Upon arriving at the card store, I decided to take a casual look through the display cases. It's a fun way to kill a few minutes and see some goodies (most of which I'll never own). Some amazing looking cards out there.
While glancing, I came across a card /7 (on the list). I asked what the price was for the card and it was right in the wheelhouse of something to consider.
I kept that info in the back of my head all night.
Later in the evening, I asked if maybe we could work out a trade for the card. "Sure". That's all I needed to hear. It didn't take long before we had the start of what would be a big trade.
2010/11 Upper Deck SP Game Used
Authentic Fabric Five
#AF5 SWEDE Zetterberg/Franzen/Backstrom/Hornqvist/D. Sedin /7
Wow! This was pretty much the perfect card for the pc. Low numbered, but with a couple guys who don't have strong hobby followings. And while the Nashville and Vancouver patches are solid, the other three are less than desirable.
And did you notice that the Sedin and Hornqvist patches are on the wrong side? Even nicer for a guy who only really cares about the serial number.
But it gets better.
The card I was asked to trade in return was a little more than this Authentics Fabrics Five. I was asked if there was anything else I was interested in.
WARNING: The following card may be offensive to some viewers.
I ended up finding a card, but it is revolting to me that this guy gets some more face time on my blog. Just goes to show you that this project is truly about the serial numbers....not the player.
I can't believe he's in it......and low - very low.
2008/09 Upper Deck SP Game Used
Famous Fight Straps
#FS-MM Mark Messier /3
The lowest number left on the list. In a Rangers uniform (just taunting me). It's a gorgeous card but for the player.
But I had to have it. It's not often that a card /3 comes available for trade.
We worked out a deal and the pair came home with me. I still can't believe it. Messier.
But with that card I can officially say that I have snagged all the single digit numbers on the list. That's a huge accomplishment. It also puts me over the 90% mark. I don't care what anybody says, 90 is a magical number in this hobby.
Ugh. Messier. That's pretty low. Pretty low indeed.
91 out of 100 (91%)