My most recent trip to the LCS brought me simply for supplies. I had to hold myself back from buying anything. I needed top loaders and those 4 rowed boxes for base cards. Unfortunately, they only had the 2 rowed boxes. As a gratuity, the lady gave me a free pack of SpX. When she said that, I was shocked. "A nine dollar pack?" I thought. I quickly figured out that the pack she offered me was the last of the hobby box and that she probably knew nothing spectacular was within it. This left me in a difficult situation, do I take the cards knowing I will probably pull nothing and thus leave a worst taste of the SpX product in my mouth? Or do I kindly say "that's okay, I wouldn't want to take cards for free" and pass the opportunity? I quickly came back to my senses and thought "why are you even considering this, it's a free pack man, take it!" I thankfully took the pack with a smile and opened it at home.
First I pulled 3 base cards. Since I figured I wasn't gonna pull any GU AUTO RC I thought I might pull a Canuck - nope. Besides that, the cards are so cool. I don't know what it is about SpX and why I like it so much. It just looks so modern and sleek and well...cool. I really like the subtle gold foil in the team logo and SpX logo as well as the name.
Foil really brings out the dust in my scanner. But hey! This isn't too bad! I was pleasantly surprised to see a SpX Finite RC. When I originally saw the Carolina jersey I was hoping it was Jeff Skinner, but instead I got Zac Dalpe. Dalpe has played 15 games for the Hurricanes this season and has recorded 4 points. This season in the AHL with the Charlotte Checkers Zac played 61 and games and recorded 57 points.
The Zac Dalpe SpX Finite rookie is numbered to /499 because it's a Level 1 rookie. You can find SpX Finite RC's 1 in every 38 packs on average (1:38). The mist coming up from the bottom reminds me a lot of the SP Authentic cards. I like the simple design of SP authentic cards. Simple is a nice break from all the out of the box designs that are around today.
GO NUCKS GO!