Trevor Linden cards are coming down in price.
I don't know if it's the oversaturation of Linden cards on the market, the waning desire for some collectors to pull the trigger on some of his pieces or if the NHL lockout had something to do with it.
Whatever the reason is, it's helped me a great deal in landing some low numbered items for a fraction of what I was expecting to pay.
The most recent card to hit the mailbox was one that presented a first in the world of my Linden pc.
I am at a loss why someone would slab a low numbered card like this only to put it out on the open market afterwards. I really believe the slabbing dropped the price a bit rather than enhance the value.
It was on the wantlist and I knew that if I won the auction, the first thing I would do is free the card from its plastic case.
2012/13 Upper Deck Artifacts
#93 Dual Jersey Auto /12
As you can see.....I won said auction.
I've never had to free a card from a graded slab before. I actually had to youtube it to see what the best way to go about it would be. And while it helped immensely, I really should have done it outside. I'm now destined to step on a plastic shard in my office at some point. I can feel it coming.
This card, numbered to just 12, is about the 5th or 6th to arrive so far this year where the price tag has been more than reasonable. Instead of coming up with a Linden Card Of The Year for 2013, I might just do a Linden STEAL Of The Year. There are definitely a number of cards that could gun for the title.
Stay tuned, my next Linden card show will hopefully air a number of these great pickups.