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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2013-14 Rookie Anthology Box Break #2

Keeping the good times going, here's a quick look at my second box of 2013-14 Rookie Anthology. Like the box I posted on yesterday, we will also find here a good mix of veterans on new teams, late-season rookies, and plenty of spectacular hits.

So without further ado, let's get to it:

Unlike my first box, this one gave me two Penguins, in the form of Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang, leaving me with just Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury left to go for the team set. Not only that, but I also pulled a gold parallel of Kily Okposo, serial numbered 34/100.

There was also Score, Prizm, and Select with the exact same quantity as Box #1. Bot boxes had 8 from Score, 4 from Prizm, and 3 from Select.

My first autograph from this box was of New York Islanders rookie Anders Lee. After playing just 2 games in the 2012-13 season, the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish center played in 22 NHL games during the 2013-14 season, scoring 9 goals and 5 assists.

I also pulled a Tomas Jurco Select rookie card. This one contains an autograph and jersey swatch, and is numbered 180/199. Jurco appeared in 36 games for the Detroit Red Wings during the 2013-14 season, scoring 8 goals and 7 assists.

I've been a big fan of Luxury Suite ever since its first (and only) full release in 2010-11. Luckily for me, the product has been kept alive as an insert in Rookie Anthology for the past three years. This Valtteri Filppula card is numbered 93/199, and features a piece of his stick. While there isn't any colors from the stick label, the piece does have some different texturing, which still makes it a pretty cool card.

I actually pulled two Rookie Treasures cards from this box, the first being Emerson Etem, numbered 174/249. Etem has split time the past two seasons between the Anaheim Ducks and the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL, and had his most productive year in 2013-14, scoring 7 goals and 4 assists in 29 NHL games.

My second one was even better, with this Carl Soderberg patch variation, numbered 11/25. Like with most memorabilia cards, these are tiered based on the type of memorabilia used. There are Jersey /249, Prime Jersey /50, Patch /25 and Laundry Tag /1. I really lucked out with this one, getting not only the second-rarest version of the card, but two fantastic-looking multi-colored patches.

Lastly, I pulled a Morgan Rielly Autographed Rookie Patch card numbered to /199. Unfortunately, it's a redemption, but the card is one of the Dominion updates, which still makes it a really nice pull. There are also plenty of Rielly autographs out there, including the one I pulled from a box of Playbook, so I'm pretty confident that this will get filled at some point. If not, a high-end rookie card of a fairly valuable rookie should at least give me a more-than-decent replacement.

That's it for Box #2. I still have one more to go, and I will say that this box was probably the lesser of the three, and the third box will contain the best card I pulled, so you have that to look forward to.

(NOTE: I am including a box of Rookie Anthology in my upcoming group break, so let this serve as a preview of what could potentially be had in that break. Follow THIS LINK for more details.)


  1. Nice Jurco and Glendening! And that Tim Thomas Score card would look great in my Goaltending Gallimaufry project, so I'll have to get myself one of those.