Box Break 4 (four) - 2019-20 O Pee Chee Platinum hockey blaster boxes

northicehero99

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Picked these up online for around $15 each with free shipping, so I thought I would take a chance. Each blaster box contains 5 packs of 4 cards.

Here are the results by box:

Blaster #1:
Pack 1:
Base (3) - Jamie Benn, Blake Wheeler, and Jordan Binnington.
Sunset base parallel (1) - Henrik Lundqvist. Awesome looking card, background actually looks like a sunset, however, not numbered. I still really like the look of this card. Odds 1 in 8 packs.

Pack 2:
Base (2) - Derek Stepan and Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Rookie (1) - David Gustafsson - Jets
Violet Pixels base parallel (1) - Jonathan Toews #/399. :) Nice looking card again and one of the reasons I like this product. Odds 1 in 50 packs.

Pack 3:
Base (1) - Robin Lehner
Rookie (1) - Trevor Moore - Leafs.
Calder Front Runner insert (1) - Ryan Poehling - Canadiens. Odds 1 in 17 packs.
Rainbow base parallel (1) - Thomas Chabot. Odds 1 in 3 packs. Nice pack 2 hits. :)

Pack 4:
Base (2) - Mats Zuccarello and Tuukka Rask.
Rookie (1) - Kaapo Kakko - Rangers. Nice rookie hit, but the set is so overproduced these don't hold the same value as young guns.
Retro base (1) - Patrick Kane. Odds 1 in 5 packs.

Pack 5:
Base (3) - Anders Lee, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Connor McDavid.
Matte Pink (1) - Vladimir Tarasenko. Nice looking parallel, but not numbered, still cool looking.

Overall, not a bad box got 6 inserts/parallels, with a lot of big name stars, but nothing here will cover the price of the box. Its OK, I am going to mess around with the set.

Box 2:

Pack 1:
Base (2) - Brady Skjei and Brendan Gallagher.
Rookie (1) - Carter Verhaeghe - Lightning.
Best in the World insert (1) - Steven Stamkos. Odds 1 in 12 packs.

Pack 2:
Base (2) - Sindey Crosby and Matt Murray. :) Nice PC pack. LOL
Rookie (1) - Nikita Gusev - Devils.
Retro Rookie (1) - Vitaly Abramov - Senators. Odds 1 in 5 packs.

Pack 3:
Base (3) - Tyler Seguin, Morgan Rielly, and Rasmus Dahlin.
Rainbow base parallel (1) - Alexander Edler.

Pack 4:
Base (2) - Nathan MacKinnon and Elias Lindholm.
Rookie (1) - Morgan Frost - Flyers.
Red Prism (1) - Teuvo Teravainen #/199. Odds 1 in 50 packs.

Pack 5:
Base (2) - Darnell Nurse and Andreas Athanasiou.
Rookie (1) - Julien Gauthier - Hurricanes.
Matte Pink parallel (1) - Timo Meier.

Overall, a so-so box, at least I got a few PC Pens, could have been a better box.

Box 3:

Pack 1:
Base (2) - Jonathan Toews and Aaron Ekblad.
Rookie (1) - Trent Frederick - Bruins.
Rainbow base parallel (1) - Nino Niederreiter.

Pack 2:
Base (2) - Travis Konecny and Victor Arvidsson.
Rookie (1) - Noah Dobson - Islanders.
Sunset rookie parallel (1) - Connor Clifton - Bruins.

Pack 3:
Base (2) - Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Johnny Gaudreau.
Retro base (1) - Phil Kessel.
Retro rainbow base parallel (1) - Claude Giroux. Odds 1 in 20 packs.

Pack 4:
Base (1) - William Nylander.
Rookie (1) - Carl Grundstrom - Kings.
Rainbow base parallel (1) - Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Thrilling Finishes insert (1) - Aleksander Barkov. Odds 1 in 20 packs.

Pack 5:
Base (2) - Jonathan Quick and Claude Giroux.
Rookie (1) - Nick Suzuki - Canadiens. :) Not a bad rookie.
Violet Pixels parallel (1) - Tyler Seguin #/399.

Overall, not bad, not great either. Lots of nice parallels again.

Box 4:

Pack 1:
Base (2) - Timo Meier and Claude Giroux.
Rookie (1) - Noah Dobson - Islanders (dupe).
Rainbow base parallel (1) - Bo Horvat.

Pack 2:
Base (2) - Taylor Hall and Hampus Lindholm.
Rookie (1) - Nick Suzuki - Canadiens (dupe as well ugh!).
Sunset base parallel (1) - Cam Atkinson.

Pack 3:
Base (2) - Brock Boeser and Tyler Bertuzzi.
Rookie (1) - Oliver Wahlstrom - Islanders.
Violet Pixels parallel (1) - Andrei Vasilevskiy #/399.

Pack 4:
Base (2) - Drew Doughty and Alex DeBrincat.
Rookie rainbow parallel (1) - Oliver Whalstrom - Islanders.
Best in the World insert (1) - Auston Matthews.

Pack 5:
Base (2) - Aleksander Barkov and Kyle Palmieri.
Rookie (1) - Aleksi Saarela - Black Hawks.
Retro base parallel (1) - Brayden Point.

Overall not a real great box either. Still enough parallels to give some excitement.

Here is the breakdown by type of my 4 blasters:

Base set - 41 base with 1 dupe of the 150 card base (#1-150) set or 26.6% of the base set.
Rookie set - 15 with 2 dupes of the 50 card rookie (#151-200) set or 30% of the rookie set.
Rainbow set - 5 base and 1 rookie base.
Retro set - 3 of 50 base set (#R1-R50) and 1 of the 50 rookie base set (#R51-R100).
Sunset parallels - 2 of the 150 base set and 1 of the 50 rookie base set.
Matte pink parallels - 2 of the 150 base set and 0 of the rookie base set.
Violet pixel parallels - 3 of the 150 base set and 0 of the 50 rookie base set.
Red prism parallels - 1 of the 150 base set and 0 of the 50 rookie base set.
Other inserts: 1 - Calder Front runner, 1 - Thrilling Finishes, and 2 - Best in the World.

Overall, this was not a great 4 blaster box break. Just not a lot of value in what I hit as compared to what I paid, unless I am missing something. The overall chrome appearance of the set and the awesome looking parallels are why I like this product, however, as far as return for the price, I would rate retail (blasters) as not very good. A hobby box offers more parallels and at least 1 auto per box, however, they are around $90s for a 20 pack box. Again, it could be great if you hit the right auto or parallel, but if you don't it might not be that good. I probably should have spent the extra and got a hobby box, now that I realize I spent $60 on this. Oh well, that is the way it goes, not every box can contain that $30 or higher card in return and this took a little bit of time and was fun to open, with the possible chance of something good. Besides I ordered this during the stay at home order, so I was trying to fill my time, unfortunately this came later than I expected. I will probably not buy any more blasters of this and will think hard about doing a hobby box next year. Good Luck with your breaks, hope you hit that monster hit to make it worthwhile and if not, I hope you at least get some cool PC cards for you collection.
 
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