Hello folks. It has been quite a busy year for me, starting last October. Long story short, my wife and I decided it was time to move closer to my work, 45 miles away from where we were living at the time. 8 months later, thousands poured into the house to remodel and update, the house was sold, and my wife, daughter, two dogs, and I moved into an apartment temporarily. 3 months after that, we moved into our brand new house. During most of that period, my cards were staged at my parents’ house, so doing regular mail S&T’s weren’t an option. So, here we are.

Get a drink and a snack, sit back and get comfy, because this is going to be a while.

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Let’s start off with a bang, shall we? From way back in December, in a trade with tirvakkaa (Jussi) landed these:



1998-99 UD3 Die-Cut #127 Richard Zednik /50
2000-01 BAP Ultimate Jacques Plante Jerseys #PJ12 Olaf Kolzig /30
2008-09 UD Black Trios Gold #UBP3-CLO Dino Ciccarelli / Rod Langway / Adam Oates /10
2010-11 Donruss Die-Cut Autographs #170 Semyon Varlamov /25
2011-12 ITG Decades 1980’s Game Used Number Black #M-18 Dale Hunter /6
2013-14 Panini Prizm Autograph Prizm #A-VL Vincent Lecavalier /10

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Next, a bunch of parallels from gobuffalo2331 (Seth):



1997-98 Totally Certified Platinum Blue PROMO #46 Peter Bondra
1997-98 Totally Certified Platinum Blue PROMO #49 Adam Oates
1998-99 Dynagon Ice Blue #88 Josh Green /67
1998-99 Dynagon Ice Blue #166 Scott Hannan /67
1998-99 Dynagon Ice Blue #188 Matt Cooke /67
1998-99 Dynagon Ice Blue #194 Matt Herr /67
1998-99 Dynagon Ice Blue #195 Calle Johansson /67
1998-99 Dynagon Ice Blue #198 Adam Oates /67
1998-99 Dynagon Ice Blue #199 Jaroslav Svejkovsky /67
1998-99 Dynagon Ice Blue #200 Richard Zednik /67
- The Green, Hanna, Cooke, and Herr are for the RC parallels project, while the others are for Caps stuff in general.

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This is really embarrassing, but I cannot remember the username of this next trader. His name is Dave from Chalfont, PA, so if that’s you, stand up and take a bow, sir!



2009-10 Collector’s Choice Reserve #257 Taylor Chorney
2009-10 SP Authentic #239 Taylor Chorney RC /999

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From Stephler4 (Steph):



2013-14 Contenders #107 Zach Sill RC
2014-15 Hot Prospects #104 Paul Carey (and other guys) RC /399
2014-15 OPC Platinum #183 Evgeny Kuznetsov RC
2014-15 OPC Platinum Rainbow #183 Evgeny Kuznetsov
2014-15 OPC Platinum Retro #86 Evgeny Kuznetsov

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From martin450 (Sergey), all the way over in Russia:



2005-06 UD Rookie Update #273 Mike Richards RC /499
2007-08 UD MVP #306 Curtis Glencross RC
2012-13 Panini Prime #133 Aaron Ness RC
2011-12 ITG Captain’s C Jersey Silver #M-47 Rod Langway
2012-13 Panini Dominion #21 Alex Ovechkin /199

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From jsokol1626 (Joe):



2000-01 UD Pros and Prospects #106 Eric Belanger RC /1000
2001-02 SPx #140 Jason Chimera RC /800 (home)
2009-10 Artifacts #198 Taylor Chorney RC /999

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From pwskelly (Paul) comes the only strictly tradebait pickup of the entire time:



2001-02 Greats of the Game Autograph #80 Terry O’Reilly
2001-02 Greats of the Game Autograph #77 Brad Park

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From FLYERSLOD (Joe), what else but a couple of former Flyers:



2000-01 Topps Premier Plus #126 Justin Williams RC
2000-01 UD Ice #97 Justin Williams RC /1500
2005-06 Beehive Blue #116 Mike Richards
2005-06 UD Power Play #156 Mike Richards RC
2005-06 UD Victory #271 Mike Richards RC

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From DaveS (Dave):



2003-04 SP Authentic #114 Tim Gleason RC
1998-99 Be A Player Autograph #298 Craig Berube
2012-13 Titanium Metallic Marks Bronze #12 Cody Eakin
Not pictured: A whole slew of Caps inserts, that I was much too lazy to scan, to be perfectly honest. But they are sweet, and include a 96-97 Zenith Artists Proof Aaron Carter, and a whole bunch of Ovechkin’s.

