Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It was a trip to the LCS tonight for the monthly trader's night. And while the store is pretty much all the way across town, I have managed to make the last 3 or 4 of them. They're fun.

A bunch of guys, a little pizza, a box of traders and the hockey game on the tube is something I'm up for once in a while.

Oh, and did I mention 'Pack Wars'?

Yes, it can get a little tight on the wallet, but when you win 3 rounds during the evening it makes the sting a lot more tolerable.

I ended up winning a round of 10/11 Upper Deck I, 09/10 SP Authentic and 10/11 Donruss. Not any huge hits (although I did see someone win a hard signed Patrick Roy auto from SP Authentic /10.....a real nice card), I ended up with a Jeff Skinner Young Guns card and a Mike Santoralli hard signed Future Watch card. That's about it.

Still, a lot of fun.

I made one trade tonight with someone I met for the first time there. He collected Mike Modano stuff and I happened to have a few jersey cards of his in my traders box. I noticed he had a bunch of Autofacts cards from various years and so we struck a deal.

I was really happy with the trade. Here's what I brought home...

2008/09 Artifacts

A real nice looking set. And I was drawn to the doodle-esque signature of Josh Harding. Sadly, I already had the Casey Borer card (which I realized when I got home). Still, not a bad start.

2009/10 Artifacts

Equally as nice, this set is framed a little better as a card in general IMO. The Mason Raymond is a sharp looking card.

2007/08 Artifacts
Autofacts Dave 'Tiger' Williams

This one was the first to catch my eye. The vintage uniform, the instantly recognizable name and a solid signature to top it off.

A great card to cap off a great trade.


  1. and yet you turned down my free Canucks super collectible diecast zamboni.

    what gives??? :)

  2. Love the Tiger card! I got your cards today, and I put up a little blog to say thanks!

  3. Captain Canuck:

    Oh wait...I have the Canucks super collectible DUSTY zamboni. My mistake. :)


    Glad to hear the cards made it to you ok. Cheers!