jake Guentzel biggrin.gif white swatch

OPC glossy: Quinn Hughes blue and Trent Frederic bronze x2, really 2 of the same????


Overall, pretty good tins, but disappointed that there are less packs and fewer young guns in these than in the past. Tin 1 had 5 hits in 9 packs, not very many considering one (YGC) is something that probably is not in but a few tins. Tin 2 was a little better with 7 hits in 9 packs, but again one (GU) are probably not in many tins either. Beyond that both tins had 1 of the same YGs and the opc pack had two of the same player, how does that happen. I get the YGs as that is the luck of the draw, but the OPC should not have had, or if it did, at least one should have been a different color? Anyway, the goods outweighed the bad in these two, however if you are doing retail, I would probably recommend the full retail box as opposed to the blaster or tin for the money. At regular price a retail box is only slightly more than three blasters or two tins, so if you are chasing YGs the retail box is the way to go.

Good Luck on your breaks!





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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 28 2019, 10:55 AM


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Same to you and to all! Happy Turkey day!!!! smile.gif
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 28 2019, 09:36 AM


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Got a retail box at a reasonable price. The box contains 24, 8 card packs. Just a note, I think they cut back on the blasters (heard 1 yg per on average) and the tins are now 9 packs rather than 12 (2 yg per at 1 in 4 packs).

Here are the results of my box:

Base set building:
1-100 - 82 cards, missing 18
101-200 - 92 cards, missing 8

Total 174 cards, no dupes, missing 26 for the base set. Not bad for a box.

Inserts:

Portraits (4): Tavares, Huberdeau, Pacioriety, and Vitaly Abramov RC.

Canvas (4): B Tkachuk, Koivu, Granlund, and Gaudreau.

Shooting Stars (1): MacKinnon.

Young Guns (6):
Ilya Mikheyev
Nico Sturm
Alexander Texier smile.gif
Dante Fabro
Gaeten Haas
Karson Kuhlman

UD Game Jersey: Milan Lucic

Overall not bad, not great, was hoping for Hughes, but who isn't. laugh.gif I like the revision to the Portraits, they look more like well, modern double shot portraits. Not thrilled with the Canvas changes, they look OK, but kind of weird with Canvas noted in the "gold bar". I think we can all tell by the feel that they are not base, duh! laugh.gif I am up in the air on the shooting star design, kind of plain without a foil background, but the shooting stars across the background kind of make them look a little neat and accentuate what the insert is. The whole base and young card designs are nice, I thought I wasn't going to like them, but in person they don't bother me. As for the game jersey change this gets a thumbsup.gif as it is so nice to see some design of interest (Stanley Cup) to show the jersey swatch. I really liked that when ITG did it a few years ago. I don't know why, it just makes it look better than a circle or a square. Hope your boxes are great! Happy Thanksgiving!
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 28 2019, 07:53 AM


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Random of remaining teams:

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3. Minnesota Wild

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So here is who got what:

1. Tim (Pavi39) - Anaheim Ducks
2. Frank (Sanders89) - Florida Panthers
3. Bill (Avaholicforever) - Minnesota Wild
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Random of members for remaining teams, top 3 get a team:

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3. Bill (Avaholicforever)

4. Mike (maple19)
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6. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#2
7. Brian (bajmurray)#1
8. Derrick (geschrocks)
9. Brian (bajmurray)#2
10. Troy (franklinguy52)#2
11. Zach (zacho)
12. Troy (franklinguy52)#1
13. Mark (obert22)
14. Brian (Northicehero99)

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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 28 2019, 07:44 AM


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QUOTE(maple19 @ Nov 27 2019, 09:19 PM)
Jets
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I will take the Blue Jackets

Draft order:

1. Bill (Avaholicforever) - Washington Capitals
2. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#2 - Carolina Hurricanes
3. Derrick (geschrocks) - New Jersey Devils
4. Tim (Pavi39) - Los Angeles Kings
5. Brian (bajmurray)#2 - St. Louis Blues
6. Zach (zacho) - Ottawa Senators
7. Frank (Sanders89) - Tampa Bay Lightning
8. Mark (obert22) - Dallas Stars
9. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#1 -Phoenix Coyotes/old Jets
10. Brian (bajmurray)#1 -New York Islanders
11. Troy (franklinguy52)#1 - San Jose Sharks
12. Troy (franklinguy52)#2 - Calgary Flames
13. Mike (maple19) - Winnipeg Jets/old Atlanta Thrashers
14. Brian (Northicehero99) - Columbus Blue Jackets

Available teams:

Anaheim Ducks
Florida Panthers
Minnesota Wild
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 27 2019, 08:53 PM


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Not bad 3 YGs is better than the odds.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 27 2019, 08:47 PM


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QUOTE(franklinguy52 @ Nov 27 2019, 03:54 PM)
Sharks and Flames
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Draft order:

