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1997-98 Leaf Case Break - hockeynick1721 - 07-06-2011 04:35 PM

<center><b>This is my First Case Ever!</b></center>
1997-98 Leaf has always been my favorite set and product. For two reasons: Fractal Matrix and Fractal Matrix Die Cuts. Plus, Fire on Ice, Banner Season, and Pipe Dreams are sweet looking inserts. The only flaw is the million card subset of Linden (by Million I mean 10). Another reason for this that there are 8 Forsberg cards, I have 4.
I need
<ul><li>1997-98 Leaf Fractal Matrix #3 Peter Forsberg GZ</li>
<li>1997-98 Leaf Fractal Matrix Die Cuts #3 Peter Forsberg GZ</li>
<li>1997-98 Leaf Fractal Matrix Die Cuts #170 Peter Forsberg GM BY</li>
<li><strike>1997-98 Leaf Banner Season #13 Peter Forsberg</strike></li>
</ul>
My plan is open and upload at least one box a day until the case is gone. I will just update this main post and not bump. So keep checking back and bump me up.
As of now, NO cards are For Trade. Unless doubles or If there is something that you really want just let me know.

Just to get everyone familiar, the Fractal Matrix cards are limited but not serial numbered on the card. So here's some charts to help you understand the print runs.
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<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=LeafSerialNumbers.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/LeafSerialNumbers.jpg" border="0" alt="Print Runs"></a>
(X,Y,Z are only visible on the Die Cut cards)
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=LeafPrices.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/LeafPrices.jpg" border="0" alt="Prices"></a>
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<center><b>Here's what the case looked like.</b>
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=DSCF1825.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/th_DSCF1825.jpg" border="0" alt="Case1"></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=DSCF1827.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/th_DSCF1827.jpg" border="0" alt="Case2"></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=DSCF1829.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/th_DSCF1829.jpg" border="0" alt="Case3"></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=DSCF1830.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/th_DSCF1830.jpg" border="0" alt="Case4"></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=DSCF1832.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/th_DSCF1832.jpg" border="0" alt="Case5"></a>
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<b>Box 1</b>
Great box to open up the festivities. Pulled a Forsberg I needed, and hit some disappointing but funny/enjoyable Linden DIL Fractal Matrix cards.
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box1a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box1a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box1a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box1b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box1b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box1b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 2</b>
Wasn't that happy with one.
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box2a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box2a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box2a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box2b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box2b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box2b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 3</b>
Wasn't that happy with this one either and doubles on the Pipe Dreams, but there's still 13 more.
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box3a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box3a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box3a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box3b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box3b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box3b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 4</b>
Back on track with this one.
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box4a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box4a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box4a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box4b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box4b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box4b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 5</b>
Another good box. Poor value, but fun.
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box5a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box5a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box5a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box5b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box5b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box5b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 6</b>
Should have ended after box 5 but decided to open this bad one.
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box6a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box6a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box6a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box6b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box6b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box6b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 7</b>
The foiling is off on the Leclair and it took me this long to realize "Ric Lindros"
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box7a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box7a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box7a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box7b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box7b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box7b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 8</b>
Best Box yet. 8 inserts. been averaging 5.
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box8a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box8a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box8a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box8b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box8b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box8b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 9</b>
Worst Box yet! 3 inserts
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box9a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box9a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box9a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box9b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box9b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box9b" width=450></a>
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<B>Box 10</b>
Not a bad box. Can't stand the Linden D/C. makes me cringe when I pull those.
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box10a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box10a.jpg" border="0" alt="Box10a" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box10b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box10b.jpg" border="0" alt="Box10b" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 11</b>
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box11a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box11a.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box11b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box11b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 12</b>
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box12a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box12a.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box12b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box12b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 13</b>
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box13a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box13a.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box13b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box13b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 14</b>
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box14a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box14a.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box14b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box14b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 15</b>
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box15a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box15a.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box15b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box15b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a>
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<b>Box 16</b>
<a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box16a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box16a.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a><a href="http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/?action=view&current=Box16b.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/hockeynick1721/1997-98%20Leaf%20Case%20Break/Box16b.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" width=450></a>
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</center>
<center><b>Summary</b></center>
<b>Subsets:</b>
Gold Leaf Rookies: 38 (did not complete set missing Thornton, Marleau, and Jokinen)
Day in the Life (Trevor Linden): 55 (only three sets)
Gamers: 43 (did not complete set missing Gretzky)
<b>Inserts:</b>
Fractal Matrix: 44 (doubles of Nolan, Lachance, Primeau, and Linden DIL 190)
Fractal Matrix Die Cuts: 10
Banner Season: 11 (triples of Forsberg and Grier)
Pipe Dreams: 10 (Triples of Theodore, doubles of Thibault)
Fire On Ice: 5 (doubles of Bure)
<b>Overall</b>
I'm very happy with purchase ($130 USD - $8/box). I already own the second and third most expensive cards, so I was in search of the Gold Fractal Matrix Gretzky which BVs over $250. But the real reason behind the purchase was to capture the Fractal Matrix Forsberg cards I needed. Unfortunately, I pulled none of the ones I needed.
The collation of this product was terrible, I couldn't even finish the subset sets. But if I could find a case at that price again, I would do it.


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - ricebondsmntna2young - 07-06-2011 04:44 PM

Keep going...if you start a new post immediately, it just inserts a break into the same post. The real way around the 10 pic limit? Keep hitting 'submit' and eventually it'll work


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - bonnev659 - 07-07-2011 06:10 AM

great stuff

too bad it was a year after my Whalers left...


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - hockeynick1721 - 07-09-2011 08:53 AM

UPDATE: six boxes left. I will break them tomorrow. So expect the final posting sometime then.


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - p8030103 - 07-09-2011 09:09 AM

Those Linden cards are a laugh riot!


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - hockeynick1721 - 07-10-2011 05:38 PM

Completed


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - bonnev659 - 07-11-2011 05:22 AM

wow you did well for that case for the price point

where did you find it? i hope you are able to complete the other sets and get your other Peter cards


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - alstott9adams - 07-11-2011 06:22 AM

All and all good break


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - pens1fan - 07-11-2011 06:41 AM

Love the old school break. Some very nice hits. Congrats!!!


RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break - hockeynick1721 - 08-11-2012 11:12 AM

Reviving the good memories.