Friday, February 21, 2014

It's a Festivus miracle!

I went to one of the local card shop's trade night this past Wednesday evening. I try to go every month, it's a good time.
But I have to say... perhaps a new name is needed. "Trade" night doesn't quite fit. I haven't made a trade in 7 or 8 months there.
Unless you have a brand new released 17 colour game used patch rookie autograph numbered to under /3, there is no way you'll ever trade.
I exaggerate, but only a little. Forget player collecting or even team set collecting.
And set collecting? Trading base cards? Or even the base inserts? HA! Not a chance. You may as well be Snipe hunting.
But then it happened... there were a few new faces this month. And they haven't quite yet got the memo about "the minimum standard."
So there were trades to be had! And trade I did.
Here are some of my new acquisitions. See if you can spot the theme. There may be a prize.*
*(not bloody likely)
a 2013-14 Titanium Carey Price jersey card

a 2010-11 Certified Carey Price DUAL jersey card #/150

a 2010-11 Certified Masked Marvels DUAL jersey card #/99

a 2013-14 Upper Deck Series One Clear Cut Stoppers insert of Carey Price #/100

a 2013-14 Upper Deck Team Canada Carey Price Exclusive parallel #/100

a 2013-14 Totally Certified Carey Price base

a 2013-14 Upper Deck SPx 96/97 Carey Price die cut insert (remember these from back then?)

the 2013-14 Upper Deck SPx Carey Price base

a 2013-14 Upper Deck ICE Carey Price (only found in a bonus pack from boxes of SPx)

a 2013-14 Panini Carey Price somethingorother from some set... I have no idea...

and now for something, completely different...

a 2013-14 Absolute P.K. Subban of these things is not like the other.....

definitely the most productive trade night in a very long time. It was nice to scratch every one of those cards off of my want list.


  1. The final Carey Price came from the Panini wrapper redemption set from the Fall 2013 Toronto Expo.

  2. Outstanding!!!!!!!!!

    Now that's what I call a successful trade night. Great pickups.

    Lots of new stuff too. I like what Titanium has done the past couple years with their jersey cards. They look sharp.