I didn't go to the show, but that doesn't mean I can't walk away with some stuff.
It all started last month when I won a pretty decent round of Pack Wars. This sweet Taylor Hall 3-color patch/auto was being drooled on by a local Hall collector. He was looking to trade.....and I was looking for Lindens.
He told me that he was heading to the Fall Expo in Toronto and so I gave him my tradelist. Fingers crossed he could land a big item.
I saw him this past week at another trade night and as the title says....I've got pickups.
2014/15 Upper Deck
25th Anniversary Young Guns Tribute
#UD25-TL 2014 Toronto Fall Expo Giveaway
I was pumped to see this card. It was only given out to those at the show who opened up a tin of The Cup at their booth. While I don't know what the production numbers are on these cards, I have yet to see another copy of one pop up anywhere.
Trevor Linden now has an Upper Deck Young Guns card.
His rookie card was part of the final OPC product prior to the "big boom". Score, ProSet, Upper Deck and more all created an entire new world of collecting. Ushering in the junk wax era, Linden's rc can easily be found for less than a buck.
But that wasn't the only Linden item coming my way from Toronto.
Next to his tradebox, there was a larger UltraPro box, housing a display case. Inside was the item that would complete the trade.
The Certificate of Authenticity looked less than what he felt was acceptable, so he had the glove properly authenticated and the paperwork will be arriving shortly.
Now the glove went for a little more than my Taylor Hall card, so a little evening up, and a thank-you handshake and we were done.
What I found to be the kicker is that he initially pulled out an Artifacts base card as a gag for me. I got home and took a closer look at the card.
I'm gonna say yes......only becasue it would be the perfect way to end this story.
So thank you very much Craig for making the 2014 Toronto Fall Expo a very memorable one for me.