Sunday, January 15, 2012

MY COLLECTION: The Rest Of The Mish Mash

Saturday's trip to the card show was beneficial on many fronts. Normally when that happens, I tend to pick up a few more cards either to knock down the cost in a bundle or because I'm just a sucker for a good deal.

These were more in the "I'm a sucker" category.

2011/12 Panini Certified
Throwback Threads
#10 Gary Simmons

Gary Simmons' mask is awesome. Nicknamed 'The Cobra' because of his quickness, the moniker soon translated to the design on his lid.

Forget the team colors.....just paint it black and put a snake on it. Love it.

While the photo used is average at best, it sure beats the maskless, blue-wall background shots heavily used in the 70's.

I snagged it the moment I saw it. For a buck - it was worth it.

2011/12 Panini Certified
Masked Marvels
#11 Roberto Luongo & #17 Miikka Kiprusoff

Also in the stack with the Simmons was this pair of 'goalie mask' cards. I'm planning on building the set, so I grabbed these at a buck a piece as well.

2011/12 Panini Score
NHL Shield Die-Cuts
#7 Alex Ovechkin

Hey Paul! I found this one. Trade ya' straight up for the Crosby?

It was a buck.

2008/09 In The Game
1972: The Year In Cards
Bob Leiter & Jacques Lemaire

These too were a buck a piece (I see a trend).

Sounds like a lot eh? Well, not so fast. The reason I didn't put the numbers of the cards down is because...

they're blank backs.

I'm happy to pay a loonie each for them when they're lacking this much information.

2008/09 Upper Deck Artifacts
#44 J.P. Dumont /10

Now I didn't pay a buck for this one.....I paid two.

And I don't know if this is the silver, shiny, foil, gray, holo or exclusive version. I could care less to be honest. It's the serial number on the front that caught my eye.

A card /10 for $2. Every time.

2006/07 Upper Deck Trilogy
Ice Scripts
#IS-BB Brad Boyes

I picked up a trio of these cards for $2 a piece. Man are they thick. It's like they printed the cards on a sheet of fibreglass. Absolutely no bend to them.

And hard signed. I thought they were a solid pickup.

See how I did that.

They're not rare by any means as far as I can tell, so they might go towards my 'One Sheet, One Set' project. But for mow, they'll head to the trade box.

2009/10 Upper Deck The Cup
#67 Dale Hawerchuk /25

I have seen this card sitting on this guy's table for months. It's got a boring white jersey piece and a rather uninspired design. Always with a price tag that turns me off of a card that I really didn't need in the first place.

But when I saw it in the $5 box, I bit.

I figure that a Hawerchuk jersey card from The Cup numbered /25 (even with a white swatch) was worth the fiver.

Love the ol' Jets uniform.

2011/12 In The Game
Canada vs. The World
Triple Gold Jersey
#TG-05 Niklas Lidstrom
Silver Version (print run of 50)

When I came across this card, I was trying to remember how 'rare' these were. I couldn't figure out if they were more or less than 10 copies.

I think part of the confusion also came in the name Triple Gold. I thought gold version (which would be the most rare).

I picked it up hoping it would be.

If I had only read the back of the card where it clearly indicated Silver Version. Still, I thought it would be rare than the 50 copies it claims to be.

Not a disappointing pickup, but I probably wouldn't have grabbed it if I had my info correct.

2009/10 In The Game
Heroes and Prospects
Jumbo Number
#JM-15 Jared Staal
Silver Version (print run of 3)

Now I had a much better idea of the rarity of this card.

Even though Jared sits fourth on the depth his own family, I couldn't resist picking this card up.

What a nice beefy piece of number we have here and, as mentioned, only 3 copies exist. I thought the $10 I laid down worked nicely.

In addition to the card above, I picked up a few other bit here and there. Some you'll see over the next few posts or the next few months, some will forever sit in my psudo-organized collection, maybe never to see the light of day again.

Nah.....shouldn't be that bad.


  1. I cannot believe I missed that Simmons card...... AAAArrrrrrggghhhhhhh........

  2. Wow, nice pickups! Psudo-organized. I can identify.

  3. I'd take that Ovi for the Crosby in a second ;)

    1. Done.

      Again.....we'll chat soon.