Let's take a look at the front of the card:
NAME: First Goal
I picked up this insert card from Kyle in a trade a week back. The entire premise behind the insert set is to show a past rookies first goal. For example, Linus Omark's rookie season was in 2010-11 so this card shows the exact moment when Omark scored his first NHL goal from the season before.
I'm sure this insert set has been done before although no specific sets come to my mind. But I really like the idea of the insert set and the fact that I can't remember any other particular sets that were similar help to boost its mark for idea.
As for the pictures they use, this is where it gets tricky. The only pictures they can use is of the players celebration after their first goal. Therefore, if the celebration was crappy, you get a crappy picture. But sometimes you'll get the odd shot of a player smiling or in shock that makes the picture stand out. The Omark card is kind of boring though... The Taylor Hall is my favourite picture from the set.
This card is what makes me appreciate the pictures in this set even more. I love the look of relief on Subban's face and even more his two teammates holding their arms up beside them. The picture is framed really well.
The design on the front of the card is simple and 90's like. The "First Goal" lettering on the top reminds me of something that would come out of a Pro Set subset or something. It looks classic and flows well from left to right. The picture takes up most of the card and is not cluttered which I appreciate. The basic name and team sits on the bottom, but most importantly is the date of the goal that sits on the right side.
Player selection can't get too out of hand considering their isn't a huge list of players to chose from. That being said though, nobody wants to get a card of a player they don't know, so by keeping the player selection among those young guys that are better known is a plus.
There are 15 cards in the set and with guys like Hall, Subban, Omark, Hodgson, Tatar, Skinner, Condra, Fowler etc. I'm liking the variety.
Player Selection: 5/5
TOTAL - 15.5/20
Overall I really like the insert set and might even think of pursuing it, especially since one of my PC guys is in it.
What do you think of the insert set? What do you rate it?
GO NUCKS GO!