Sunday, July 15, 2012

What the 'L'

You may or may not have seen recently that Eric over at Manupatches & Hochevars (yes, that is my summer title for his blog...) had acquired a Luke Hochevar collection.  In order to recoup some of the money he invested in the collection, Eric listed a bunch of cards on eBay for the masses.

I was fortunate enough to win one of those auctions, for the letter 'L'.

Yes, a Kelly Shoppach By the Letter auto/letter card.  It has long been a project of mine to actually get enough of these letters to spell out my name.  Yes, it's been a long time, but I now have in my collection two letters towards my name.  Last winter at the Expo in Toronto I plucked an 'E' for cheap...

the $4 each that I paid for both of these cards is the right price for me.  I took a look at some of the auctions that are up for these letters (especially the hockey letters), and the prices are crazy.  I think every hockey letter that was listed was going for $100+, which to me is absurd. 

Maybe I'll just pick up another L, and then an H, and then put the four together and tell eBay sellers where they can go for the prices they are charging...

LOL...a little bitter, don't you think? 


Eric, thank you for the auction, and for the Hochevars that came with...blogger generosity strikes again.

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Might be cheaper to just legally change your name to "Le"

  2. If you were to ever go big and include your first name, or make your last name Irish, I'd definitely be able to hook you up with an "O" I got as part of a package recently.