But I'm very fortunate to have a couple of shops in my city that run trade nights. And while I tend to bring the same ol' stuff, there's always a chance that I will walk away with something new - without having to drop a ton of coin. And I did just that last month.
(Inducted in 1982)
A perfect addition to my collection. Great card set, solid signature, and a guy that doesn't really command top dollar. This was an easy one to trade for.
Obtaining this card has made me want to take a look at the variety of my cards. I like that I have a good mixture of product types and that there are no real stretches of redundancy.
Let's keep that up.
Found some interesting info when I was researching Rod. I had no idea that he broke his back just as he was being called up from junior to play with the Rangers. Tripped over some debris thrown onto the ice and fell into the boards. Doctors took a bone from his leg to bind three vertebras in his back. And this was back in the 60's. That's nuts.
As well, I noticed he was putting up a point-a-game stats right up until his abrupt retirement. Seems he had a bit of a dispute with then GM John Ferguson. Pretty much killed his career.
(Inducted in 2015)
Boy either my camera sucks or my computer monitor needs a reset. This card looks blue - and it's not. But let's look beyond my lack of proper editing on the pic. Another offering that is unique to the collection. Cool autograph. Maybe could've been a bit better photo....but I'm not picky. I managed to get rid of stuff I don't want for something I do.
Gotta say that's a win in my book.
It's so weird seeing guys inducted into the HOF that I followed from day one. Makes me feel old.
The one thing this card makes me aware of (and you'll see it in my next offering) is that I'd like to consider getting the players in a jersey that best represents them.
Just like Fedorov isn't a Duck. I know I'll be upgrading that one down the road. I can sense it now.
But for now, it's one step closer to the goal.
Current Collection - 80 HOF Autos