I've chronicled my love for the 71-72 OPC hockey set on this blog on a couple of occasions. Right around Christmas, I was fortunate to see a few of these available on twitter courtesy of Dave from the Wax Stain Rookie blog (twitter ID : @parkhurstcards) .
Dave originally posted the following 70-71 Cesare Maniago card:
Sold! I asked him if he had anything else from the early 70's. Out come these three beauties.
Yes, creases, tape marks/stains. I didn't care. When you find Bobby Hull and Bobby Orr cards from a guy you trust, you have to take the leap.
Dave said "make me an offer". I really panicked a bit, as I looked up the values of the cards, and knowing that players such as Orr and Hull tend to hold their value even in lower conditions I was worried that I might not offer Dave enough.
I threw Dave a number, hoping not to insult him. My offer was $10 over what he thought. Whew!!
I love that I have these 4 cards in my collection. Dave even threw in a Joe Sakic card that I needed.
If you ever have a chance to grab some cards from Dave, don't hesitate. If you ever have a chance to read his blog, or his twitter feeds (he's going through 90-91 Pro Set right now, a fun read on twitter), don't hesitate.
The most entertaining part about this transaction? The time it took for the cards to arrive. My next post will have me do something I don't normally do, taking a shot at the USPS.
Thank you Dave for the cards, they are great!!
Thanks for reading!