While perusing some tables for any interesting hockey deals I could get my hand on, I came across a guy with a bunch of older boxes and bulk discounted sets from the late 80s/early 90s. As I fumbled over a few piles of stuff, I came across this box mixed in with the 1990 Pro Set and 1991 Score...
For those that can't see the box because of the crappy scan, it's a hobby box of 2005-06 Upper Deck Series II. The best part about the box is that it was under $35. Since the Crosby Young Gun was in Series I, the consolation prize in this box would be the Ovechkin rookie, with a slim chance at pulling the Victory Update rookie of Crosby or Ovechkin. A small price to pay for the opportunity to possibly pull one of those beauty's.
I couldn't wait till I got home so I proceeded to bust it at one of the tables near the snack bar in front of a live studio audience. Here is the breakdown of a typical box:
3 Game Used Cards (approx.)
6 Young Guns Rookies (approx.)
1 Victory Update card/Pack
Randomly inserted Rookie Threads Autos and Rookie Ink cards.
The key rookies include, as I said, Alex Ovechkin, along with Jeff Carter, Thomas Vanek, Mikko Koivu, Ryan Getzlaf, and Johan Franzen.
I'm not scanning the base cards because you have all seen them before. If not, Google it.
And now the GU cards...
My first pull was this lovely Rookie Threads Andrej Meszaros card. It's a single color swatch as you can see, of a player that I really had no interest in. At least he was a #1 pick in his draft. Andrej is on the Flyers I think now.
Finally, we had this Game Used...