2010-11 Donruss box break #2

With the All-Star game and my collection of 1991 All-Star memorabilia taking up the majority of this blog’s focus, my box breaks have been put on the backburner.

Time off from work due to the Chicago Snowpocalypse has changed that. On to my next box of 2010-11 Donruss Hockey.

Results for Box #2

223 Base Cards – I think I got a few doubles within the same box (e.g. 2 Toews in the same box).

6 Rated Rookies – Nick Spaling, Zach Hamill, Brayden Schenn, Eric Tangradi, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Jeff Skinner. I’ve heard of a few of these guys. I seem to get cards of Hamill and Spaling in every product I’ve bought this year.

Hits

Rookie Showcase Threads Zach Hamill – See! There’s Zach Hamill again. I hope this guy is good (or gets good). This card is serial-numbered 065 / 250.

Boys of Winter Jamie Benn jersey card – I’ve heard of Benn and this is a multi-colored swatch. This is what I’d deem a nice jersey card. Still not a fan of these things, though.

Boys of Winter Johan Backlund jersey card – What’s with these Flyers prospect goalies I keep getting? In my last box, I got a card of Philly prospect goalie Jeremy Duchesne.

Inserts

Fans of the Game – I only got 1 Fans of the Game card this time. It is of model/actress/singer/dancer Willa Ford, who is married to Mike Modano. Of course she’d be a fan of hockey if she married a hockey player, right?

1 Tough Times – I’m going to try to get all of these.

2 Ultimate Draft – A boring, uninspired, insert set.

3 Boys of Winter – Yawn. I’d rather have more of the Tough Times cards instead of these.

2 Ice Kings – I knew something was missing from my last box. I didn’t get any Ice Kings. In this box, I got Ice Kings cards of Bobby Hull

…and Brett Hull. What are the odds of getting these two guys in the same box. FYI, I love the original Ice Kings inserts from the 1993-94 Donruss set.

2 Les Gardiens – These are those clear plastic cards. I got Jaroslav Halak and Jonathan Quick.

Parallels

Alexander Ovechkin “Proof” card – I’m not a fan of parallels. This Ovie is numbered 031 / 100, and is available for trade.

So far, so good. Two boxes in, and I’m still liking this year’s Donruss. Tough Times, Les Gardiens and Ice Kings are great insert sets. I just wish I could get more of them per box. I’m not a fan of jersey cards, but at least these jersey cards are nice enough that I should be able to trade them.

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4 thoughts on “2010-11 Donruss box break #2”

  1. I can't really tell from the scan…is that Benn card a patch?

    Otherwise, nice hits. I really like those Ice Kings cards.

  2. Ice Kings and Rated Rookies are not for trade–I'm going to try and build those sets.

    I can't tell if the Benn card is a patch. I thought it was maybe where a white stripe meets black. It has stitching on it, though.

  3. That Bobby Hull card is awesome, I didn't know he was depicted in Whalers jersey. I'm going to have to seek that one out!

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