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1997-98 Leaf Case Break
07-06-2011, 04:35 PM (This post was last modified: 07-10-2011 09:03 AM by hockeynick1721.)
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1997-98 Leaf Case Break
This is my First Case Ever!

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
  • 1997-98 Leaf Fractal Matrix #3 Peter Forsberg GZ
  • 1997-98 Leaf Fractal Matrix Die Cuts #3 Peter Forsberg GZ
  • 1997-98 Leaf Fractal Matrix Die Cuts #170 Peter Forsberg GM BY
  • 1997-98 Leaf Banner Season #13 Peter Forsberg
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.

Print Runs
(X,Y,Z are only visible on the Die Cut cards)
Prices


Here's what the case looked like.
Case1Case2Case3Case4Case5


Box 1
Great box to open up the festivities. Pulled a Forsberg I needed, and hit some disappointing but funny/enjoyable Linden DIL Fractal Matrix cards.
Box1aBox1b


Box 2
Wasn't that happy with one.
Box2aBox2b


Box 3
Wasn't that happy with this one either and doubles on the Pipe Dreams, but there's still 13 more.
Box3aBox3b


Box 4
Back on track with this one.
Box4aBox4b


Box 5
Another good box. Poor value, but fun.
Box5aBox5b


Box 6
Should have ended after box 5 but decided to open this bad one.
Box6aBox6b


Box 7
The foiling is off on the Leclair and it took me this long to realize "Ric Lindros"
Box7aBox7b


Box 8
Best Box yet. 8 inserts. been averaging 5.
Box8aBox8b


Box 9
Worst Box yet! 3 inserts
Box9aBox9b


Box 10
Not a bad box. Can't stand the Linden D/C. makes me cringe when I pull those.
Box10aBox10b


Box 11
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Box 12
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Box 13
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Box 14
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Box 15
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Box 16
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Summary

Subsets:
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)
Inserts:
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)
Overall
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.
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07-06-2011, 04:44 PM
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RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break
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

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07-07-2011, 06:10 AM
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RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break
great stuff

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

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07-09-2011, 08:53 AM
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RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break
UPDATE: six boxes left. I will break them tomorrow. So expect the final posting sometime then.

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07-09-2011, 09:09 AM
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RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break
Those Linden cards are a laugh riot!

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

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

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07-11-2011, 06:22 AM
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RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break
All and all good break

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07-11-2011, 06:41 AM
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RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break
Love the old school break. Some very nice hits. Congrats!!!

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08-11-2012, 11:12 AM
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RE: 1997-98 Leaf Case Break
Reviving the good memories.

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