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From M35Richter (Justin) comes this nice little lot:



2006-07 SP Game Used Gold #160 Jonas Johansson /100
1995-96 Score Black Ice Artist’s Proof #183 Sylvain Cote
1998-99 Revolution Red #148 Olaf Kolzig /299
1999-00 Dynagon Ice Blue #203 Adam Oates /67
1999-00 Dynagon Ice Copper #202 Olaf Kolzig /99
1999-00 Revolution Red #147 Peter Bondra /299
2010-11 Limited Silver Spotlight #86 Semyon Varlamov /49
2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures Banner Numbers #EN69 Dale Hunter
2015-16 Artifacts Ruby #93 Evgeny Kuznetsov /399

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From TS8 (Daniel) came these two:



2005-06 Beehive Red #116 Mike Richards
2005-06 UD MVP #406 Mike Richards RC

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From Johlix (Jeff) came these two Cups:



2012-13 The Cup #116 Aaron Ness RC /249
2012-13 The Cup Rainbow #116 Aaron Ness /55

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From gfel2795 (Greg) came this big package:



2001-02 Bowman Young Stars #126 Martin Erat RC
2003-04 Bowman #131 Tim Gleason RC
2005-06 UD Rookie Update #115 Keith Aucoin RC /1999
2007-08 Ultra Ice Medallion #209 Curtis Glencross /100
2010-11 Score Glossy #520 Casey Wellman
2012-13 Black Diamond #195 Aaron Ness RC
(not pictured) Another huge lot of base, parallels, and inserts which, frankly, I’m just too lazy and tired to scan. It includes some early 80’s base and stickers, some nice shinies from the 90’s, and a Backstrom The Cup base /249. 63 cards total!

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Next, some treasures from a few group breaks I participated in with the good folks at Breakaway (Chuck and Matt):





2015-16 Upper Deck #484 Chandler Stephenson RC x5
2015-16 OPC Update #U38 Chandler Stephenson RC x 4
2015-16 OPC Update Retro #U38 Chandler Stephenson x 3
2015-16 Upper Deck Portraits Rookies #P-89 Stanislav Galiev
2015-16 Upper Deck Portraits Rookies #P-101 Chandler Stephenson
2015-16 Upper Deck Portraits Rookies Gold #P-89 Stanislav Galiev /99
2015-16 Upper Deck Canvas #C203 Alexander Ovechkin
2015-16 Upper Deck Canvas #C204 Andre Burakovsky
2015-16 Upper Deck Canvas #C205 T.J. Oshie
2015-16 Upper Deck Canvas #C206 Braden Holtby
2015-16 OPC Update #U10 T.J. Oshie
2015-16 OPC Update Retro #U10 T.J. Oshie
2015-16 OPC Update Rainbow #U10 T.J. Oshie
2015-16 Upper Deck Clear Cut Superstars #CCS-48 Evgeny Kuznetsov
2015-16 Upper Deck Game Used Jerseys #GJ-JC John Carlson
2015-16 SP Game Used All-Star Skills Relics Jersey #AS-AO Alexander Ovechkin 8/125!!

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From ryan2374 (Ryan) came these, in 3 separately shipped packages:






…….ah, you know what, I think you may have to wait on this one!




From the local Larry Murphy collector, primetimepawich (Joe) came an interesting package. I didn’t scan it, because, well, I am not quite sure what to make of them myself. He kept the Murphy for himself (obviously), but I got the rest of the Caps team. These oddly shaped cards apparently come from a game called National Pro Hockey, The Ultimate NHL Hockey Game, from the mid 80’s. There are no pictures, but each card has a player name, the team, stats from the 1984-85 season, and a bunch of stats which are to be used in the game somehow. It seems to be a 20 card team set (so I have 19 of them), with names like Scott Stevens, Rod Langway, Mike Gartner, and a bunch of others. Definitely a unique and oddball piece for the collection. Thanks Joe for thinking about me for these.

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From 41Butch (Butch) came a few cards off the ‘ole wantlist:



2007-08 Black Diamond #153 Daniel Winnik RC
2007-08 Upper Deck #241 Daniel Winnik RC
2009-10 UD Ice #117 Taylor Chorney RC /1999

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From allonblack (Shawn) came…



…nah, you have to wait for this one too ;)

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From debtridden (Mike) came this:



2015-16 OPC Platinum Black Ice #M31 Chandler Stephenson 99




From steen10194 (RJ):



2005-06 SP Authentic Limited #247 Dustin Penner /100
2006-07 Artifacts #264 Mikhail Grabovski RC /599
2006-07 Hot Prospects #187 Mikhail Grabovski RC /1999
2011-12 ITG Forever Rivals Autograph #A-DJ Doug Jarvis

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From UltimateHockeyFan (Brandon) comes a little different Blue and Silver than I’m used to:



2011-12 Artifacts #227 Brett Connolly RC /699
2011-12 Black Diamond Ruby #242 Brett Connolly /100
2011-12 Elite #275 Brett Connolly RC /99
2011-12 Elite Autograph #275 Brett Connolly SP
2011-12 Panini Fall Expo #BC Brett Connolly
2011-12 O-Pee-Chee #622 Brett Connolly RC
2011-12 OPC Retro #622 Brett Connolly
2011-12 Pinnacle #255 Brett Connolly RC
2011-12 UD MVP #134 Brett Connolly RC
2011-12 UD Victory #306 Brett Connolly RC
2011-12 UD Victory Black #306 Brett Connolly
2011-12 Upper Deck Oversized Young Guns #YG12 Brett Connolly (not shown)

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Another great and easy trade from jcesear77 (Joe) brings in these:



