After finding out Enroth would get more cards in the KHL Exclusive Collection Part 2, which was released in the fall of 2019, the newly added Vintage inserts intrigued me the most. Most of all because Enroth was in the set, but I was most looking forward to see how SeReal would handle the vintage insert set, and I believe they hit it out of the park with these cards.
Aside from them being fairly scarce (numbered only to 22 copies) the beige border which dominates most of the card gives it that old school poster vibe, coupling that with the font used for the text and I think it makes for a really sharp card. Also, in regards to text, I've noticed that every SeReal card usually uses both Russian text and English text for the names, as these cards are distributed worldwide to a mass audience, but on these inserts, at least on the from anyway, only Russian text can be seen, further adding to the vintage theme SeReal was going for with these inserts.
The photo on the card has a very specific filter to it as well, as it almost looks hand painted in a way which I thought was a nice touch as well when looking at the detail of these cards. Speaking of detail, but cards' finish isn't glossy, but it's rather matte which finishes off the card rather nicely in my opinion.
I don't normally go in-depth when looking at card finishes or designs on this blog of mine, but I feel like when a company is going for any kind of "vintage" theme on their insert sets, those awesome moments of attention to detail need to be highlighted.
Well, now that was a fun way to finish off the week with a great card for the collection.
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