Friday, June 29, 2012

HOCKEY CUBE - 2006-07 Beehive (Pack Rip) and Other Random Cards

Continuing along with this hockey cube I picked up a little over a month ago, today Ill be showing a rather uneventful pack rip of a product I actually do like. As the title mentions that is 2006-07 Bee Hive produced by Upper Deck.

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.

Where the design loses me is the back. I like that they went with a sepia/black and white colour scheme but the actual design of the card doesn't flow well from front to back. If you put the front of one card next to the back of another I would never guess they come from the same product.

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:

Alex Auld - 3/3 COMPLETE! 27 TOTAL
Murray Bannerman - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Martin Brochu - 3/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Richard Brodeur - 1/3 COMPLETE! 16 TOTAL (1 JERSEY, 1 EVENT-USED, 1 AUTO)
Gary Bromley
Bruce Bullock
Sean Burke - 2/3 COMPLETE! 21 TOTAL
Frank Caprice
Jacques Caron
Dan Cloutier - 3/3 COMPLETE! 35 TOTAL (2 JERSEY, 2 AUTO's)
Ed Dyck
Ken Ellacott
Bob Essensa - 3/3 COMPLETE! 14 TOTAL
Mike Fountain - 3/3 COMPLETE! 11 TOTAL
Troy Gamble - 2/2 COMPLETE! 21 TOTAL
George Gardner 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
John Garrett - 2/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Glen Hanlon - 1/3 COMPLETE! 6 TOTAL
Johan Hedberg - 3/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Rick Heinz
Corey Hirsch - 1/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Charlie Hodge - 2/2 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Arturs Irbe - 1/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Jason LaBarbera - 2/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Ken Lockett
Roberto Luongo - 3/3 COMPLETE! 62 TOTAL (2 JERSEY)
Drew MacIntyre - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Cesare Maniago - 1/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Bob Mason - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Dave McClelland
Steve McKichan
Kirk McLean - 2/3 COMPLETE! 153 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Rob McVicar - 1/1 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Alfie Michaud - 1/1 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Tyler Moss
Mika Noronen - 3/3 COMPLETE! 6 TOTAL
Maxime Ouellet - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Félix Potvin - 3/3 COMPLETE! 32 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Andrew Raycroft - 1/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Curt Ridley - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Dany Sabourin - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Curtis Sanford - 3/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Cory Schneider - 1/2 COMPLETE! 12 TOTAL (2 JERSEY)
Corey Schwab - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Petr Skudra - 3/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Gary Smith - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Garth Snow - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Kevin Weekes - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Steve Weeks - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Kay Whitmore - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Dunc Wilson - 1/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Wendell Young - 1/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL 



  1. I'll give you 5 random Canucks common cards for that Riendeau...

    1. Sure! I'll dig and try to find some extra goodies! Let me know how to reach you so I can get your shipping address.

  2. Was Modano ever that young? Wow....