By the end of it I don't know if I got the best deal possible, but I do know that I'm knocking another one off the list.
2012/13 Upper Deck Artifacts
Frozen Artifacts Patch/Stick
#FA_DR Derek Roy /12
I came across this card about half way through my day at the show. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted it. The price tag on it was a little higher than I wanted to spend. The dealer could tell I was eyeballing it and soon knocked the price down to something I couldn't say no to. It was still a shade high, but he's a guy who really keeps his eye out for me with Linden cards. I don't mind plunking down a few extra bucks.
Thrilled, I walked along to the next table and WHAM....another card /12. This time a Shane Doan from Artifacts. And it was priced just lower than what I dropped on the Derek Roy. I couldn't believe it. For a couple years I haven't seen anything at the shows /12 and now two in a matter of minutes.
What are the odds.
I was so stunned that I decided to tell another dealer when he asked me what I had picked up. He chuckled and proceeded to show me another /12. Wow! Thankfully it was a Tyler Seguin card and was priced well above what I had spent.
He continued digging and found two more in his boxes. Shaking my head, I knew it was time to go.
But not before I made him sift through all of his stuff looking for the remaining cards on my list. No luck there.
89 out of 100 (89%)