Beckett.com - 2017-18 Parkhurst Hockey Arrives at Walmart
The good news is that I was able to find a blaster at one store Friday evening. The bad news is that I've visited three locations and only found the one blaster. I want more, but I have enough to give you a look at the product.
If you do the research and understand what Parkhurst is, you won't be disappointed in the product. If you ARE disappointed, it's your failure as a consumer. Each pack I opened contained one parallel or insert, just like last season. I won't post the box, but I present to you one pack from my blaster.
|2017-18 Parkhurst #42 Victor Rask (front)|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #42 Victor Rask (back)|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #123 Shea Weber|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #194 Tomas Hertl|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #180 Sidney Crosby|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #222 Henrik Sedin|
|2017-18 Parkhurst Black #275 Clayton Keller|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #172 Shane Gostisbehere|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #261 J.T. Compher|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #231 James Neal|
|2017-18 Parkhurst #297 Logan Brown|
There you have it. Nothing shiny or autographed in the pack but if that's what you're after, Parkhurst hockey isn't for you. It's a low-end, set-builder's set. My only criticism is the set size going from 400 cards last season to 300 this season. I liked the bigger set that gave us cards of more players. What I would love to see Upper Deck do is a FULL set, like Topps Total or Upper Deck 40-Man from years past.
If you've made it this far and are interested in Parkhurst, I'll have a full blaster review on my personal blog I Feel Like A Collector Again in the next few days. You can follow APTBNL on twitter at @namedlater and me at @beansbcardblog. Happy collecting!