Filed under: Beckett Media, Donruss, NHL, Panini, Pro Sports | Tags: 2010-11 Donruss Hockey, Celebrity Cards, justin bieber, Pamela Anderson, rated rookies, Translucent Cards, Tuukka Rask
By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor
Earlier today, we busted a box of 2010-11 Donruss Hockey, just hoping for that Justin Bieber pull or a Pamela Anderson Fans of the Game card.
As it turned out, we drew one of each.
Designed with relative simplicity, the Panini America line comes across as a clean set with sharp action photography. Understandably, Anderson’s appearance is a bit more posed, looking like a still from some cinematic dream sequence. Equally dreamy are the Les Gardiens inserts, which feature goalies on round-edged translucent cards. We pulled Tuukka Rask, pictured in his Boston Bruins uniform above the Finnish word “Maalivahdit” (which means goalkeepers, according to Google translate).
Although our only autograph was a Rated Rookies redemption, we found enough fun in the box to enjoy the break. With a decent array of strong inserts, a dedicated rookie focus and well-chosen celebrity tie-ins, the $4-a-pack product has the right bells and whistles to attract non-hockey collectors. On the whole, our box break revealed a good looking set with familiar, yet compelling components.
Before our 2010-11 Donruss Hockey Box Busters video debuts, here are a few cards to snack on.
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