Ok, these came out a few weeks ago, but I was in Ireland so I couldn’t get a pack until now.
I’ve read a bunch of other bloggers reviews which ran from “meh” to “great”.
Start with the pack.
Simply, classic design from UD. I wish OPC was stil their own Canadian company, but I guess it’s better to have the spirit live on then have it die out. Each year I wonder if it’s going to end which would both suck and also be a good thing for me as it would give my collection defined limits.
I actually bought 2 packs (each with 6 cards) and have combined the highlights here:
Commons: 4 per pack.
The design is nice and simple and is how a Hockey Card should be. It does remind me of the Topps baseball set from 1973, so I guess there is not much new these days.
I think this is where the “meh” factor comes in. After the last few years of hits on these, this one is a miss.
Casey Cizikas? Seriously? What Marquee will he ever be on? Maybe Disney On Ice in Slovenia.
So that’s it. No 1 of 1’s or super short prints for me. And 10 cards toward the set. Only 590 cards to go to complete the set.
Overall rating: Solid but ultimately bloated set that I’ll end up collecting.
PS. Anyone have a large number of commons to dump off on this set, I’m your man 🙂