So here are the results of my two boxes of 11/12 Certified. Even though one box was far better than the other, it was a pretty fun break in all!
11/12 Certified Base Card
Here is the front shot of the base cards. I ended up with 87 base cards and 1 double.
Martin St. Louis Fabric of the Game /25
Mark Katic Freshman Signings
James van Riemsdyk Mirror Blue Auto /99
Milan Lucic Mirror Blue Materials /99
Another hit numbered to 99. I always liked the way this kid plays!
The big hit from box one!
In addition, I also landed a few inserts and a mirror red parallel of a common player.
Box 2 was much less exciting. There were a few insert cards and the hits below:
I ended up with 2 rookies:
The first one was a Cameron Gaunce auto, he is an up and coming defenseman for the Avalanche. He is also the older brother of Brendan Gaunce whose auto joined my collection last year in a box of Heroes and Prospects. The second rookie was Aaron Palushaj. The card is numbered to /499 and he has a name I can't pronounce. He has some talent I think, but I have yet to see him play.
The other two hits are plain in terms of swatch detail, I have a Fabric of the Game Brad Richards /25 and a Fabric of the Game Brian Gionta /99. Certainly a much less exciting box, but also makes me glad I grabbed both because if I just left with one box....which of these two would it have been?
I am now faced with a tough decision. I have 87 out of 150 base cards and going after a set through boxes could get a little pricey especially if I break more boxes like box two. However, a base set might set me back 20 bucks or so and then that would end the hits. If anyone out there has base they want to unload, I will gladly trade and in the meanwhile I might try one more box in the fall.
If anyone is interested in the hits, most are up for trade!