It's been a little while since I added to my Upper Deck 300 Win Club set. After missing a couple of key auctions on a few cards which bummed me out, luck finally was on my side as I was able to snag the Barrasso stick card recently.
This Tom Barrasso card was a big piece for the set, as he has a ton of collectors out there which makes this card tricky to grab for the right price. Barrasso notched 369 wins in his impressive NHL career and was awarded a card in this set back in 2015-16 Upper Deckl Series 1. This card features a nice cut of wood from one of his old Heaton (I presume) goalie sticks.
Another sweet add to my set! This is my 16th card from the 300th Win Club set to date and I'm always looking to add more from my want list!
Happy collecting, everyone!
Is this the year of the buyback? A look at the Upper Deck 30th Anniversary BuyBack cards inserted into UD Series 1.
Will this year be the year of the BuyBack? Apparently so. Let's dive a little deeper into this, shall we?
After seeing the 2nd installment of the KHL Exclusive Collection (appropriately named "Part 2") release not too long ago, I was trying to minimize my excitement knowing that there were 4 Enroth 1/1 printing plates released in this product, but snagging any of them would prove to be quite the task.
Was I up for the challenge?
Late this afternoon I was excited to see another yellow bubble mailer sitting in the mailbox today, as I knew exactly what was inside before I even opened it. Don't you love mail days like those?
These cards might not look like much, but it completes my 2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Last Line Of Defence green parallel insert set, limited to 199 copies. I'm not primarily a set collector, so making the decision to chase a particular set of cards is a rare thing for me. While I've completed some low-end goalie sets in the past, this is the first paralleled set of goalie cards I've completed so far, which is a new collecting 'milestone' for me. Though this isn't a complete master set for this subset (there are also Midnight Parallels #/25), I am still stoked to put this set to bed.
I received these two cards from a fellow Hobby Insider forum member, as he broke very large amounts of 18-19 Synergy and gifted these to me free of charge in order for me two finally finish this green parallel set. Love that!
Until next time,
In my last blog post, I learned that me and my collection were in Beckett Hockey's November issue as their featured Super Collector. As stoked as I was, I haven't actually seen the article yet - until today that is. My November Issue finally made its way into my hands today and I'm excited to show it off.
For those who own their November issues already, you can find my 2-page spread on pages 24 and 25. Awesome, right?
For those who don't have access to a hard copy of their own, I've scanned the article so others can view it here on my personal blog. I hope you enjoy!
Have you picked up this month's Novemeber Issue of Beckett Hockey? If not, I suggest you do... because I am the featured Super Collector in this issue! Take a look at my featured article when you have the chance!
I normally don't show off cards that I don't even own, but I've been thinking this one over for awhile now.
After picking up my 5th Enroth graded card yesterday (09-10 UD Champs Signatures BGS 9.5), I have gone back and forth with myself if I want to bite the bullet on this card featured above. This Enroth PSA graded Future Watch Autographed card has be listed multiple times on eBay and the price tag hasn't budged. The shipping is Free, but it comes with a hefty (in my opinion) $40 price tag that I beleive should be much lower.
I guess time will tell if I end up purchasing this one as I continue to inch closer & closer to card number 500 for this collection. I expect to receive a refund for something soon, so maybe that will give me the extra push to snag this one for the collection.
Nothing huge, but today marks my 5th graded Enroth card added to the collection with this sweet 09-10 UD Champs Signatures card. Sorry for the blurry scan - most slabs scan horribly with my old HP scanner!
I have seen this card on COMC for awhile now, and it finally dropped low enough for me to submit an offer to snag this graded mini for the collection. I just looked up this card in the Beckett Population Reports and realized it is also a POP 1, which is also pretty cool.
This card is number 471 for the collection and I'm excited to have it.
In other news, the Maple Leafs had a great opening night against the Sens tonight. Big win! Lets hope they can keep this up...
Added these two cards to my Enroth collection these past two weeks.
I was very glad to see Enroth featured once again in these Corona sets for the 2018-19 season. I've always liked these Corona KHL cards and found them to be very well-made cards with solid designs each season. Cards from "The Wall" set are some of my favourites.
With these recent adds, my Enroth card collection now stands at 470 cards in total. 30 more to reach the 500 card milestone. I'm hoping Enroth's 2019-20 additions bring me a few steps closer to that goal!
Until next time,
After my recent trip to Tim Hortons, I opened two packs of their 19-20 Upper Deck Tim Hortons hockey cards and made a quick trade on SportsCardForum in order to land this sweet Marc-Andre Fleury Red Die-Cut card to the collection.
I really like UD's addition of a base parallel card with these Red Die-Cut cards. Aside from looking awesome, I feel like cards like these are important in getting collectors introduced to this hobby in a fun way seeing cards that are slightly different from the regular base cards. It might "hook" people in that much more if they decide to try for a set or two.
I'm liking what I've seen from this promotional release once again this year. I'm hoping everyone else is too!
Author - Aaron
Welcome to my hockey card blog! I have been collecting hockey cards (mainly the goalies) since 2005, and I'm a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan!
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