Thursday, March 25, 2010

Don't knock retail

We all know that hobby boxes of hockey cards, no matter the maker, produce the best premiums -- memorabilia cards, autograph cards, rookie cards and, if you're lucky, the very rare 1/1. That's not to say, though, that retail blaster packs, found at such stores as Target and Walmart, don't yield gems.

In the case of 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Hockey, it was jumbo cards of the base set. These cards, including this one signed Tuesday by Carolina's Eric Staal, work just fine. In fact, they've become another season-long hounding project -- Jumbos.

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