Holy cow!!! It's been forever since I last posted. It's been a combination of a number of things. First, I've been busy - really busy at work. Busiest summer I've had there. Second, I've taken a bit of an unplanned card hiatus. Finances just aren't jiving with collecting right now (and that's ok). Third, I just haven't been too excited about collecting right now. I still enjoy it, but it's not at the forefront of my mind these days. Lastly.......well there is no lastly. I just haven't been posting.
Sue me. :)
Anyways, I had some time tonight to try and get a few things sorted off my desk and I decided to pull the scanner out and share some of the Linden cards I've picked up this year (yeah....that's how long it feels). A couple generous gifts, a few nice bargains and really that's about it. Nothing jaw dropping.
I was lucky enough to snag a screen grab of this before it sold. Not sure who bought it (I didn't) but it's definitely a nice addition to his/her collection.
Much thanks Dave. I like the red jersey piece as you don't see too many Linden cards with that jersey colour.
Solid looking card, but Leaf has really done it with the parallels. One of the few reasons why I'm just not attacking them like I used to.
No "show card" designation so we are left to assume it's an error of sorts or a backdoored item that just sat in inventory. Regardless, I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff. Kevin even mentioned he has a gold and green version as well (would love to see those one day).
Thanks very much Kevin. You've always been a great part of my collecting world.
I remember him because he would always take obscene shift lengths - to the point where all of the coaches and players would scream his last name over and over to get him off the ice. I laughed at that memory.
Love the hard signed sigs. They are the best.
And I like this type of signature way more than sticker autos. Looks clean (when the signature fits in the die cut).
But I think if UD just made the area for the auto to come through a little bigger....it's be a complete winner.
I took a pencil to it to cover it up a bit. (I know....for shame).
I'll be looking for an upgrade one day. These are after all manufactured patches.
I had my eye on one for months that had what looked to be part of the NHL crest as a piece of Linden's patch. I made a fair offer on it but was declined. I got this one for about a quarter of the price.
Funny thing is the other card is still for sale and I've seen it numerous times listed for less than what I offered on it. Should've taken it while he had the chance.
I was sad to not see it come as I bought it for a good price. While I did get my money refunded, I wasn't sure I'd get that kind of a deal again.
Lucky me....I did. Pretty much the same price.
Well, that's about it for my Linden adds. I've got a couple other things to share over the next couple weeks (if my work schedule doesn't kill me). Might get me back in the groove of posting as I do miss blogging.
Hope everyone is having a good summer.
(There....no more Messier as the lead photo on my blog)!!!!
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