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Thread: My First Expo
11-16-2012, 01:07 PM #1
My First Expo
(A little late I know…)
As I have stated on the forums recently, I just got back into collecting again. I have never attended an Expo event. All the talk online….and the Mats Sundin auto session…peaked my interest.
By chance, I planned a trip to ON months ago, before even collecting again. I was planning it around some scheduled Maple Leafs home games, including the Hall of Fame Game. (Let’s get the game back on the ice!!!!)
Anyway…I made the trip on Saturday. I was immediately overwhelmed. The collections were impressive and tables were covered with great cards. In the end, I wish I made more time…and more money. :) Great event!
Now on with the additions….
First, some traders that arrived in the mail during my time away (via group breaks):
Not pictured are 12-13 Artifacts Kipprusoff /999, Niemi /999 and Couture Authentic Jersey
Some PC items that arrived via deals on SCF or C+C:
Schenn on the front
This one is from ebay...GOLD version!
The rest from the show...
It didn’t feel right to attend the Expo and not try a redemption program, so I went with Forever Rivals. It resulted in a nice redemption card. (Leafs autos/mem are PC)
Not pictured: Net Rivals - Bower and Plante, Double Agents Dick Duff, Immortals - Newsy Lalonde, Base cards of Guy Carbonneau and Turk Broda
Sundin! Blue version
The bonus :)
The floor pickups (all for the PC):
It’s Crosby and it’s a cool card
I really wanted to add a new auto to my PC. Who better than one of the other Hall members for the weekend? :) I have always been a big fan of Sakic. It is not hard-signed, but I was immediately attracted to this card. It was actually my first purchase.
I was very happy to find this one. I now have all 4 Maple Leafs true RCs from Titanium.
This one is my favorite of the new additions
The Big Prize...
An auto and a hand shake with my favorite (and in my opinion, the best) Maple Leaf of all time – Mats Sundin!
Thanks for the look all.
11-16-2012, 01:29 PM #2
Awesome haul!!! That is a VERY classy Sundin pic to get auto'd. The Rivals box coulds been better, but the Redemption more than made up for it eh?? And yup, Leafs cards, they're always..........nice.
11-16-2012, 02:58 PM #3
11-17-2012, 01:41 PM #4
Sweet stuff. LMK if the Karlsson is FT!