I'm not sure why, but the past year has been a pretty slow one for my goalie mask card collection.
It's not like there aren't some great looking cards to pick up. In The Game's Masked Men 4 set in their recent Between The Pipes product might go down as my favorite yet. But for some reason I just haven't been as motivated to grab one of each.
Maybe it's because I have been focusing on my Linden pickups a little more. Maybe it's because I don't want to buy cards....I'd rather trade for them.
As my luck would have it, I found 4 for the collection last week that puts a little more of a dent in the list (actually...I don't even have a list made up for this set yet. I just carry all of the cards I have along with me and that tells me what I have. Yes....it's sad).
one of my faves from last year and the Crawford is nice - even if it is predominantly white.
I've said it before - and I'll say it again. ITG did it right by having the regular version of these cards die-cut. I really like the looks of these and am looking forward to seeing what Dr. Price and the gang do for next year.
The Bernie Parent is one that I've had in the past but traded (cause I like to help) and the Bromley...well, say no more. His mask is just rock solid awesome. Much better than the simple cage-style helmet he donned in some other photos.
These four cards put me to 24 in total - so almost halfway there. I really should build a wantlist.
Speaking of wantlists, the one I do cart around came in handy as I saw another Masked Men card I thought I needed.
So I kept the card out as a reminder, the night progressed, the card remained out and finally I decided to pack up, pay my tab and head home. Just before I walked out the door though the card was flashed in my face. "Here you go...we'll settle up later."
Mighty nice if you ask me.
I might just finish off one of these sets one day.
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