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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

2012-13 Limited Box Break

  I recently opened a box/pack of 2012-13 Limited.  1 box = 1 pack = 7 cards.  Let's look at the goods.

   I don't like the red background on the regular base cards.  I prefer the colour scheme of the Silver parallels.  In fact, I really like the silver parallels.

  The Back to the Future card features Zach Kassian on the front.  Jakob Silfverberg has gotten out to a good start with his new team, the Ducks. 

  The star of the pack is the Jonathan Quick Silver Monikers.  Not great, but not horrible, but nothing here for my PC.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

1981-82 OPC Bill Ranford + Bonus Ranford

  It's been a while since I posted so here's two retro Bill Ranford cards.  I stumbled across a picture on eBay.  I have never seen pictures of Bill Ranford in an Oilers uniform while wearing a cage.  I am guessing that this picture was taken on November 9, 1988.  For one, the Oilers only played two road games against the New Jersey Devils that season, and two, #23 for the New Jersey Devils, Bruce Driver, only played in 27 games that season, and only one at home versus the Oilers.  Ranford must have donned a mask later in the season.  He has one on for his 1989-90 Panini Sticker.

  For some reason, I felt the picture scream 81-82 OPC.

  Afterwards, I felt it'd be better as an 88-89 OPC, is if it was from the update set.

  Since I'm using his picture, I may as well provide a link to his auction.  Guy has tons of 3x5 pics from the 80s.