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11-13-2012, 12:19 AM #1
Expo Weekend - brought some cats home with me, but still had to replace my old one
Starting off with some bad news, my cat died and had to replace it today. Not the fury fluffy kind but the one under the car. Owning a VW is like owning a Porsche when it comes to maintenance :(
Onto the good stuff, every year I say Expo flies by, and this year did just that. It was great seeing the usual suspects, meeting members I have not in the past. I would list everyone I met, but no one wants to read that :laugh: I had lots of fun hanging out wheeling & dealing and eating at Zetts, thanks guys.
Now for some pics, here are a few that I had acquired this weekend but no longer mine and will be missed, there were others but I forgot to take photos of them.
Patrick Kane Honorable Numbers
Ed Belfour Tape to Tape
Patrick Sharp / Brian Campbell Dual Shield
Matt Duchene Silver Ensign
Not going to show all, but here are some highlights of cards I acquired this weekend and still have.
Cam Neely Artifacts Auto Jerseys 1/12
Mike Modano The Cup Scripted Swatches /25
Richard Brodeur Sweet Shot Stick Signings /25
Tuukka Rask Hot Prospects RC /399
Jonathan Bernier The Cup ARP /249
Claude Giroux Artifacts Black Auto 5/5
Pierre Pilote UM Auto 1/14
Carey Price Private Signings
Patrick Roy / Joe Sakic Bonded in Silver /25
Joe Sakic Immortals Ink /25
Brendan Shanahan / Eric Lindros Dual Patch /36
Zdeno Chara Prime Colors /20
Matt Duchene Prime Colors /19
And now onto the PC stuff.
For my HOF auto collection.
Bobby Hull SPA SOTT
Grant Fuhr Stanley Cup Winners Auto /99
Joe Sakic Stanley Cup Signatures /50
Lanny McDonald Personal Scripts
Luc Robitaille Dominion Auto /50
Steve Yzerman UD Evolve Auto /200
A couple of Cam Ward cards.
Panini Private Signings
Certified Champions Emerald /5 - I don't do insert parallels but my friend got this for me
And finally the rest of the cats, Felix Potvin
Rivals BTP Jersey
This here I will probably consider my greatest feat. I never thought in a million years I would come close to completing this. I wasn't going to buy any of these because I didn't want to be stuck missing letters. Well I completed this on Sunday all within the span of an hour, no I didn't just buy the set from someone. Bought the O from a dealer that sets up at my show. Traded for letters PTIN and purchased the SP V from Steven Singer.
Prime Namesakes /75
Thanks for looking and comments are always welcomed :)
Thanks for a memorable 2012 Fall Expo,
11-13-2012, 12:41 AM #2
Holy Gods, where do you even start with a post like that????
From the top I guess..............
I would have given you 5 bucks for the Hawks cards at the top and then let you keep em hahahaaa!!
The King Richard auto stick is SWEET! The Roy / Sakic Bonded in Silver gave me the shivers. The Sakic Immortals auto is class, he and Stevie Y have two of the best autos of the modern era IMO. Zdeno Chara is horrid, the card's ok. The picture of Lanny MacDonald on that auto card, with his playoff "face", THAT'S hockey. Awesome Stevie Y auto.
Felix, poor Felix, we all thought he was the Canuck's savior, but then we buried him in the Goalie Graveyard with Irbe and Snow and Hedberg and Auld and Brochu and Burke and Raycroft and Skudra and Noronen and allllllll the rest and soon Bobby Lou.
Only in Toronto could you accomplish that little Panini miracle, congrats!!!!!
PS I have a 1982 Mazda RX-7 moldering under a tarp in my parents' garage, needs a new gas tank and the electrical is shot. I know EXACTLY where you're coming from........ :(
11-13-2012, 12:52 AM #3
Great grab on the Potvin Prime Namesakes, I hope to eventually do the same.
11-13-2012, 12:21 PM #4
Dang, go hard or go home! Some solid pickups in there.Please stand by.
11-14-2012, 07:37 PM #5