Just thought I'd scan the wrapper to maybe trigger any past memories of busting this stuff. Inside were four cards and I was not lucky enough to get that one out of eight packs with that Bee Hive Rookie. Instead you could probably guess what I pulled...
Yup, four base cards...yipee! But I do particularly enjoy the bordered design of these cards. You don't see this sort of thing in today's products.
If I were UD I would have continued the border on the back and have full career stats. I do really like the "Did You Know?" bubble but if it were along the side in a box kinda like old OPC cards it would have been more symmetrical like the front and less cluttered.
Unfortunately, I have no say in the design process so I'm just gonna have to deal with it.
On to some other random cards. Also included in the hockey cube was a pack of cards I had never seen before and I wish to never see again.
These cards are UG-A-LY! I can smell the cheese oozing off of these card designs. They from the early 90's and feature players from different QMJHL teams. No thanks, next please...
The "Cube" promised 200 hockey cards so that meant after the 5 packs and the Score Rookies and Traded box there were still cards to be fulfilled. So the company throws in a number of random base cards etc. Mostly from the junk wax era...scratch that...ALL from the junk wax era. But, that doesn't mean there weren't some interesting cards.
As you can see above, there is a Chris Gratton RC, as well as a base of recent HHOF inductee Adam Oates. Some neat goalie shots of Barrasso and Riendeau. Last but not least, Modano in a North Stars jersey as well as the most annoying "hockey analyst" Nick Kypreos. These are just a few of the 40 or so cards in the cube.
I already have a copy of the Linden and the Quinn as well as the Young, but hey why not throw them in the Canucks binder and my Goalie Project binder? The Babych is a nice card, he was part of the Canucks run in 1994 and I had a great experience meeting him at a Canucks game once upon a time.
Even though that Young's a double it still counts in the Goalie Project counter:
GO NUCKS GO!