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
...one 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.