One of the 4 great envelopes that came in recently was from Doug at the Sportscards from the Dollar Store blog. Doug emailed me not too long before the Spring Expo in Toronto asking me if I was going to be able to make the trip. Sadly, I couldn't make it this time around, so Doug was kind enough to knock a few cards off of a couple of PC want lists while he was at the show.
I needed all 4 of these Joe Sakic cards, and I was especially grateful to see the top two cards. The top left card is the 2015 National Hockey Card day release from UD that was available in Canada. The top right card is from a redemption pack that Panini released back in 2011-12. I had never seen a Panini Select card, much less owned one until the 2013-14 Sakic version landed on my doorstep. Finally, a card that I thought I owned already, the 06-07 Fleer Total 'O' insert rounds out the envelope.
Doug also knocked off a couple of Brett Lawrie cards from the Top 30 most wanted list. The two Gypsy Queen cards become #'s 3 and 4 off of the list, which has been updated (finally).
The 2013 Pinnacle was also something I needed, but taking a look at it made me wonder. I know Panini doesn't have a license to show team logos, that I get. Couldn't they at least show Lawrie's name on the back of the jersey? Even while typing that last sentence, I also noticed that the number 13 isn't the standard numbering style (see the GQ card on the right). Does the license/lack of license also restrict Panini from using names & styles specific to the team as well?
None the less, the cards are great, and I'm lucky to have these 7 in my collection now.
Thank you Doug, these cards are really appreciated!!
thanks for reading, Robert