Today was a rare sight for the mailbox in 2014......a yellow bubble envelope. I knew what was inside (as it was the only card that is on the 'incoming' list right now).
2013-14 Panini Select
#178 Retired Prizm Black Friday Promo /35
When I first heard that Panini was doing a Black Friday Promo for Select, I was kind of excited. A good chase number (35 copies) and who knew if all the cards were distributed.
I waited patiently for prices to come down on the card and during my wait I received a comment on these boards from a person saying they had a copy of the card if I was interested.
We worked out a trade - YES...A TRADE! Talk about old school. And the bubble mailers were sent off. I received my end of the deal today, but there was more than just the Linden in the mailer.
2014 National Hockey Card Day
USA Version (1 pack)
This is cool! A couple weeks ago Upper Deck held their National Hockey Card Day in both Canada and the US. I didn't get out to any shops for my free packs but was thrilled to see a US pack in my envelope.
I had my eye on a certain card from the set and sure enough....
Now you might think that Tony should be in the Canadian set - after all, he was on the 1972 Team Canada during the Summit Series. But did you know that he also suited up for Team USA at the Canada Cup in 1981? It says so right on the back of the card.
Read your card backs people. It's fun!
And what's better than one free pack? How about two.
2004 Press Pass National Trading Card Day (1 pack)
I had to do a double take when I saw the year. I thought at first it said 2014 but then noticed it was a decade prior.
I've never heard of this promotion so it was really exciting to rip open this wrapper.
So thank you very much Duff for reaching out to me about the Linden, for a seamless trade and for the bonus goodies. I really appreciate it.