Okay, so I wanted to add in a little hobby education to this blog, and what better than some insight into these rare Hockey Allsvenskan Lockout Review printing plates from 2013-14.
Back in 2017, I was introduced to another collector through SportsCarForum who primarily collected his favourite Swedish club SÖDERTÄLJE SK, along with Carl Hagelin. His collection is also showcased in the "Collector's Corner" section my website that features many impressive collections that I've enjoyed looking through.
After talking with him for a little bit and getting to look at more of his outstanding collection, I offered to send him a card of Carl Hagelin for his PC. It was a World Cup 2016 card, nothing super fancy, but I knew it just belonged in his collection.
We also talked about my Enroth collection as well, and how he had a card in the 2013-14 Hockey Allsvenskan product. The card was a Lockout Review insert, which had some NHL players who played in Sweden during the 2012-13 NHL Lockout.
While I was looking through his site, I noticed he had some SSK players' Lockout Review printing plate cards in his collection, and I was immediately intrigued.
Was there more? Where did these cards come from? How did he find these cards? Did a Enroth exist?
These are some of the questions I had for him when I first saw these cards.
When I spoke to him about these cards, he told me that the original printing plates used in the production for 2013-14 Hockey Allsvenskan were not packed out with the product, but instead were kept aside and circulated in another side product called 13-14 Cut From Metal in Sweden (Distributed by CoolCards.se shop). At the time, he had not seen the Enroth to my knowledge, but I know he frequents the card shows in Sweden, so maybe he would find some information there that could help me and my collection.
After finding out all of this information, it was very cool for me. I'm a big fan of this hobby, and finding out about new products or cards released in Europe is very fun. Here in North America, the products that come out every year are very straight forward and orderly, but over in Europe (depending on the country of release), finding out information about the card releases over there can be tricky. The lack of information presented here is a big part of that, but also the language barrier can be part of the difficulty, too.
Fast-forward to a little while later, and I received a strange package in the mail. It was from a Swedish address that I recognized right away (as I mentioned earlier in this post, I sent Isac and cool Hagelin card awhile back). Once I opened the package, I knew exactly what I was holding in my hands... it was the Enroth 13-14 Allsvenskan Lockout Review printing plates! Wow. Having these sent to me out of the blue was really special. Isac even sent me both the Front 1/1 and Back 1/1 printing plate, respectively.
This gesture of his makes these cards on of my favourite in my entire collection, and is also a great reminder for others that paying it forward in this hobby is what it's all about:
It's not what you receive, it's what you give.
13-14 Cut From Metal Sweden Allsvenskan Hockey: Jhonas Enroth Lockout Review Printing Plates (Front & Back 1/1's)
Edited: September, 2021
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