Thursday, November 7, 2013

Two weekends, two shows, two missions

I'm absolutely spoiled.  You can ask my wife, she'll tell you.  I lucked out this month and have two card shows over a two weekend period that are within a reasonable driving distance.  One was the local mall show last weekend, where I kept to the vintage baseball sets that I've been chasing after.  If you missed that post, you can see it here.

Now this coming weekend is going to be the same, only different.  I'm headed off to the Expo just outside of Toronto and will spend the better part of 2 days hunting for cards to finish off some hockey sets.  Some sets are newer, some I've been working on for quite a while.

One set that I'm hoping to finish off is the 2008-09 OPC set.  I'm down to 49 short prints after picking up these 4 off of Sportlots last week

I picked these 4 up only because the 2 sellers that I had purchased other cards from had these on for relatively cheap.  It was just happenstance that the 2 Legends SPs turned out to be two of the all time greatest Blackhawk players, Tony O and Denis Savard.  Zubov has played a grand total of 11 NHL games.  So much for being a "marquee rookie".  Kyle Turris is now with the Senators, and playing reasonably well since coming from the Coyotes two seasons ago.

I'm also hoping to pick up some more cards for my Joe Sakic PC..

I picked these three cards up a couple of weeks ago during a trip to the LCS.  I wish this card shop was a little more local, as I have to drive almost 30 miles to get to it, but when I do get to visit the trip is always worth it, as the Sakic cards above show...

The crowds should be pretty big each day at the Expo, largely because of the big names that are going to be giving autographs.  Bobby Hull, Mario Lemieux, Guy Lafleur, Mike Modano and Vladislav Tretiak join former Leaf greats Lanny McDonald and Borje Salming.  Not that I chase any autographs, but it should be pretty cool to see those guys up close and in person.

If you're looking for me on Friday, I'll be the guy wearing the flaming horse jersey.  Don't be afraid to say hello.

Thanks for reading, Robert

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