Saturday, October 19, 2019
Pack Sampling: 1990-91 Upper Deck hockey
I was trying to avoid doing two pack opening posts in a row, but I've been pretty lazy blog wise this past week, so you're getting another pack opening post. I promise that I won't do three in a row though... at least not at this time!
Today's pack is yet another one that I picked up for a quarter at ye olde "copy/print/card" shop a few months ago. As many of you already know, I'm not very well versed in hockey, and this is now only the second pack of hockey cards that I've ever opened, so be sure to take everything that you read in this post with a grain of salt -- because it's entirely possible that some of factoids are wrong, they were found on the internet after all.
There were a few different $0.25 hockey packs to choose from, I ended up going with this one mostly just because I hadn't recalled ever seeing any cards from this set, although upon opening it I did quickly realize that I have in fact seen this set on the blogs many times before. I was also sort of hoping to land a hologram, I didn't really care who it was of, I just wanted one. So, did I get one? Well, you'll just have to continue scrolling down to find out, won't you?
Chris is currently MIA (and I'm not being facetious this time), he's been disappeared for over a month and a half now, and isn't replying to emails -- maybe the power of a Whaler being shown on a blog will be enough to bring him back to us!
Well, as you can see there was no hologram to be had this time, but nevertheless, it was still a fun pack to open. Speaking of packs, am I the only one who still gets a great deal of satisfaction from the actual act of opening these early Upper Deck thick-foil wrappers? Just the sound they make when being opened, I mean even after all of these years, I can't get enough of that sound! Plus you can really wad these wrappers up into quite the tight little ball, I remember having battles with friends when I was wee lad, it was always surprising how much sting those foil balls could produce (especially if multiple wrappers were wadded up together) when making contact with bare skin. Anyways, I could probably talk about these wrappers indefinitely, but I'm sure some of you have other things to do today, so I'll just cut the post off here.
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