There's a collector that goes to the monthly trade nights who has a small stash of Linden cards. He knows I collect him and he picks up the odd card here and there when he can trade for them. Many times in the past he has helped me add a new card to the pc.
Last month, he had a new card I needed. But even though I had a full box of traders, we weren't able to complete a trade.
See, he's a Detroit collector. I can appreciate that. And I didn't have any Red Wings cards. So that meant I had to do some replenishing of the ol' trade box. Which I managed to do early in this month.
So when April's trade night happened last week....I was ready. And I was happy to land this new add.
2012/13 In The Game Decades 90s
This hard signed signature was a card that I just let slip by time after time after time on ebay. Two reasons for that. One, I refuse to pay $20+ dollars for this card. It's just not worth that. Even now, it's in the $10 range.....I won't budge.
Second, I knew that eventually I'd be able to trade for this copy. It's not numbered and it's not a high-demand Linden card (even for a guy who has it on his wantlist).
So I waited.....and waited. And I finally made a trade for it.
Cross that one off.
The second card comes from a trade I made on the hobby boards. It involves a piece of my awesome one box break of In The Game Used last month. This product is paying off in spades.
I was able to trade the quad gold card (as well as a couple other smaller value cards) for this one...
2013/14 In The Game Used
Past, Present & Future
#PPF-08 Horvat/Sedin/Linden Gold
This gold parallel is limited to just 10 copies. And even though I slightly overpaid, the fact that I was able to trade for this card makes it all worth it. The other cards I gave up were either cards I picked up cheap or have been sitting in my trade box for a mighty long time.
Three great two-color jersey pieces with thick seams on the Horvat and Linden pieces.
Is it a stunner of a card? No...not really. It's a little par for the ITG course. But it's a low numbered item that hits my pc via trade. And for that, I applaud......myself.
With these two cards off the list, it looks like I'm adding a couple more back on. I guess I spoke too soon when I said it was a good thing Linden didn't win a Cup. It seems as though he has been included in the latest ITG offering Lord Stanley's Mug. A Cup Rivals card that has Linden share the space with Mess....ugh, I can't even say it. The first dual card featuring the pair. Yuck. He also has a quad card - around the bases we go again. All that's left is to see what kind of parallel offerings there are on these cards.