Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Here is the backside with a little waxy treat.
When I read that there was a Wax Stain on the card I knew I had to throw a minimum bid on this card. When I was the winner, I was probably as excited for this card as I have for any I have received in the last couple of years.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Like the front, the backside is attractive and simple looking. I think each passing year has these cards looking better and better to me. At some point I will grab a few boxes and try and build the set. I did buy a retail box once hoping to pull this card. No such luck, but I did pull a few other gem rookies but no Crosby. Ovechkin of course has a rookie in this set which I did pull from a repack box.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
So I asked myself, do I want to run out and drop 100 bucks and have another partial set with a couple cool inserts? Or would I like to try and build my own boxes and secure a complete set of 11/12 Score. A few fellow bloggers have built their own boxes, and I felt why not do something similar with the goal of landing a set and a few other fun cards.
I will share the loot when it arrives, but as a little teaser, here is what I ended up with:
3 "Boxes" Which yielded a complete set 1-546
0 inserts (which I am fine with)
1 SSP Rookie from 11/12 Score
1 Autograph from another set
6 Vintage "Buybacks"
1 Game used card from another set
My idea is the boxes each yield two vintage buybacks plus one other hit(SSP, Auto, Game-used).
My "hits", aren't from the Score set with the exception of the SSP which makes things more fun in my opinion, but you could easily do it all with Score cards.
Anyway, they should all be here by next week!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
He was kind enough to sign two cards and number them with #14. He had them signed and back to me in less than 2 months.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Been wanting this for a few months. My auto hit was a decent prospect, Jordan Caron.
Puempel is off to a great start with 11 goals in 18 games.
Pierre will likely be a Hall of Famer and a great addition to the collection.
Love these autos. I would buy them all day for 99 cents a piece.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
When I think of Jagr, I think of this card:
1990-91 OPC Premier #50
Here is the front side. Long-time readers know this is one of my favourite sets. I remember buying a pack of these in my early days of collecting at a 7-11 for like 40 cents with tax. Then it seemed over night the prices sky-rocketed and I remember shelling out 10 bucks for a pack in Toronto (luckly I pulled a Fedorov RC from that pack which HAD a BV of 50 bucks so I felt good about the transaction). Fast forward 20 years, the value of the set has stabilized and the most valuable card in the set is Jagr at about 10 bucks for a raw mint card. I bought a box a while back for 20 bucks and had fun pulling a pair of Jagrs as well as a few other goodies. What is neat about the set is the players are in there alphabetically based on last name which I haven't seen occur too often.
Design is clean and simple. The top border was reused for the baseball release and the photos are in game action shots for the most part. This set contained only 132 cards and can be found in the 30-60 dollar range online. Card shows may have better deals, but I wouldn't know.
The back side
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This is one of the most fun returns I have had....ever! Glad to have it in my collection and thank you Nail! I hope you always find time for your fans!