Sunday, October 13, 2013

Retail Review #70 (07/08 Be a Player Blaster)

Back with another blaster of 2007/08 Be a Player. I did pretty well with my last blaster on this back in Retail Review #65. So now I feel that the odds are against me with this one... but what am I going to do? Not open it up? Of course not! Maybe this will be another outstanding box! The only way to find out is to go ahead and rip into it. With only two packs, this one's not going to take long at all.

Price - 

Packs - 2
07/08 Be a Player Blaster Packs

I always enjoy opening up Be a Player blasters. They're quick, easy and fun. The NHL player on the front of the box is Patrick Kane. Both him and his fellow teammate Jonathan Toews have rookie cards from this year. Since their debut, Kane and Toews have already won the Stanley Cup twice. Looks like Upper Deck chose wisely to put Kane on the front of this box. Getting a Kane or Toews out of this would be pretty incredible. The 2007/08 hockey season was two years before I got back into the hobby. I definitely missed out on the opportunity to pick up these young superstars early in their careers. Believe it or not, I actually don't think I own a Kane or Toews rookie card in my collection!

Here I go breaking into this 2007/08 BAP blaster box:

Review -
This two pack break was very quick. I would say that this blaster was average to below average. The autograph that came out was of a known player, but not one that commands a high value. And the rest of the base cards were mostly of players who don't have a high hobby interest. I was a little surprised as usually Be a Player base sets are smaller, thus easier to get the bigger names... not that getting superstar base cards is all that great... but still... it's nice when big names actually come out of something you open, base or otherwise.

It was pretty difficult choosing a top three, but here they are:

Top 3 Cards

#3 - Mike Fisher Card No. 137
When Mike Fisher makes the top three you know there are slim pickin's! So why did I chose Mike Fisher? Well, he's been in the news recently regarding some disharmony in his marriage to Carrie Underwood. Yup, that's it. Not really a good reason, but a reason.

#2 - Scott Niedermayer Card No. 7
Defensemen like Scott Niedermayer have long and great careers, but not very much hobby love. Niedermayer is a Hall of Fame hockey player and should get more recognition in the hobby. It's too bad he doesn't!

#1 - Brent Seabrook Card No. S-BS
Seabrook has been with Chicago since his first year in the NHL... that's pretty impressive! If I were a Blackhawks fan, I'd probably enjoy this card quite a bit as he has been a staple in Chicago's organization. Gotta love players that have spent a long time with one team. They've stuck with it in both thick and thin times for their squad.

Overall Value -
This wasn't a great blaster value-wise, but I still enjoyed it. I knew this one might be a bit of a let down after my other 07/08 Be a Player blaster. That's just how it works most of the time in this hobby. It's not going to stop me from getting these whenever I can though!

Let me know what you thought of this break in the comment section below. Have you ever pulled anything good out of one of these? I'd love to hear about it.

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1 comment:

  1. OK box, you got exactly what you paid for-nothing more, nothing less.