I looked at all my oversize cards and there was one that was pretty exciting, an 07-08 OPC Oversize Sidney Crosby! Not a bad hit, books for 40 bucks and certainly is nice. But what this post is really about is what I found in the 07-08 Black Diamond packs. The first pack was boring, all single diamond base cards. The second pack had a card I have never seen before!
07-08 Black Diamond Gold Lauri Tukonen /10
This card is a hit right? It is numbered to 10, but really I guess it could be numbered to 1 still be as unattractive to me as a numbered card out of 10. Don't get me wrong, I am not hating, after all I do own his autographed future watch card too! However, he is a former 1 round bust who is as close to coming back to the NHL as I am to getting into the NHL. He has played exactly 1 more NHL game since this card came out and that was 5 seasons ago.
So, would you rather pull this card, or a base card? I think in the end, I am a little happier with this card than a base card, but I would gladly have had an autograph of a nobody or a game used card of a New York Ranger than this card :(
Let me know what you think, would this be a hit to you? Would you have been elated to land Lauri?
However, as a side note, the card is a curiosity to some degree as I have never seen this parallel in person before, and maybe that is enough to satisfy me....but still this does make an interesting debate..