Well, the NHL Stanley Cup was handed out much later this year, so why can't I start my own Quest For The Cup in mid-October?
The set is 140 cards, though the last 40 are SN rookie cards, so I wouldn't count those for the pure base set, which leaves a 100 card pure set of which I currently have a single card.
As for the box here...
We have 24 packs with 5 cards per pack however I am pulling three packs for my unopened pack collection because they have different wrappers...
Which leaves us with 21 packs at 5 cards per pack, so 105 cards. Looking at the odds, there is at least 1 Pacific Complete (a 600 card set that I am NOT collecting) card per pack, and factor in at most one more insert per pack, and we are looking at about 65 base cards in the box. Best case, we get the pure set to 2/3 complete.
Should get a few SN cards and maybe even a hit out of it as well though - only time will tell!
|Base Sports Card Need||3|
|Base Variation / Short Print Card||Odds|
|Base Toronto Card||15|
|Base Toronto Variation / Short Print Card||5 * Odds|
|Toronto Insert Card||5 * Odds|
|Error Card||Double Score|
Let's get to the first pack!
1 Pack, 5 Cards, 27 Points
Since we are talking about quests anyway, and I have been reading more and more about it being a quest just to find cards in stores these days as they get gobbled up and overpriced on resale, be it with local card stores that are not getting direct shipments due to supply shortages, or due to the apparent drive in new collectors who are solely collecting for investing purposes, or flipping for profit, I took a few pics.
The pics below are the Walmart card section at the store across the street from me.