One of the perks of being a card blogger is that occasionally I receive free products to review and showcase. While baseball rules my collecting life, more and more I am being tempted into collecting hockey cards. While I absolutely loved the “hits” from this box of 2008-’09 Black Diamond, overall it brought back some rough memories for me.
For starters, the base cards have way too much going on. I can honestly say these are the worst-designed base cards I have seen in sometime. They remind me of something Pacific Trading Cards would have released in the late-90’s. The only element that saved this box was the “hits” and inserts, which featured cut-out and even a card with a see-through window similar to this Pacific “classic” (link).
What was great about the game-used relics is that between three cards that could have been duds, there was seven different color patches with one being serial numbered to 100. The autograph as expected was a sticker but it barely sticks out and the inserts truly made me feel I was busting a product from the late-90’s, just not the great ones.
For the hits alone I’d bust another box but only if I could find one for about $60 dollars.
Thumbnails lead to full-size scans.
You be the judge! How did I do?