This week's Trevor Linden card was a recent find - and came as a pleasant surprise for me. Nothing like picking up a card for your collection when you weren't even looking for it.
2007 Uno Blue #4
A trip to London Drugs scored me this Linden card. I had known about the NHL doing Uno card games featuring the various teams (not sure how many different teams - I've only seen Calgary and Vancouver).
Originally, I was scrounging around the internet trying to get some information on the release. No luck. I figured I would just not include them in my collection.
That was until I spotted the card set on the store shelf. I was just wandering by....not specifically looking for it or anything. I knew instantly that card game was coming home with me.
And if things couldn't get better, the set was on sale - reg price was $12, I got it for $5. YES! (fist pump)
Did I mention that thing s get even BETTER. Sure enough, Linden was in the set - not once, but 4 times. Fantastic!
Oh wait, did I mention it gets EVEN MORE BETTER. They have a second set of cards with a picture of him on it. That's 8 cards to add to my Linden collection. What a haul! Way to go London Drugs.
Oh yeah, it gets...you guessed it - even better. There are 2 of every card in the set. So I have a double of every Linden card. Add to that, the Luongo, Sedins, Kesler...I got good value for my $5. In fact, I could probably make a buck or two if I sold the cards. Wonderful.
While the cards are nothing special in terms of design, they have a great story that will forever stay with my collection.
That's what I like about this hobby.
Thanks for the look.