One of the benefits of a massive loonie table at the card show is that you never know what you might find. Case in point, I added three new cards to my 'Voices Of The Game' collection.
I work in the sports media industry and I've always enjoyed good broadcasting and good commentary. My dream job would be to work for the NHL as an editor, building award-winning documentaries about anything and everything hockey.
So when Panini introduced the Voices Of The Game autographed cards a number of years ago, I thought they were pretty neat. It took me a few years before I stumbled on the Dick Irvin sig that started it all, but better late than never.
Now I've seen a number of these inserts sitting on tables and posted online, but really, I'm just looking to land a card here and there when the price is stupidly low. Just for fun.
I mentioned that loonie table right?
Mike Lange will be forever known for his "Lange-isms" as they're called on the back of this card with the all-time great "Beat him like a rented mule" leading the charge.
I've never really taken a close look at the checklists to any of these sets, but in my eyes, this Lange is one of the must-haves for any broadcasting signature product.
And at just a single (Canadian) dollar, it was yet another no-brainer. In fact, I snagged both copies I found that day.
What can I say, I don't listen to Florida games and so I didn't even know he was a broadcaster.
But points to me for knowing that he did play in the NHL in the 80's (Quebec I believe). So there's that.
But that's about it.
I might have overpaid on this one.
Three more autos for the collection and I've almost doubled the size of this project in one short, inexpensive day.
Current Collection - 7 cards