Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Upper Deck the Cup vs. Panini Dominion



This is the showdown of the Ultimate Hockey boxes both are very high exquisite top of the line hockey boxes. I have yet to open any of these boxes because they aren't cheap. But I Love the fact that most of these are on card Auto's and Not Stick Graphs so that the players actual saw and touched the cards.

Upper Deck the Cup
1 pack of cards wrapped in a pack inside a tine inside a box-

PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:

Signed Rookie Patch Cards
Autographed Rookie Patch Level 2 – #’d to 249
Autographed Rookie Patch Level 1 — #’d to 99

Autographed Patch Cards
Signature Patches – #’d to 75
Signature Patches SP – #’d to 25
Dual Signature Patches – #’d to 35
Sidney Crosby Tribute, Auto Patch version – varied #ing
Alexander Ovechkin Tribute, Auto Patch version – varied #ing
Emblems of Endorsements – #’d to 15
Limited Logos – #’d to 50
Honorable Numbers – #’d to jersey #
Dual Honorable Numbers – #’d to jersey #
Scripted Swatches – #’d to 25
Dual Scripted Swatches – #’d to 5
Autographed Cup Foundations Quadruple Patches – #’d to 5
Dual Autographed NHL Shields – #’d to 1
Regular Card Auto Patch variation – #’d to 1
Autographed Rookie Patches, Gold Rainbow // – #’d to jersey number

The Cup’s Upper-Echelon Autograph & Memorabilia Inserts
Stanley Cup Signatures – #’d to 50
Stanley Cup Signatures Dual – #’d to 25
o Stanley Cup Signatures Triple- #’d to 10
o Stanley Cup Titlists (Autograph Jerseys) – #’d to # of Cups won
o Stanley Cup Titlists (Autograph only) – #’d to # of Cups won
o Hardware Heroes (Autograph Jerseys) – #’d to # of trophies won
o Hardware Heroes (Autograph only) – #’d to # of trophies won
o Programme of Excellence – #’d to 10
o (NEW) Programme of Excellence Duals – #’d to 5
o Autographed Rookie Draft Boards — #’d to 25
o Autographed Rookies (non-patch) – #’d to 199
o (NEW) Sidney Crosby Tribute, Autograph version – varied #ing
o (NEW) Alexander Ovechkin Tribute, Autograph version – varied #ing
o Cup Enshrinements – #’d to 50
o Cup Enshrinements Duals – #’d to 35
o Cup Enshrinements Triples – #’d to 15
o Cup Foundations Quadruple Jerseys – #’d to 25
o Cup Foundations Quadruple Patches – #’d to 10
o Autographed Cup Foundations Quadruple Jerseys – #’d to 10
o Dual NHL Shields – #’d to 1
o Legendary Cuts – varied #ing
o Property of … – #’d to 1
o Cup Trios (jerseys) – #’d to 25
o Cup Quads (jerseys) – #’d to 10
o Cup Trios Patch // – #’d to 10
o Cup Quads Patch // – #’d to 5
o Rookie Masterpiece (pressplates) – #’d to 1
o Autographed Rookie Masterpiece (pressplates) – #’d to 1
o The Cup Masterpiece (pressplates) – #’d to 1
o Artist Proof Redemptions (for un-cut sheets!) – varied qtys.
o Regular Cards Jersey variation – #’d to 25
o Regular Cards Patch variation – #’d to 10
o Regular Cards Patch variation – #’d to 1
o Regular Cards Auto variation – #’d to 1

Regular Set Parallels
o Regular Cards Gold // – #’d to 25
o Regular Cards Black // – #’d to 1
o Autographed Rookies Gold Rainbow // – #’d to jersey number
o Rookie cards Gold // – #’d to 25
o Rookie cards Black // – #’d to 1

Regular Cards
o Regular Cards – #’d to 249

2010-11 Panini Dominion
1 pack of cards in a wooden box in anther box
Release Date: 9/14/2011

Product Configuration:1 pack per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: High-End Football Card
Box Price: $350
Target Audience: Hit Seekers, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors
Box Break

6 Autographed or Game Used Memorabilia Card Hits
At Least 3 of the 6 hits are Autographs.
At Least 1 On-Card Rookie Autograph

Product Highlights:

No sticker autographs. All signatures are signed on-card.
Kindest Cuts - 1/1 cut signature cards honoring the greatest hockey legends of all time
Peerless Patches - Dual and Quad book cards featuring the best patch cuts from hockey’s greatest stars of the past and present.
Pen Pals - Dual (#/50), Triple (#/25) and Quad (#/5) signed cards featuring autographs from the biggest name NHL stars.
Engravatures - Cards embedded with pieces of real silver that are engraved with the names of former Stanley Cup winners.
Nifty 50 - Autographs of hockey’s fabled single-season 50-goal scorer.
Brass Bonanza - On-card autographs that pay tribute to the legends of the Hartford Whalers, all numbered to 50 or less.
Tape to Tape - Features autographs paired alongside actual tape sliced from the signers' game-used hockey sticks.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cristobal Huet



This is another photo that I got at the Blackhawks Training camp yesterday but this came for $8. I was shocked this is an awesome photo from the 2009 Winter classic at Wrigley Field. It from the players entrance before the games starts with all the fireworks and the smoke is just a cool illusion make a sweet entrance.

Huet was on the Hawks 2010 Stanley Cup team as a backup to Antti Niemi. Now he's in Europe still getting paid by Stan Bowman but it doesn't go against our salary cap so that's nice.

Nikolai Khabibulin



I bought this photo yesterday at the Chicago Blackhawks Training camp it was only a cheap $10 so I thought it was a good deal. Nikolai was one of the hawks star goalies from 2006-2009. He is also a Stanley Cup Champion from the 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning.

He's not in his prime now and really hasn't been since he was traded from the Hawks plus getting his drunk driving incident in Arizona ending him up and Jail for 15 days and hose arrest for 15 days.

I also like the photo because it is a photo file official picture with the NHL Hologram

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dominik Hasek/ Marian Hossa



I got this card on Ebay for $5 and It was a steal considering it has a future Hall of famer (Hasek) and Chicago Blackhawks Star Marian Hossa. Considering now they were both Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings

Roberto Luongo



Drafted by New York Islanders round 1 #4 overall 1997 NHL Entry Draft

A wasted trade by the Islanders and then just when he was getting good with Florida they traded him for Todd Bertuzzi one of the gooniest players in the leaugue.

This is one of my favorite cards. Lot of Chicagoan hate Luongo but me being a goalie I like him a lot until he made remarks about Tim Thomas for stopping pucks and then later losing in the Finals.

Marc-Andre Fleury

Chris Osgood

Tukka Rask

Johan Franzen



Drafted by Detroit Red Wings round 3 #97 overall 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Franzen is one of Detroit's top scores. I wouldn't say that he has sick moves like Datsyuk and not as highly rated like Zetterberg but he is a good scorer.

Nick Leddy

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mismatched Goalies

I want to post some pictures/cards of goalies who had just been traded away to new teams and they still have their equipment from the old team when the card was made.






1. Ron Hextall: Traded from the Islanders to the Flyers. He is pictured with his Islanders gear on a Flyers jersey and a blank mask

2. Martin Biron: Traded from Buffalo to Philidelphia. He is pictured with his Sabres pads with a Flyers mask.

3.Kevin Hodson: Traded from Detroit to Tampa: Pictured wearing Red Wings pads and Lightning mask

4. Mike Smith: Traded from Dallas to Tampa. Pictured in Dallas Pads with Stars mask


5.Dwayne Roloson He was traded from the NY Islanders to Tampa Bay. Wearing Islanders mask and pads.

6. Jeff Hackett: Traded from Montreal to Boston. Pictured with Canadiens pads and mask.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Joe Pavelski


Drafted by San Jose

I like this card a lot because Joe Pavelski went to Wisconsin.

He had a breakout year in the 2009-10 Playoffs recording 9 goals

This is the 3rd Autograph card I pulled from the SP Authentic box. Again I like the idea of players signing on the cards because they actually touched the card and it can be messed up like sticker graphs can.

Justin Mercier



Drafted by The Colorado Avalnche in the 2005 Draft going #168 overall in the sixth round

This is the second autograph I got form the box of 2010-2011 SP Authentic Hockey

This is a cool on the card auto and he even included his jersey number 43

David Kohn



Drafted by the Islanders

I don't have much info on him. I like that the autograph is on the card and not a sticker graph.

I pulled this from a box of 2010-2011 SP Authentic

Pavel Datsyuk

I wanted to start showing of some of my favorite cards and rookie cards. So I will forst start with one of my favorites.

Pavel Datsyuk one of the best dangler/dekers in the NHL.

It is in pretty good condition and I have not seen many/ any at all of these cards even though there are 100 of them.