2001-02 SP Authentic #158 Andreas Salomonsson RC /900
2003-04 UD Rookie Update #172 Joe Motzko RC /999
2010-11 Upper Deck #227 Casey Wellman RC
2010-11 UD Ice #63 Alexander Urbom RC /1999
2011-12 Limited #220 Brett Connolly RC /299

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A trade with LBISLANDERS (Bill) brought in this lot:



2003-04 Upper Deck #244 Boyd Gordon RC
2003-04 UD MVP #442 Boyd Gordon RC
2003-04 UD MVP #451 Alexander Semin RC
2005-06 UD Power Play #143 Alex Ovechkin RC
2007-08 Upper Deck #228 Jaroslav Halak RC
2007-08 UD MVP #311 Jaroslav Halak RC
2007-08 UD Victory #227 Jaroslav Halak RC
2009-10 Upper Deck #229 Taylor Chorney RC
2009-10 UD MVP #360 Joel Rechlicz RC
2012-13 Artifacts #183 Aaron Ness RC /999
2012-13 Elite #12 Aaron Ness RC /999
2012-13 O-Pee-Chee #582 Aaron Ness RC
2012-13 Score #507 Aaron Ness RC
2013-14 Panini Prizm #228 Sean Collins RC
2013-14 Score #592 Sean Collins RC

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This nice lot came from rene73 (Dennis):



1996-97 Canadian Ice Gold #141 Mike Grier /150
1996-97 Elite Die-Cut #138 Sergei Berezin
1996-97 Select Certified Mirror Blue #101 Mike Grier
1998-99 Upper Deck Exclusives #314 Bryan Muir /100
2000-01 BAP Signature Series #260 Justin Williams RC /1000
2000-01 Topps Chrome Blue #241 Justin Williams RC /1250
2001-02 BAP Memorabilia Sapphire #328 Sebastien Charpentier /100
2001-02 Stadium Club Award Winners #129 Andreas Salomonsson /100
2002-03 UD Premier Gold #48 Shaonne Morrisonn /199
2003-04 Pacific Invincible Red #113 Tim Gleason /850
2005-06 Beehive Beige #144 Jakub Klepis
2005-06 Black Diamond #199 Mike Richards RC
2005-06 Ultra #262 Mike Richards RC
2006-07 Beehive #129 Mikhail Grabovski RC
2006-07 UD MVP Gold Scripts #341 Jonas Johansson /100
2007-08 Hot Prospects #165 Curtis Glencross RC /999
2007-08 Hot Prospects #192 Daniel Winnik RC /999
2007-08 Hot Prospects Red Hot #165 Curtis Glencross /100
2007-08 OPC Silver #538 Chris Conner
2007-08 SP Game Used #114 Daniel Winnik RC /999
2007-08 Upper Deck Exclusives #460 Mike Weber /100
2007-08 UD Trilogy #172 Daniel Winnik /999
2007-08 UD Victory #328 Mike Weber RC
2008-09 OPC Retro Rainbow #521 Jack Hillen /100
2008-09 SPx #111 Sami Lepisto RC /499
2009-10 Black Diamond #168 Taylor Chorney RC
2009-10 OPC Retro #521 Matt Hendricks
2009-10 OPC Retro #529 Joel Rechlicz
2009-10 OPC Retro #534 Taylor Chorney
2009-10 UD Champs #155 Matt Hendricks RC
2009-10 UD Champs #186 Tyson Strachan RC
2010-11 Luxury Suite #202 Alexander Urbom RC /899
- Is it just me, or does Grabovski look SUPER CREEPY in that Beehive picture?

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For nothing more than a few stamps, greg_sobeske (Greg) gifted me with these:



2003-04 Topps Traded OPC Blue #TT161 Boyd Kane /500
2003-04 UD Premier #101 Roman Tvrdon RC /399
2005-06 Beehive #176 Milan Jurcina RC
2007-08 SP Game Used #161 Chris Conner RC /999
2007-08 Upper Deck #469 Chris Conner RC

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From Orca_Pod (Randy) via kmitchel (Kevin) comes….


…nah, you have to wait for this guy as well!

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A second package from allonblack (Shawn) showed up in a gotta-be-a-record 3 DAYS from Canada to the USA!



2015-16 OPC Platinum Black Ice #M28 Stanislav Galiev /99
2015-16 OPC Platinum Red Prism #M28 Stanislav Galiev /149
2015-16 OPC Platinum White Ice #M28 Stanislav Galiev /199
2015-16 UD Ice #155 Chandler Stephenson RC /1499
- As an interesting tidbit, the Stephenson is the 2800th unique card in my Caps RC collection.

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Finally, I also received a few redemptions from Upper Deck:



2014-15 Hot Prospects #191 Liam O’Brien RC /175
2015-16 Artifacts #187 Chandler Stephenson RC /899

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And that’s it for now, folks. Sorry about the ridiculously long thread. Now, stay on the lookout for the second and third parts of my mail call, the eBay pickups and Best of the Best, or, Priorities Rarely Occupy People’s Existential Realities, Trumping, Yielding Overt Fantasies…! Thanks again for stopping by!