With so many sets that I have want lists for, it's easy to forget at what point I'm at as far as a specific set is concerned.
When I received my COMC order a few days ago, and pulled these 4 cards out of the box, it hit me like a ton of bricks that I'm actually just 5 cards short of finishing the 76-77 OPC set. This is one of the first sets I collected as a kid, and over 40 years later finally finishing this up is going to be a big source of pride.
My patience (read cheapness) finally led to getting these cards at a lower price. The Canadiens team leaders card was just over $2, and the Bernie Parent was at $4. Much, much better than I had seen over the past few months.
I miss the days where forward lines spent more than a few weeks together. The LCB line was a big force during the mid to late 70's, and finding this card for just under $2 was a big score for me.
Finally, getting this card for less than $10 was a huge win.
I was pretty much resigned to having to pay $20 or more for this card, as I hadn't found any copies that were decent for less than that. Then one Saturday morning, I hopped on the site, and saw this up for sale for $9. Had to look at it twice to make sure that it was in as good condition as I hoped. Then I get it out of the sleeve, and it was in even better shape than I thought.
An absolute steal for that price. I'll smile each time I look at the set.
Now, I'm down to 5 cards to finish this off. Ken Dryden, Lanny McDonald, Tiger Williams, and 2 checklists. I know I'll get the McDonald for around $4-$5.
What the other 4 will cost, who knows? Probably won't be cheap though...
Thanks for reading!!