Tuesday, April 8, 2014

HHOF AUTOS - Yet Another Trade To Announce

Last weekend was the final card show in the "monthly card show" circuit.  Boy does the season ever go quick.  It seems like only yesterday that I was drafting my hockey pool team, cursing my picks immediately after and trekking out to the first show of the year.

And now here we are.....only one more local card show before the summer months hit.  I'm kind of looking forward to the change of atmosphere, cracking out the golf clubs, a few beers on the patio, BBQ nights.......and relaxing a bit from the Linden chase.

I'm getting ahead of myself.....back to the cards.

In addition to the many cards I picked up to replenish my trade box, I also made a last minute trade for yet another Hall of Fame auto.  It's a name that I already have crossed off the list, but the card just spoke to me.

Red Kelly
(Inducted in 1969)

See....I told you so.  This is a great looking card.  A nice big signature...solid and crisp.  A good action photo with a great Leafs logo in full view.

I picked it up because I knew that I'd be trading for it.  I wouldn't have picked it up as a cash only deal.  I figured "Why not".

It replaces a card which is quite nice in its own right....but is playing second fiddle to the new add.

A tough choice I know.  Especially when you add in the dilemna of which team to go with.

Red played more years as a Wing, but had better offensive numbers with the Leafs.  I decided that the card and photo trump all.

So with that, another card is added....but the final tally remains the same.

I'm looking forward to the big show in May.  One last hurrah for the season.

Current Collection - 42 HOF autos

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