Two bubble mailers were sitting in the mailbox today, and that can only be a sign of good things. Let's unpack what was in my mailbox today:
The first card was another Team Sweden card for my Enroth PC. It is from the 2018-19 BY Cards 2019 IIHF World Championships set, which actually pictures Enroth from 2018 at the Olympic Games funny enough. Photo mishaps aside, these cards from BY Cards (which originate in Russia) are always quality cards that I really do enjoy adding to my collection.
The next card that was waiting for me today was the 18-19 Upper Deck Series 2 300 Win Club Jersey card (white coloured swatch) of Cam Ward, which fills a much-needed hole in this ongoing set collection. I meant to pickup this card once it was released, but the prices were waaaaaaaay too high. I know there are a ton of set collectors going after the 300 Win Club set, but I wasn't going to pay the $100-$150+ price tag that some of these cards were selling for (crazy, right?). I was patient with this one and found one on sale. Thank you, COMC!
Card prices aside, adding the Cam Ward card to my collection today was very cool. I've always liked watching him play in the league and he always seemed like a pretty down to earth kind of dude, plus his masks were always top notch. Fun fact about 'Wardo' and I is that we both share the same goalie mask painter - Steve Nash from EyeCandyAir! Steve once told me that Ward was always thinking about new ideas for his masks, even while out on the road, which even included using a napkin to draw out an idea he had for some mask art on one of his Hurricanes' masks. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me.
Author - Aaron
I've been collecting Hockey cards since the late 90's. Mainly the goalies since 2005. I also Co-Host a Hockey Card Podcast.
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