Wednesday 10 August 2011

Beckett Associates Mystery Case Break

Found these plastic sealed cases in the Wal-Mart checkout aisle last night for $5.49, curiosity got the best of me and well - here it lands on my kitchen table.

Put together by MJ Holding Company and released by Beckett Associates, the package promises $50 catalog value and every 10th pack contains $100 in book value cards.  It took me a utility knife to open the case and the cards were sealed inside a white envelope.

Check under the cut for the goods.

Cutting to the chase the case consisted of 20 cards, all of them being from the 2001-02 Pacific Adrenaline 'World Beaters' insert set which can be pulled at an odds of 3:25 packs.

16 - Mario Lemieux.  My favorite card/player from the lot.

15 - Alexei Kovalev.  In his first stint as a Penguin, where he would put up his best numbers.

20 - Jaromir Jagr.  I received double Jagr cards in the lot, I assume it was to increase the package value over/to $50.  I did miss out on the Paul Kariya card that's in this set from the lot, making for an incomplete set.

17 - Keith Tkachuk.

18 - Teemu Selanne.  I sometimes forget Selanne played a little over two seasons as a Shark.

19 - Mats Sundin.  Personally I was never a fan of Sundin; but as a side note he scored at least 70 points in every season of his career.

14 - John Leclair.
13 - Martin Havlat.

12 - Eric Lindros.  Lindros had his final impressive season in 2001-02, notching 73 points in 72 games.  It all started to go downhill from there.

11 - Alexei Yashin.  Still kickin'.

10 - Patrick Elias.  I was surprised to find out that he was still with the Devils.  I was also surprised to find out that Elias is tied with Sundin, Fedorov and Jagr with 15 overtime goals; the most in the NHL.

9 - Marian Gaborik.

3 - Joe Sakic.  All these players have long resumes but the drift of this insert set is based on their international play.  Sakic represented Team Canada a total of seven times.  This has to be my favorite international Sakic moment.

4 - Mike Modano. Modano represented Team USA a total of 11 times in his playing career!

6 - Steve Yzerman.
5 - Brett Hull.

7 - Pavel Bure.
8 - Zigmund Palffy.
2 - Chris Drury.

The set books for $50 so Beckett Associates kept with their guarantee.  Wish it came with the Kariya card though.

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