So I happened upon a seller who had two auctions ending within a few days of each other loaded with unopened hockey packs from the early-2000's. I thought that it was worth the money since I don't have a ton of cards from those years. The price tag on both auctions was $25 for 50+ packs with $10 shipping. I decided to give both of the them a shot and ended up winning both auctions. Here is a breakdown on the packs I won:
7 01/02 Upper Deck Series 2
7 01/02 UD MVP
13 01/02 UD Vintage
19 00/01 SP Authentic
1 01/02 Stanley Cup
1 01/02 UD Challenge for the Cup
13 2002 Between the Pipes
3 2002 Topps Archives
1 01/02 SP Authentic
6 01/02 Topps
3 01/02 Stadium Club
3 01/02 Top Shelf
6 01/02 Spx
11 01/02 Challenge for the Cup
8 00-01 Topps Chrome
2 01/02 UD Ice
They arrived today and I anxiously began the ripping...I started with the packs I was less interested in and moved my way up...what did I find???
From a Topps Chrome Pack:
Unfortunately, the next sets failed to live up to their predecessor's accomplishments: 01/02 UD MVP, 01/02 UD Vintage, 01/02 Stadium Club, 01/02 Topps. A few RCs and inserts, but nothing really special. In fact, there were a few of the Topps packs that had cards fused together so bad I ended up tossing them all...oh well...you win some you lose some right?
So having gone through the packs I was semi-interested in, it left a nice stack of packs left to rip...on we go...
The UD Ice packs were a HUGE let down since some of the cards were stuck together and ended up getting damaged when I was separating them. I did get a numbered redemption for the Devils which expired nearly a decade ago...too bad.
The Series 2 packs yielded three YGs (no one really worth mentioning), one insert, and a JP Dumont Exclusives numbered 080/100. I lost a few of these cards as well since they were stuck together...how friggin annoying...
Next was the Challenge for the Cup...which ended up being not much of a challenge since it yielded NOTHING! Not one card other than base! BOOOOOOOO!!!
I moved onto the BTP cards. The second pack in revealed yet another hit which made me squeal like a little girl (ok, maybe not that bad, but I was pretty excited)...
|2001-02 Between the Pipes Masks #13 Patrick Roy!!|
|WOW, I had seen these in auctions in the past, but never in person...VERY NICE!!! I was pleased...but a few packs later what did find???|
|2001-02 Between the Pipes Masks #1 Jacques Plante|
Next I ripped the Top Shelf packs and pulled a no-name rookie and base cards...
The SPX packs were next and yielded plenty of base and SPs, but no rookies...
Next to last I opened the Stanley Cup pack...and pulled two base cards and...
|2001-02 UD Stanley Cup Champs Sticks #SJJ Jaromir Jagr|
Lastly, I ripped the 20 SP packs...they yielded a number of nice inserts including a Gretzky Power Skaters insert, one rookie (Michael Riesen), plenty of base cards, and Sakic All-Time Greats card...oh yeah, did I mention that I also pulled a Sign of the Times auto?? I didn't??? Well...
I still have to sort through the cards, but I am pretty sure I hit on all of the biggies...
I am thrilled with my pulls and had a great time opening all of the packs...happy days!!! Well worth my time and money!!