Sunday, August 24, 2014

Retail Review #115 (10/11 Pinnacle Blaster)

Pinnacle is a retail product that I don't mind opening. It's always a decently fun break, and should have at least a jersey card inside for me to find. As the years have gone on, I have really warmed up to these initial Panini products - probably because their prices have dropped so much!

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Packs - 8
10/11 Pinnacle Packs

I would rarely hesitate to buy any product from 2010/11. That year was such an awesome year for hockey cards. With an amazing rookie class, there is always a great hope to pull someone good like a Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, or PK Subban.

If you enjoy going through your cards and looking at them, Pinnacle is the perfect set for you. It features a ton of unique images on the card fronts. Though the card design is a bit lacking for me, the photo quality is nearly unrivaled. It's a joy to look at 10/11 Pinnacle.

The blaster should hold a hit, a few rookies, and a few inserts. If I get that in the box I'll be pretty happy.

Let's open up this blaster and see what comes out of it:

Review -
What a solid break! I can honestly say this break was very good for a blaster. I was able to pull everything that I thought I would, and got some decent names out of it as well. My two rookie cards could have been better, but that's ok.

I pulled a NuFex card of Tomas Kaberle which looked pretty sweet. Panini's NuFex technology looks very good.

In the end I got a pretty big stack of base cards and some solid keepers in terms of inserts and my hit.

Here are the top three cards from this break:

Top 3 Cards

#3 - Jaroslav Halak Card No. 29
It takes a pretty stunning photo to make the top 3, and this is just that kind of photo. I remember really enjoying this photo back when this product was released, and it was awesome to see it again. There is a lot conveyed in this image - it's awesome.

#2 - Jonathan Quick Card No. 9
This is a really sweet looking card of Jonathan Quick. Not only does it have the NuFex foiling technology, the retro sweater he is wearing looks ridiculously cool. All around a very good looking card.

#1 - Jarome Iginla Card No. 16
It can be hard to find a hit featuring a star of the game, but that's what I got today. Jarome Iginla is definitely a nice pull out of a blaster. The entire card looks great with the city skyline in the back. Serial numbering to 499 makes the card even better.

Overall Value -
For under ten dollars this box was very good. Whenever you buy a blaster, you're really just looking for a good time. I think this blaster definitely delivered a good time for me as I was opening it. Great looking base cards and inserts and also a sweet hit. Top notch box of Pinnacle right here!

Let me know what you thought of my 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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