One day back in the spring, I stopped into Autograph’s Ink in North Richland Hills (TX). As a hockey guy, I wasn’t too impressed with what I found. Being the collector that I am, I didn’t want to leave empty handed, so I picked up these packs. It’s been awhile, but I know I ended up getting them for less than a dollar a pack.
I bought them blind, having no idea what might be in them. I also had no idea what rookies were in the set. I just wanted to grab some cards. I never looked into it before opening packs a few days ago, so it was all a surprise to me. Ultimately, it was about what you would expect for a $1 a pack product.
There was one “Choice Reserve” parallel per pack. I pulled a couple of decent names. Personally, I was most happy about the Mike Modano. I will put it with all of the Stars cards I have for my girlfriend. She’s a big Stars fan.
Rookies weren’t one per pack, but it seems they were about 1:2. Didn’t pull any overly impressive names (not even sure who the top ones to pull were), but I did get a James van Riemsdyk and newly arrested Ryan O’Reilly.
I was thrilled when I pulled one of the stickers from the first pack. For me, it was a blast from the past. It took me back to when I was a teen in the 90s and those were inserted into Collector’s Choice. Ahhh…the good ol’ days.
There were some other inserts opened, but nothing that I believe is too outstanding. Looks like some fodder for my quarter boxes.
You don’t open Collector’s Choice expecting to hit a big card. It’s all for the fun of busting. For me, it was mission accomplished.
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