Monday, December 18, 2017

Box Break & Review - 2017-18 Parkhurst Hockey

After confirming Friday that Parkhurst hockey was sent to the States, I headed to a couple of Walmarts after work in search.  I only found one blaster (boo!), but at least I found one blaster.  I want to put the set together and perhaps complete the insert sets as well.

As I posted on A Pack To Be Named Later, it's difficult to be disappointed in the Walmart-exclusive Parkhurst product.  If you are, that's on you and you're a bad consumer.  The product delivers exactly what it should and perhaps more.  Last year, there was an unannounced "'Tis The Season" insert set that was pretty scarce.

The set is popular among set collectors.  It's a larger set, but it's down to 300 cards this season (it was 400 last year).  Also, no short prints are a part of the base set.  An additional bonus for some is the set containing some of the first game-action cards of Las Vegas Golden Knights players.

Every blaster contains 12 ten-card packs.  Typically you will receive one parallel or insert card per set.  I'm not going to "rate" sets and/or boxes, but if I did, I would probably give this a 10/10.  If you want inserts or high dollar cards, spend your money elsewhere for the card lottery.

The results...

Base Cards - 108 cards (36% of the complete set) with no duplicates.

Black Parallel (1:12 packs) - 1 - Clayton Keller

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Black Border #275 Clayton Keller 
Red Parallel (1:3 packs) - 4 - 162 Rick Nash, 181 Matt Murray, 247 Dustin Byfuglien, 255 Adrian Kempe

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Red Border #162 Rick Nash 

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Red Border #181 Matt Murray

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Red Border #247 Dustin Byfuglien 

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Red Border #255 Adrian Kempe
International (1:5 packs) - 3 - PI-1 Sidney Crosby, PI-10 Erik Karlsson, PI-17 David Krejci

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Parkhurst International #PI-1 Sidney Crosby 

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Parkhurst International #PI-10 Erik Karlsson

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Parkhurst International #PI-17 David Krejci 
Prominent Prospects (1:12 packs) - 1 - PP-3 Colin White

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Prominent Prospects #PP-3 Colin White 
Blow The Horn - 1:10 packs - 1 - BH-7 Patrik Laine

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - Blow the Horn #SH-7 Patrik Laine 
East Vs. West (East 1:13 packs, West 1:13 packs) - 2 - E-7 Evgeni Malkin, W-7 Jonathan Toews

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - East vs. West #E-7 Evgeni Malkin 

2017-18 Upper Deck Parkhurst - East vs. West #W-7 Jonathan Toews 
If you're planning to put the set together, let me know.  Once I pick up a few more blasters up, perhaps we can help each other out.

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  1. That is an extreme close up of Matt Murray.

    1. There's a fellow blogger that has is working on a goalie mask frankenset. I think that card could be a contender to enter the set if he gets his hand on it.

  2. I like the International inserts. Solid design.

    1. My favorite so far is the West All Stars...the royal blue is striking. The Prominent Prospects are nice too and look better in-hand than scanned.

  3. Thanks for the heads up! Missed these last year and it was really the only hockey product I liked. Will have to snag some.

    1. Good luck! I'm headed out shortly on my lunch to try and find more.