One little package was waiting for me when I returned home from Toronto. I have been holding off on a lot of ebay purchasing for two reasons...
One, I was saving for Toronto. Two, I knew there would be some beefy Linden cards popping up in the ITG Ultimate Memorabilia 12th Edition release.
My "I'm not in a rush" attitude has been a relaxing few weeks and I've really enjoyed the replenishing of the wallet. But things are cyclical and the dollars were flying a little more freely over the past week. But hey....we all gotta splurge sometimes.
Back to my bubble mailer. It came from a trade with Greg over at Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle. I had a Chris Pronger Anaheim Ducks card for the longest time and was holding onto it until I could find a card to snag in return. This one is going to the trade box but I thought it was kind of neat.
The card celebrates that Chara has a freakishly hard shot - 108.8 mph to be exact. This guy is a freak and his stick is just as ridiculous. I've seen a game used Chara stick in person and it's obscenely tall and is stiff as a board.
Forget about getting a puck in the shins, this will clean your clock 'till next week if you took it in the chops.
Now, back to more scanning. Lots to share over the next week. Thanks for the trade Greg.
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