After a week off from work (but still managing to put in a couple days at the office.....ugh) it was time to head to the monthly card show this morning. It's something I always look forward to - even if it's the same vendors and even if they have (mostly) the same stuff on their tables. It's a good chance to just relax, chat with other hobbyists and have fun for a couple hours.
I managed to find a couple Lindens for the pc....nothing too extreme to warrant a blog post (especially after what I've got to show today) and a nice gift which I am sending off tomorrow to very generous collector.
It was a quick trip today as I wanted to head down to an antique show I had heard about. I was hoping that a certain person would be setting up and that he would be bringing some stuff I've seen previously at shows. Sadly....he was not there this time.
But that doesn't mean I can't still have some fun diggin' around.
And boy did I ever find some gems.
This was back when there were just 21 teams in the NHL.....a time period that I know better than probably any other. This book shot me back to that time period and what a trip.
And I wonder if they would still accept entries to their contest?
And yes, the book is completely clean. Not a single crayon or marker in sight.
What the heck???!!!! My hometown team, not represented.
Well, this book came out shortly after the Flames relocated from Atlanta. So soon after that a logo didn't even exist.
Did you notice it on the front cover?
I love the "suggested logo" idea. I on the other hand decided to draw my own "Flaming C" on Russell's jersey. And I think I did a good job at the time.
Makes me want to get the pencil crayons out right now.
And they both would've been awesome full page shots too.
I cut this photo out (no photocopying back then for me) and traced the outline a few times on different sheets of coloured paper. I then cut out each one of those and made a little action kaleidoscope.
I'm sure I got a killer mark.
I wish I still had that project.
I'm pretty sure this was the first one to get the colouring treatment.
I just can't remember if I did the jersey in black or yellow. Either one would've been stellar I'm sure.
Yeah.....let's throw away that orange and get some red out. Can you imagine it though.
Now, another great find - at the same table - had me doing a little bundling.
Who had a scrapbook like this when they were young? I remember having a bland, scenic cover one with lame newsprint-type paper in it.
This one would've made me super-popular. It's got Eddie Giacomin on the front!!
What's interesting is that you can clearly see this product did not have the NHL's endorsement. No logos. In fact, what the heck team is Ron Ellis even playing for? Looks like the Alberta Oilers of the WHA.
Untouched. So good.
I don't even know what to do with this book, but I just had to have it.
So the two books......seven bucks.....for the pair. Ka-ching!! I couldn't get the cash out of my pocket fast enough.
But wait....there's more.
I went back to his table after bombing around the show and I'm so glad I did.
Sure the one is a little "used" but I don't care. You just don't find stuff like this everyday.
Frankly, when I saw "Memorial".....I was buying them.
Seller said it was a game-used puck. Not sure about that....but it sure does look used. For the five bucks I paid for the pair....they'll make for great stories.
And I'm going to try and get the other one signed by Linden one day. I think it would look outstanding with this signature on it. It's a nice, clean unused puck. So good that I don't think the puck is 30 years old, but instead was a re-issue puck of some sort.
But I don't care. Don't ruin it for me. :)
Whew.......what a day. So much fun.