Thursday, May 15, 2014


A big add to the Hall of Fame collection this past week.  I received a message from fellow blogger Dave over at Wax Stain Rookie who noticed some cards I posted for trade and commented tat we had never completed a swap.  We soon rectified that.

It's always nice to get rid of cards that have been sitting in the trade box for a while....and in return getting cards that really make a project sing.  In this case, one of the cards I gave up had only been in my possession for a matter of days - but that's beside the point.

Let's take a look at what came back my way.

Steve Yzerman
(Inducted in 2009)

Yeah......can't go wrong with a sweet sig from Stevie Y.

To pick up an autograph the calibre of Steve Yzerman is huge.  Signatures of Federko, Barber, Mullen, Langway, Gillies, etc. do make the collection grow.  But it's the signatures of Orr, Beliveau and now Yzerman that really beef up this project.

Yzerman sits right on the line of "solid, structured signature" and "scribble".  I'm leaning towards the previous (you can actually make out his first name).

This is the fourth or fifth Glacial Graph or Ice Script-type card that is in the collection and at first I thought that they were a lesser card.  But they really have started to grow on me.  This Yzerman being I think the best example of the lot.

Thanks for the trade Dave!

And while I'm showing off a new HOF auto, I thought I'd update a past post.

A while back, I picked up a nice Bill Gadsby auto at a local show.  It wasn't until I got home that I realized there was a bit of a printing error on the card.  The white gradient used as the background for the signature wasn't lined up nicely along the bottom.

Well.....problem rectified.

This Bill Gadsby looks to be in fine, fine shape.  And while the autograph might not be quite as strong as on the previous copy, my attention to design detail is a lot more calm now that the gradient is in the right spot.

Another crisis averted.

Current Collection - 46 HOF Autos


  1. Love both of these sets... great 'graphs!

  2. Was a pleasure doing business with you! My package arrived friday and I love my loot. Going to hopefully post it up very soon, thanks again and here is hoping we can swap a few more times.