Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's been a long time...

I get distracted easily. To some of you this is not a surprise. You may even suffer along with me. It's odd because outside of this hobby, I'm very focused and efficient. But as for collecting little pieces of cardboard, I'm all over the map. I need help.

One of the downsides of being so scatter brained is that certain parts of my collection get ignored for awhile. One of those parts was my hockey individual player collections. I have binders going for Carey Price, P.K. Subban (just started that one) Chris Nilan and Lyle Odelein. And I may start one for Larry Robinson. Still debating that one.
While I have added a lot of new cards to my current players, Price and Subban, I have neglected my retired players, Nilan and Odelein.
A quick trip to ebay town rectified that in short order. I actually lucked out. I found one seller with two cards I wanted. For $3.50 shipped, I got not one, but two autographed cards of Lyle Odelein.

From the '96/97 Be a Player set...
 and the 2000/01 Be A Player set.
These on card autos are a great addition. And for under $2 each I cannot complain. Now if I could only find some relic cards of his.... especially the dual relic with Chris Nilan. That would be the end all be all card for me.