I have a feeling that I am unique. I have a small stash of unopened boxes and packs sitting around so that when the “mood strikes me” or I want to reward myself for something, I have some packs to open.
Watching the Playoffs with my girlfriend the other night, I just got into a mood, so I pulled this box out. I picked it up awhile back because a) It was a really good price, and b) Andrew Shaw rookies. It was the only box (of this) that he had, or I might have snagged more.
I’m not going to give a play-by-play rundown on every card, but wanted to show this one first. I asked my girlfriend if she wanted to open a pack. She was indifferent, but I got her to open one. There wasn’t much in her first pack, the best being a Sidney Crosby base. “Ah well, I got her to open one,” I thought. A minute or two later, I asked her if she wanted to do another. She was pretty excited to answer “yes.” In her second pack, she got her first hit:
Not a big hit, but she was pretty excited. Her third and final pack didn’t yield much, but I have definitely gotten her interested. It helps that she likes hockey. We probably watched at least 50 Stars games this season and a good many Blackhawks ones as well. As of this writing, she’s somewhere in the mid-900s range overall in the NHL Bracket Challenge. Not bad for a contest that had about 800,000 entries.
Onto the break, not much to speak of, no major rookies…but when you get to the last one, I was excited for that hit.
Finally, the best hit of the box, and it’s not even really a hockey card:
I learned that this interesting autograph is from the lead singer of Korn. I definitely like the concept of these non-athlete cards being mixed in, if there is a reason. If you don’t want to keep them, at least there should be a secondary market of some sort for them. There are thousands of certified autographs out there for many athletes. I doubt there are as many for the lead singer of Korn or some of the other names (Alyssa Milano and Jamie Pressley are two others). I’ll take my chances with a card like this over a fourth-liner on the Coyotes that already has 25 different certified autos.
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