Back in March, I purchased a box of 2010-11 Artifacts. (Breakdown of that box here). It was a positive experience, and I like the look of the cards, so I decided to pick up 3 more boxes. Here are the results from the first of those 3 boxes (my 2nd box of Artifacts overall):
31 Base Cards
There are 100 different base cards. Hopefully, I’ll get a full base set (and not a ton of dupes) in my 4 boxes.
2 Artifacts Rookies
Ilkka Heikkinen 323 / 999 – “Heikkinen” sounds like an import draft beer.
Richard Clune 861 / 999 – Never heard of this guy.
1 Rookie Redemption
#242 – Wild Card – Once redeemed, this will get me a card of Travis Hamonic.
1 Artifacts Stars
Tomas Vanek 576 / 999 – Wish this was another rookie card, instead of a redundant card of a star player.
Bobby Hull 530/ 999 – Now, this is more like it. Artifacts should have included more Legends instead of those short-printed “Star” cards.
1 Emerald base parallel
Ryan Getzlaf 37 / 50 – The corners, text and logo are green, but scanned kind of dark.
Matt Ellis autograph – What’s this? Another Buffalo Sabre? My first box break yielded me an autograph of Sabres backup goalie Jhonas Enroth.
Marc Andre Fleury Frozen Artifacts 12 / 35 – A decent card of a decent player.
Marty Turco Frozen Artifacts 16 / 50 – Turco played a long time with the Dallas Stars, but spent the 2010-11 season with the Blackhawks. Fortunately, Upper Deck didn’t slap a ‘Hawks logo on it.
Paul Kariya / David Backes Tundra Tandems Emerald 33 / 35
All the jersey cards are for trade.
I’ll post the results of the next box soon.