I just got back from the mall, where I picked up a box of 1994 Classic
Draft hockey cards. I paid $12.99 for the box (a far cry from the
original $40 price tag last year).
However, these boxes are different than the boxes from last fall. They
have an extra layer of shrink wrap on them, and they proclaim "2
autographed cards per box", in a sticker on top of the box.
When I opened the box, sure enough, right on top in a plastic
top-loader, was an autographed card. And when I opened up the packs, I
got 2 more autographs.
I got Ryan Huges, Eric Fenton, and Jim Storm.
Were these players available in the original issue of this product? I
seem to remember a lot of Radek Bonk cards out there at first. But I
don't recall having seen these players before. Is there a checklist
anywhere of the autographs? Beckett Future Stars?
I know a lot of people will be on Classic for "dumping" these cards,
and I guess that they'd have a point. Still, for $13, I was pretty
happy to get 3 autographs, no matter what the "book" says they're
worth. I'd be willing to bet that Classic is in financial trouble
though -- this is an unscrupulous move on their part. However, the
autographed cards are nice (much nicer than Be a Player), and I'll
probably go back and pick up another box for the price.