Mystery Hanger Box

Has anyone else seen these hanger boxes around? They've been haunting the aisles of my local Wal-Mart for several months now; I've been intrigued but have been able to talk myself out of buying one until today when I gave into the mystique.

Maybe I'm being naïve with the promise of 3 factory sealed packs. God knows this box may very well contain three packs of 1990 Pro Set. All kidding aside, these repack boxes are usually like a box of chocolates.

2015 Leaf ITG CHL Draft
#1 Connor McDavid, Erie Otters
Here's my guaranteed Connor McDavid card. The 2015 Leaf In The Game card that is also featured on the front of the hanger box. I wonder if all the McDavid cards inserted into the repacks are the same.

There were technically 4 factory sealed packs in the box. The 2015-16 Upper Deck Series II was a nice surprise. I was excited to dig into the pack and find out what it beholds inside. The hottest Young Gun from the Series II checklist is Jack Eichel; if I managed to pull it I'd go out and buy a lottery ticket tonight.

2015-16 Upper Deck Series II
##318 Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings
Although I have a near complete set of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series I, I don't really have many cards from the second Series; I think I may have bought a fat pack or two previously.

2015-16 Upper Deck Series II
#362 Mike Ribeiro, Nashville Predators
2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Update / Rookie
#U33 Joonas Kemppainen, Boston Bruins
Kemppainen is a name I'm not familiar with. Apparently he made his NHL debut during the 2015-16 season suiting up for the Boston Bruins in 44 games during the regular season. Since then he has moved on to play hockey in the KHL as a member of Novosibirsk Sibir and most recently Ufa Salavat Yulayev. A little bonus here I suppose as this O-Pee-Chee 'Rookie Update' is a rainbow foil parallel.

2015-16 Upper Deck Series II / Young Guns
#470 Alexander Grenier, Vancouver Canucks
A Young Gun hit! This pack is coming along strong. Grenier saw action in just three games with Vancouver last season, as he spent the majority of his time with AHL Utica Comets. He recently signed a one year two-way deal with the Florida Panthers, but likely won't be a significant contributor with the team and will see more development with the team's AHL affiliate.

2015-16 Upper Deck Series II
#311 Patrick Sharp, Dallas Stars
This is my first card of Sharp in a Stars jersey; cool to see him coming back to Chicago for the upcoming season. The Blackhawks have shed a lot of their 'dynasty team' over the past couple of years but over this offseason they've regained both Saad and Sharp. Getting the squad back together.

I thought it was a pretty good pack overall, the rookies weren't guys to write home about but regardless they were nice pulls in general. I mean, it's not often I'm pulling Young Guns or Rookie Update cards from a single random pack, let alone both.

These two packs of 2012-13 Score felt like a dud. Because I've been working on a hard signed set of these cards over the last 4 years, I have seen every card a thousand times and they don't feel as attractive anymore. Like an overplayed song on the radio that you loved the first time that you heard it.

I'm not going to bother posting the contents of these packs. There wasn't anything worth noting anyway.

I don't believe this is considered a "sealed factory pack", probably an added bonus or something along those lines. I've gotten a few of these 'Hockey Greats' Coins from repacks over the years and never have the sweetest clue just what to do with them. How do you keep a coin in your collection? Maybe I should look into coin holders or design my own holder so that it fits sturdy inside a 9-pocket sheet. Any suggestions?

You can't do much better than Gretzky, calibre player wise. I think they did a pretty good job at etching the players likeness on the coins, at least this Gretzky looks alright and from the others I've seen they fair well upon accuracy.

The mystery box was fun to open. There wasn't much value from it but my hopes weren't set high so I wasn't disappointed by the outcome. Although I wish they would have added more variety to the packs; they could have switched up one of the Score packs with anything else and I would have been totally fine with that.

I'm a sucker for repacks so this probably won't be the last you'll hear from this product.


  1. There was a coin holder for those Hockey Greats coins--don't fit too well though--I managed to pull one of the goldplated ones--Messier

    1. I did an eBay search and you're right - you can purchase an album for the coins. There's even one up for sale that contains the entire gold plated set.

  2. Thanks for the review. We have not gotten them by us but I think I got the same McDavid awaiting me in a different repack I have stashed away yet to open. As a card collector and sometime coin collector I'd have s tough choice to make- which collection would I count it towards?

    1. Good question. I guess you would have to decide on that one - personally if I were a collector of both items I would have to put the Hockey Greats coins with my card collection because they aren't actually currency.

  3. Nice repack overall, thanks for posting!

  4. Nice little repack, I'd say a Gretzky coin, a McDavid card, and a decent UD2 pack is a good value even if the Score packs were nothing special.

    We dont have those repacks at my local Target (not sure about Wal-Mart) but we do have hockey repacks. They're usually 4 packs + 50 loose cards, though I think there's one with 10 packs + a prize or something.

    1. I got this one from Wal-Mart; they usually sell the repacks. I miss my Target location.


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