Sunday, October 18, 2009

1 vs. 100 - First Trip to the Card Show

Well, I have been eagerly anticipating going to the card show today. Ever since I decided to try this 1 vs. 100 idea, I've been looking forward to scrounging through monster box after monster box of old 90's inserts and parallels.

While I didn't come away with too many cards for the project, I am very optimistic. I saw a few lower numbered cards but they were just too pricey to pick up. An afternoon in "ebay world" will probably garner some positive results.

Here's what I picked up today.

Four Pacific brand parallel cards. That brand name will play an important role in completing this project. I'm confident I'll find a few more cards from this brand and from this time period. And they're cheap too.

This was the steal of the show for me. Marcel Dionne gets no hobby love. He is one of the greatest goal scorers of all time, multiple all-star, has won numerous trophies, member of the Hall of Fame and yet his cards go for next to nothing.

I got this awesome looking dual jersey (taken from his 1983 All-Star jersey) numbered to only 10 for a whopping $7. I couldn't get the money out of my pocket fast enough. Really happy to get this one - even if it wouldn't have for this project.

In the next couple weeks, I'll be trying to complete some trades for more cards. I'm going to hold on an ebay search until I get stumped. So far, so good.

14 out of 100 (14%)


  1. Dionne was the best. Nice Isles pick ups..i'm sure they'll be lots of those around! And some odd numbers there...maybe this is possible, huh?

  2. I think it is. I'll be hitting up the couple shows before Christmas hoping to snag more. A trip to a couple card shops might help as well.

    I'm going to wait until I hit a dry spell before I do some searching on ebay. If I can't get the set done then - it was never meant to be.

    I'm still pumped up about the Dionne. He and Peter Stastny were completely overshadowed by Gretzky and the Oilers. Too bad - they are top notch superstars.

  3. yep. stastny rules. hawerchuk, too.