Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bye bye Wayne.

Trade night at one of the local card shops was this past Thursday night. It was a great night of trading. It helps that there was new product out recently, and the first card show of the season is coming up Saturday.
About 18-20 people were there to join in the fun. Well, except a couple of times when the baseball/football guys challenged the hockey guys to step outside... and when the debate arose over who were the top QB's in the NFL.
I admit, I was in that last one.
Good times. Wouldn't have it any other way. Right Jamie?
Anyways, you came here to see the goods. Like I said, it was a very busy night of trading. So I'll feature just one of my trades in this post. But no worries, it was a doozy.
Remember my 2012-13 OPC Hockey box break review? I pulled this little beauty....
 I've had quite a few offers on it.... and decided to send it packing this trade night. What'd I get in return?

a PK Subban ICE insert... this year ICE is randomly inserted in Upper Deck products. Or at least it seems that way.
 a couple of limited cards out of UD all time great, and a Whaler.

 now the 'hits'.... from last year's Ultimate, an auto of former Montreal great, Jaroslav Halak.
 and this year's Ultimate... 70's sniper Reggie Leach and another stopper, Tomas Vokoun.
 I like last year's efforts a lot better.

A game used jersey and stick from the previously mentioned Whaler. Too bad the swatch wasn't green.

 One of the upcoming young hopes for Montreal. First round pick, Louis Leblanc rookie jersey/auto.
 again, too bad about the sticker auto. Still, I'll take it.

and the final card in my patch ransom....... maybe you've heard of him.
that's right. PIT R 27. or maybe he means Patrick Roy 33? We'll go with the latter.

I love trading away cards that mean nothing to me and getting stuff in return that does. I love this hobby.

The rest of trade night in my next post..... or maybe the one after.


  1. I was drooling over the first Francis card, then I saw the second. Wow.

  2. I agree - that 2nd Francis card is amazing.

  3. An awesome haul to say the least...well done!

  4. wow! what a haul! the Roy alone is amazing!

  5. I'm drooling over that Roy card.

  6. That was quiet the deal. Roy is awesome and I love me some Ron Francis.

  7. Wow... that PIT R 27 autograph is insane! I wish I had trade nights at my local card shop. Congratulations!

  8. That second Francis is top notch!

  9. WOW, Huge Deal. That Roy Auto is sweeeeeet. Most Roy Auto's look like PHR 33 but it is an interesting auto to see. But the Halak and Voukoun Auto's are also nice as backup hit's. I am a Goalie guy so The Francis doesn't interest me as much must still a huge trade and You got the best of it.

  10. You made out like a bandit on that! I mean, even if it were just the Roy auto for the patch, you're ahead of the game.

    Great stuff!