This is a perfect example of a card I thought I'd never see. I still can't believe I own a copy of it.
So, the story behind this card (and most of the others in this post) come from a site called Centre Ice Collectibles. They sell singles and I've picked up the odd card here and there over the years. Most of the time I check out their site, they have base and a few mid-range parallels...nothing I don't already have. They've also started posting some of their cards for sale on eBay...which is where the lightbulb went off.
They did not have this card on eBay...I went to the CIC site after I tracked down a couple other cards and couldn't believe my eyes at the number of show cards they had sitting in the Linden checklist.
My excitement was so palpable that it cost me in some stupid shipping costs (more on that later).
I've said it a number of times since I cracked open the bubble mailer...I can't believe I have found a copy of this card.
#129 SHOW Fanfest Silver /25
This was one of the cards I saw lurking on eBay. It popped up on my feed on a weekday afternoon, causing me to do a doubletake. What was a rare gem like this doing wandering on deck on a Tuesday? It made no sense. A quick check of my master list confirmed that it was indeed a card I needed...so I pulled the trigger quick on the purchase. Even went so far as to pay for it right away (foreshadowing).
This is the fourth colour parallel of this show card that I now own and again, I still can't believe I stumbled on a copy of it. These cards just never see the light of day.
But within seconds of me winning this auction...another card popped up right behind it.