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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2013-14 Dominion Case Break Loot

I hadn't gone into a case break in a while, but with so many 2013-14 hockey sets out now, and attention spread elsewhere, I decided to buy into a break of 2013-14 Dominion. I picked up the Penguins, and got them at a decent price, which I'm sure has a lot to do with this now being a six-month-old product. With a high-end product, there aren't a whole lot of extra cards in the boxes, so there is a chance you will walk away empty handed. Luckily, that didn't happen, as I pulled the following cards:

Beau Bennett Rookie Patch Autograph Emerald Redemption /5
Apart from a nice Crosby or Malkin autograph, one thing I really wanted was a Bennett rookie. He is the only Penguin included in the Rookie Patch Autograph set, since Olli Maatta, I guess, didn't make his first NHL appearance until after production had begun. Unfortunately, the Bennett is a redemption, but hopefully this will get filled soon. I have a bunch of Bennett hits already, but this one contains an on-card autograph, a patch, and a low serial number. All the elements you need for a fantastic card.

Jeff Zatkoff Rookie Autograph 267/299
Zatkoff was the only other Penguins rookie to make the Dominion set, but his card just has the on-card autograph, with no memorabilia swatch. Still, this was a card I definitely wanted, as Zatkoff was really put to the test this year. After Tomas Vokoun was sidelined from surgery to remove a blood clot. Instead of trading for a veteran backup to replace Vokoun, they decided to give Zatkoff a shot.

I just got those two cards from the case, but luckily, they were two that I really wanted. Now I just have to play the waiting game with the Bennett, but I'm sure it will be well worth it once the card arrives.


  1. Any chance if it takes too long you would try a replacement? Or is the one you want no matter what?

  2. You know, that's a very good question. I really want this specific card, and I'll give it quite a while, but I'm sure if the wait gets to be too long, I may try get it replaced. At a certain point, as badly as I may want a certain card, if it just isn't getting filled, I at least want something. I'll probably give it a full calendar year before getting it replaced. If it isn't filled by that point, I'll go ahead and assume it's never getting filled.