1. Bill (Avaholicforever) - Washington Capitals
2. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#2 - Carolina Hurricanes
3. Derrick (geschrocks) - New Jersey Devils
4. Tim (Pavi39) - Los Angeles Kings
5. Brian (bajmurray)#2 - St. Louis Blues
6. Zach (zacho) - Ottawa Senators
7. Frank (Sanders89) - Tampa Bay Lightning
8. Mark (obert22) - Dallas Stars
9. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#1 -Phoenix Coyotes/old Jets
10. Brian (bajmurray)#1 -New York Islanders
11. Troy (franklinguy52)#1 - San Jose Sharks
12. Troy (franklinguy52)#2 - Calgary Flames
13. Mike (maple19) -
14. Brian (Northicehero99) -

Available teams:

Anaheim Ducks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
Minnesota Wild
Winnipeg Jets/old Atlanta Thrashers

PM to Mike
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 27 2019, 11:49 AM


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QUOTE(artyman60 @ Nov 27 2019, 06:03 AM)
I think a big issue in this modern day “hobby” is just that, it’s no longer a hobby as much as it is an investment tool with people “investing” to flip quick. It’s rare you find anyone new to sports cards who isn’t in it to flip or invest. You’ve also got clowns like Gary V pushing an agenda and creating artificial hype to pump certain cards creating huge unrealistic spikes in prices which creates a frenzy of guys hyping and flipping only to move onto the next big deal

Obviously group breaks have all but helped price individuals out of buyin wax with company’s figuring it out and upping the price on what would even be their cheaper products to go for more then even I can really afford let alone a kid trying to come into the hobby.

I could go on but honestly at this point I just sound like the old man screaming get of my lawn. Like I’m sure most have I now just buy singles and quietly collect cards, occasionally meeting someone who does the same.
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Arty great point on the group breaks. I did not even think about this, but you are correct. A perfect example is Black Diamond hockey, it used to be a 24 pack box with several hits and box priced under $100. Now it is a "higher end" product with 5 cards per box, some of the cards contain either manufactured patches or diamonds and the box is mostly "hits", and only 1 numbered base. This does lean to group breaks rather than set collectors/builders, unless you are a gambler or have $ to throw around.

Trading is another animal, too much confusion on what is the value, some use beckett, some use ebay sales, others COMC sales, others who knows how they come up with it? Then postage to mail the trade, is more than some cards are worth, especially to Canada, so that makes it harder to trade. Also, the fact that everyone wants the top players vs. teams players in trades makes it hard. I don't want to "trade down", but lots of traders want you to, because it is what you collect. Some are fair, but there are a lot of "flippers"/"investors" nowdays in the arena.
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 27 2019, 11:34 AM


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QUOTE(obert22 @ Nov 27 2019, 09:05 AM)
Dallas
PM going to Rob
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Draft order:

1. Bill (Avaholicforever) - Washington Capitals
2. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#2 - Carolina Hurricanes
3. Derrick (geschrocks) - New Jersey Devils
4. Tim (Pavi39) - Los Angeles Kings
5. Brian (bajmurray)#2 - St. Louis Blues
6. Zach (zacho) - Ottawa Senators
7. Frank (Sanders89) - Tampa Bay Lightning
8. Mark (obert22) - Dallas Stars
9. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#1 -
10. Brian (bajmurray)#1 -
11. Troy (franklinguy52)#1 -
12. Troy (franklinguy52)#2 -
13. Mike (maple19) -
14. Brian (Northicehero99) -

Available teams:

Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
Minnesota Wild
New York Islanders
Phoenix Coyotes/old Jets
San Jose Sharks
Winnipeg Jets/old Atlanta Thrashers

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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 26 2019, 04:23 PM


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Finally a YG. Not sure who he is though?
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northicehero99 Posted on: Nov 26 2019, 05:35 AM


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QUOTE(bajmurray @ Nov 25 2019, 04:13 PM)
Blues
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Draft order:

1. Bill (Avaholicforever) - Washington Capitals
2. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#2 - Carolina Hurricanes
3. Derrick (geschrocks) - New Jersey Devils
4. Tim (Pavi39) - Los Angeles Kings
5. Brian (bajmurray)#2 - St. Louis Blues
6. Zach (zacho) -
7. Frank (Sanders89) -
8. Mark (obert22) -
9. Rob (19th Century Indiana Jones)#1 -
10. Brian (bajmurray)#1 -
11. Troy (franklinguy52)#1 -
12. Troy (franklinguy52)#2 -
13. Mike (maple19) -
14. Brian (Northicehero99) -

Available teams:

Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dallas Stars
Florida Panthers
Minnesota Wild
New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators
Phoenix Coyotes/old Jets
San Jose Sharks
Tampa Bay Lightning
Winnipeg Jets/old Atlanta Thrashers


PM Sent to Zach
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