Thursday, October 29, 2009


This week's Linden card is not a single card, but a multiple card mailpost.

For a number of years now, I have had the great pleasure of meeting and trading with a number of die-hard Linden collectors. If it were not for these fellow card-hounds, I would definitely not have as diverse a collection.

I recently made a purchase from one of these collectors (who probably has THE Trevor Linden collection). It consisted of only five cards, but those five are ones that I didn't think would ever find their way into my collection.

I consider this purchase to be one of the single most important transactions in my collection.

So without further ado....

2006/07 Upper Deck Signature Sensations

This card is probably my favorite in the lot. It's such a simple design and I really like the colors, layout and the way the autograph just punches out of the card. If only it were a little better photo (Trevor looks a little "out of it").

2003/04 Upper Deck Beehive Gold /15

To find a card numbered out of 15 is tough enough, but to find one that has been around for 6 years - near impossible.

2005/06 Be A Player SP Signatures Gold /10

A card out of 15 is tough, a card out of 10 is even tougher. And it's signed! A gorgeous addition to the collection.

2005/06 Artifacts Auto-Facts Pewter /10

Second verse - same as the first! Knowing that some of these were in set collections, there are even fewer than 10 that were available. A definite needle in a haystack.

2001/02 Upper Deck Mask Collection Jersey/Patch /100

This card is another favorite. The old school Canucks colors are in full gear. Three colors and great stitching. Gorgeous! There are 100 copies of the card, but I've seen maybe one or two surface over the past couple years...and they can go for big bucks.

Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled to have landed 5 amazing cards. Any one of these would have been a huge addition to the collection, but to get this many all at once - clearly one of the best maildays of my Linden collecting career.

It's gonna be tough to top this.


  1. are these all duplicates that the other collector had? or did you make him an offer he couldn't refuse?

  2. That's a sweet patch card. Kinda cool, too, on getting two 6/10s. Congrats on these scores.

  3. It was a big haul for me. I don't know if I'll land this many significant cards for my Linden collection all at once ever again.

    They were biggies.