Monday, November 12, 2012

Sometimes you don't ask Howe, you just ask how much

For the most part, I would say that my experience at the winter Expo in Toronto on the weekend was a success.  I learned a lot on the weekend, not only about myself, but about quite a few of the people on the other side of the table.

I could regale you with stories about one guy that I wanted to slap, about others that acted as if they were going to slap someone, or I could prattle on endlessly about the good I saw at the show as well.

Instead, I'm going to show you one card.   Nothing fabulous, but for me it was something that I really wanted to accomplish this weekend.

I wanted one card, pre 1970's, that just wasn't in line with what I was collecting.  I found it Friday afternoon...

Soft corners...yes


A bit off center....that's OK too..

The back is in decent shape, no pen or pencil marks to speak of.

I love the description on the back as well.  Can you tell that Gordie was revered at that time?

I saw some other cards priced in the range of this one...a couple of Beliveaus, along with a few commons from the early 60's Parkhurst sets.  But when I saw this Gordie and the price tag attached, I knew I couldn't leave it at the show. 


That's it.  That pretty much sums up the weekend for me.  Great deals on cards if you were willing to take the time to search the floor.

Searching the floor....another topic that I'll discuss this week...

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. A 69-70 Gordie Howe card for $12?!?! you lucky dog. Nice buy.

  2. cool card. it's good to hear the stories.... can't wait.

  3. Nice card! That's such a great set.

    It was a good show this year. I went with a lot less money and ended up having more fun than I usually do because I really had to hunt for deals.

  4. That's a great looking card. Nothing wrong with it at all. My oldest Howe is a 71-72 Topps that's in similar shape, but doesn't bother me in the least.

  5. I'm no hockey card guy, but sweet card!