But tonight was not that. In fact, it was the opposite. I was able to walk away having made many trades.....possibly even the most I've made in a single trade night.
And that means some show & tell posts.
Tonight will be short and sweet though as I am tired and ready for sleep.
2011/12 Panini Titanium
# 133 Jake Gardiner /17
Yeah......it happened again. Twice in one week.
After months of a stagnant project, I have added two cards to a set that only has a handful of cards left on the wantlist.
I was sifting through one of the numerous trade boxes at the store and came across this beauty. I was pretty sure I needed that number but a quick check of the list confirmed it.
I couldn't believe that I tracked down a /17 locally after all this time.
What made things even better is that I was able to trade for it with supreme ease. I couldn't have asked for a better transaction.
What made me laugh is that when I told some people that I needed this card for my project, some of the guys forgot all about it. It had been so long since I really had been making dents in it. Some thought I finished it, some thought I gave up on it.
Not so fast.....it's still on the radar. Always will be until I hit that last card.
So with this number crossed off, I am now down to FIVE cards. I know the end will come one day (and I could probably speed things up if I were a little more aggressive in searching) but the fun of just letting this project breathe on its own is really rewarding.
And it makes a find like this even more fun.
95 out of 100 (95%)