Friday, November 19, 2010

LINDEN CARD OF THE WEEK - 2010/11 Score Recollection Collection Autograph

A Friday mailday lands another newly issued Linden card into the collection.

Well, I guess 'new' should have an asterisk next to it.

2010/11 Panini Score
Recollection Collection
#32 Buyback Autograph /15

To think that this card minus the autograph, embossing stamp and serial number would not even be worth the cardboard it's printed on.

Amazing what a couple aesthetic changes can do to a card.

When I heard that Linden would be one of the cards included in the Score set this year, I was really anticipating something new, something fresh. I have to say I was initially disappointed to learn that they were just taking his 1990/91 card and getting Trev to sign a few.

That changed as I saw more of the product. That changed when I saw the other names included in the insert set. That changed when I saw Linden in other product releases.

By the time I tracked down and bought this card, I was really looking forward to having it in my hands.

Now, when I asked the seller about this card, I hadn't seen a scan of it. I was told by another hobbyist that his friend pulled a Linden card. I asked and he gave me a price. I ended up going with it and he mailed off the card.

It never crossed my mind to ask him for a scan. Not because I wanted to ensure the card was in good condition, but because there were rumblings of both an english version and a bi-lingual version being issued.

I have seen a couple english versions pop up (in fact there are a couple on ebay right now). So the confirmation of a bi-lingual version was not there.

Well, let's put the debate to rest...

Bi-lingual version

Yup, mine's got french on the back. Nice!

So while I am scratching one Linden card of my wantlist, I can add another with the confirmation of 2 versions of this buyback auto.

I can't complain about that at all.


  1. This is the best hockey product I've seen in a while. Congratulations on finding this Linden... one sweet card.