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(06-15-2012 06:01 PM)ReimerFan Wrote: Buy a lottery ticket too? You should with this luck! Congratz!
(06-15-2012 05:52 PM)irbefan4life Wrote: I was in need of some supplies for the 'ole home today, so I stopped by Wal-Mart, the least annoying place to purchase groceries. Typical of the hockey collector type of person that I am, I noticed a lone box of those 16 pack mixed stuff. For $25 I thought that it would be quite a gamble, but the instincts within me told me to shut it and I ended up buying the box. I am glad that I did since the hits flowed out of it like diarrhea from the buffalo.
These are the hits that I received in the 17 random packs (there was an extra in the box) which I did not take the time to scan. And yes, I only bought one of these boxes:
2008-09 OPC: Kevin Westgarth RC
2008-09 OPC Retro: David Backes
2008-09 Upper Deck Series 1 Winter Classic Highlights: Colby Armstrong
2008-09 Upper Deck Series 1 Captain's Calling: Nicklas Lidstrom
2008-09 Victory Gamebreakers: Henrik Lundqvist
2009-10 Collector's Choice 3 Star Selections Choice Reserve: Kovalchuk/Little/Lehtonen
2009-10 Collector's Choice Cup Quest 1: Simon Gagne
2009-10 Collector's Choice Cup Quest 2: Sam Gagner
2009-10 MVP Hart Candidate: Mike Ribeiro
2009-10 OPC Canadian Heroes: Travis Zajac
2009-10 OPC Legend: Denis Potvin
2009-10 OPC Foil Parallel: Johnny Oduya
2009-10 OPC Retro: Sean Collins
2009-10 OPC Trophy Winner: Ethan Moreau
2009-10 Upper Deck Series 1 Top Guns: Jarome Iginla
2009-10 Victory Gamebreakers: Patrice Bergeron
2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Heroes: Johnny Bower
2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Heroes: Bobby Hull
And now for the better stuff, six hits, five of which are pretty solid. A Riley Armstrong rookie (who cares, right?), a Taylor Chorney Choice Reserve rookie parallel, a Jamie Benn rookie, a Jonas Gustavsson rookie, and a John Tavares Choice Reserve rookie parallel. Who would have imagined all that could come out of only three packs of the Collector's Choice product? And how about the autograph? Though not of the greatest player, the odds of pulling an auto is 1:216 packs, or half of a case. I had 2 packs in the box:
So next time you are out in Wal-Mart feeling elitist because of your Cup or Dominion, or high-end addiction, don't, because there are many nice little things that are still to be found in a random pack box that has obviously not been searched.
Comments not necessary, but they are always welcome, and yes, everything is available for trade!