Sunday, July 2, 2017

Retail Review #263 (99/00 ITG Millennium Signature Series)

This is a first for Retail Review! It's a pack of 1999/00 ITG Millennium Signature Series. This may not be a retail product, per se... but it's old enough (and cheap enough) that I think it warrants a break on Retail Review. I've never opened up one of these before so I'm excited to see what I get!

Price - 

Packs - 1
99/00 ITG Millennium Signature Series Pack

I was able to find these packs on clearance at under $7 each. That's a pretty great deal for a guaranteed autograph inside. I used to buy Be a Player blasters for over double that amount and get the same autographed content.

These little packs are a great deal, unfortunately, probably most or all of the players found in them will be retired already. So no current players should be found here. That may be a turn off to some as people seem to always want the latest and greatest, but I hope to uncover a gem or two in these packs. I'm not sure what the best card to get would be, but I'm willing to try them out!

Let's rip this blaster open and check out what's inside:

Review -
Just one pack in this interesting packaging format. It's a white cellophane pack that isn't your typical wrapping, but it does the job. Each pack contains five cards. It was cool to see that the cards were done on a nice foil board. Foil was a very popular medium in the late 90's and is still today. However, I feel that the quality of the card was better back then. The cards feel more robust and sturdy, and the designs were a lot more fun. These cards really make me miss the days of old when cards were like this. Out of the five cards I got a couple players that I recognized and a couple that I didn't.

Here are my top cards from this break:

Top 3 Cards

#3 - Dan Cloutier Card No. 219
I recognize Cloutier of course as a popular goalie. I believe Coutier makes up half the name of Clouts n' Chara, the famous Canadian card dealer. He was the first player out of the pack and I was glad to get someone I recognized right out the gate.

#2 - Ed Belfour Card No. 79
Eddie the Eagle was my second card. I'm not a huge fan of Belfour's as his stint with San Jose wasn't very good, but he is a respected goalie from the era. Here he is in a Stars sweater, one of the teams he played for after his great run with the Hawks.

#1 - Matt Higgins Card No. 131
My autograph was of Habs player Matt Higgins. I don't know much about him, but I do like the fact that the autograph is on-card. Higgins used a pretty thin Sharpie for the autograph. It's a little different than the medium inks used today, but I like the look of it! Very classy!

Overall Value -
I really enjoyed opening this blast from the past. And I'm glad that I have three more to open in the next few weeks of Retail Review. These Millennium packs are a great deal and if you're into this era of hockey I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up as soon as possible!

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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  1. Good stuff--opend a few of these back in the day--a guaranteed autograph was a big thing---
    you opened a Nieuwendyk pack, not Modano

  2. glad that you were guaranteed a auto and as always a good break