Ahhh.... it's good to have hockey back. With only football on tv right now, it's great to have another sport going on week nights.
Of course we also have a new tv deal in place. Which means the dreaded "exclusivity" word is going to be talked about ad nauseam.
From what I can tell, in true Canadian tv spirit, what we were told six months ago when the deal was signed and what is actually happening are quite different.
We were told, ``NO MORE BLACKOUTS!``
What we have is.... a LOT of blackouts.
So to celebrate... uh... oh yeah, the season starting, I`ll show off a few recent card pickups.
first, a little P.K. to start the day.
this is a mini tall boy card, only available via the OPC wrapper redemption. You send in 50 hobby wrappers and you get a pack of 6 cards. Five are red bordered parallels and one is a mini tall boy.
I managed to get Mr Subban here at the last card show in a larger deal for $2.
Also from the current set is the black bordered foil parallel /100
I overpaid at $4, but I don`t mind. That`s what you get when you buy the day after the product comes out.
The foil parallel of Carey Price set me back $1. A no brainer.
Here`s a card that I traded for at the last trade night. I hardly ever see relics or autos of Bob Gainey so when I saw it, I knew I had to trade for it. Thankfully the previous owner is an easy trade partner and a deal was soon struck.
The rest of `em are all Mask cards.
A Brian Hayward from 12/13... I now only need two to finish my set. Irbe and Quick.
And a set I`ve really just started on, the 13/14 Masked Men 6 set.
I picked these up for between $1 and $1.50 each over the last two shows, plus trade night.
I`ve said it before, and I`ll say it again... I don`t like junior goalies in my Mask set.
But Mr Grahame here gets bonus points... Boobs!
another newish feature are the goalies with their International masks. I don`t think I like this either..
but it is more acceptable than having the juniors included
Thanks for taking a peek.