This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting a new Trevor Linden collector. He discovered my blog and quickly commented (he included his e-mail address so I didn't post the comment). I wrote back to thank him and we had a great back and forth chat.
It made me step back and appreciate just how fortunate meeting good quality people can be. I love chatting cards. I love chatting Linden. I love just good all-around chat.
He asked if I knew of a place where he could get a full Trevor Linden checklist. Did I? I soon proceeded to e-mail the 26-page beast. I think it knocked his socks off. It was cool.
I'm looking forward to hearing more from my new Linden friend and maybe down the road we can do some trading.
The one card he mentioned was from the NHLPA charity 4-on-4 challenge game way back in the day. One of my all-time favorite pieces of Linden cardboard. I can still remember him being teamed with "Burnaby Joe" Sakic - and the magic on the ice they had....oh what a trade that would have been.
Anyways, I told him that I had another goodie from that series and I pulled it out of the dust-filled closet tonight.
Only a Canucks fan would think this jersey is absolutely gorgeous. It would have to sit on the top of the list of game-used jersey wants (if I collected gamers). Maybe that and a nice Medicine Hat Tigers WHL top. Either one would do.
I picked up this photo years ago when my Linden card collection was in its infancy. I considered collecting 8x10's as well but gave it up when I noticed too much of a discrepancy in quality and way too much saturation in the market.
But this one's a keeper. A unique time in his career, a very unique photo and a great reason to pull it out of the closet.
Thanks for the message Trevor. Hope you enjoy the blog. Be sure to comment anytime.