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    Mail Call A New Shiny (or, Shiny Harvest)

    Another corny title for my fourth mail call of the year! Lets get started!



    Well start off with a bit of a rarity. From oiler8:



    2010-11 O-Pee-Chee Retro Blank Back #608 Kevin Shattenkirk
    - Not a bad start, in my opinion. Good deal on it, seeing as you pretty much never see these after initial breaks of this product. Im still debating whether to release it from its plastic prison or not.



    Next, a good sized shiny package from STLBlues00 (Mike):




    All 2015-16 OPC Platinum:
    Black #4 RNH /99
    Red Prism #70 Pavel Datsyuk /149
    Seismic Gold #82 Andrew Ladd /50
    Traxx #76 Joe Pavelski
    White Ice /199 #65 Johnny Hockey, #113 Cam Talbot, SP #158 Marcel Dionne /99
    Marquee Rookie Rainbow #M31 Chandler Stephenson
    Marquee Rookie Traxx #M22 Sergei Plotnikov, #M43 Nicolas Petan
    Marquee Rookie Black Ice /99 #M22 Sergei Plotnikov, #M25 Artemi Panarin(!!!), #M29 Matt Murray (!!!!!!), #M44 Gustav Olovsson, #M46 Charles Hudon, #M50 Jack Eichel (!!!!!!!!!!)
    Marquee Rookie Blue Cubes /75 #M13 Linus Ulmark, #M14 Devin Shore, #M15 Daniel Sprong, #M25 Artemi Panarin (!!!), #M45 Dylan Larkin (!!!!!)
    Marquee Rookie Red Prism /149 #M10 Sam Bennett (!!), #M40 Jake Virtanen
    Marquee Rookie Seismic Gold /50 #M5 Malcom Subban, #M17 Mattias Janmark, #M42 Mikko Rantanen
    Marquee Rookie White Ice /199 #M2 Emile Poirier, #M30 Max Domi, #M44 Gustav Olofsson
    Retro Rainbow #R7 John Vanbiesbrouk, #R9 Glenn Anderson, #R16 Patrick Roy, #R42 Claude Giroux, #R50 Patrick Kane, #R71 Malcom Subban, #R89 Connor Hellebuyck, #R100 Jack Eichel
    Retro Gold Rainbow /149 #R7 John Vanbiesbrouk, #R15 Marty McSorley, #R17 Cam Neely, #R25 Jamie Benn, #R26 Carey Price, #R60 Patrice Bergeron
    Blue Rainbow Autograph #SL Scott Laughton
    Retro Blue Rainbow Autograph #R41 Jiri Hudler
    - So many great cards in one small package. The Marquee Rookie Rainbow Stephenson actually killed that set for me! My first completed parallel set from the product, and the fact that it was a Capital to do it was just icing on the cake! Thanks again Mike!




    Next, a very generous gift from the owner of SportsCardForum, ScottKoz (Scott):



    2015-16 OPC Platinum:
    Seismic Gold #146 Dustin Byfuglien /50
    Traxx #122 Ben Bishop
    Marquee Rookie Blue Cubes #M43 Nicolas Petan
    Purple #60 Ryan Miller /25
    - All Scott asked for was my address, and I received these. Thank you so much Scott! A wonderful show of generosity! To pay it forward, the Miller can be had to whomever raises their hand first for it. I just ask that you are either a goalie collector or a Miller collector, as I want this to go to someone who will truly enjoy it!




    How about another decent sized package from FrankieFives (Frank):




    2015-16 OPC Platinum
    Rainbow #117 Sean Monohan
    Black Ice /99 #121 Justin Faulk, #145 Marian Hossa
    Blue Cubes /75 #3 Corey Crawford, #69 Matt Duchene
    Red Prism /149 #2 OEL, #12 Mike Hoffman, #17 Teuvo Teravainen, #77 Jeff Carter, #131 Marian Gaborik
    Seismic Gold /50 #65 Johnny Hockey
    Traxx #4 RNH, #25 Evgeni Malkin, #53 Ryan Kessler, #90 Tyler Seguin, #129 Cory Schneider
    White Ice /199 #14 Anders Lee, #15 Erik Karlsson, #39, Cam Ward, #43 Semyon Varlamov, #70 Pavel Datsyuk, #72 Pekka Rinne, #97 Braden Holtby, #111 Mike Ribiero, #116 Derick Brassard, #122 Ben Bishop, #127 Jason Pominville, #135 Bobby Ryan, #138 Jakub Voracek, #142 Brandon Saad
    Marquee Rookie Black Ice /50 #M47 Adam Pelech
    Marquee Rookie Blue Cubes /75 #M48 Andrew Copp
    Marquee Rookie Red Prism /149 #M11 Matt Puempel, #M43 Nicolas Petan
    Marquee Rookie Traxx #M38 Nikolaj Ehlers
    Marquee Rookie White Ice /199 #M8 Taylor Leier
    Retro Gold Rainbow /149 #R72 Emile Poirier, #R85 Max Domi
    Retro Blue Rainbow Autograph #R24 Jakub Voracek, #R27 Steve Mason, #R71 Malcom Subban, #R81 Slater Koekkoek, #R95 Robby Fabbri
    - The five autos were holdovers inserted into 16-17 Platinum, and I was happy to snap them up in one swoop. It only left me with 8 other autos that were holdovers, 7 of which youll see later, and one of which I still need.




    Next, from MGiuseffi1969 (Mike) via eBay:



    2016-17 OPC Platinum Autograph #R-VR Jakub Vrana
    2015-16 OPC Platinum Retro Blue Rainbow Autograph #R9 Glenn Anderson
    - The Anderson was one of the other holdovers inserted into 16-17 Platinum. Plus, there was also one other card in this package, but youll just have to wait to see what it was. Stay tuned, and keep reading.




    A small but important package from TMLxCrosby (Alex) held these:



    2015-16 OPC Platinum:
    Rainbow #48 Andrew Hammond
    Blue Cubes SP /35 #156 Grant Fuhr
    White Ice #89 David Backes /199
    Retro Gold Rainbow /149 #R67 P.K. Subban
    - Thanks again Alex for the help!




    Finally, just before Expo weekend, I was contacted by Trekrun (Norm), about a huge cache of Platinum that a store by him had. We quickly worked out logistics for the lot, and I received this ridiculously sized lot of cards from him:




    2015-16 OPC Platinum:
    #173 Nikolaj Ehlers RC
    Rainbow #159 Marcel Dionne
    Traxx #10 John Tavares, #68 Jaromir Jagr, #119 Marcus Johansson, #157 Denis Potvin
    Black Ice /99 #36 Mark Stone, #39 Cam Ward, #42 Tyler Bozak, #48 Andrew Hammond, #59 James van Riemsdyk, #60 Ryan Miller, #61 Bo Horvat, #65 Johnny Hockey, #67 Tyler Johnson, #93 Evgeny Kuznetsov, #103 Jimmy Howard, SP #158 John Vanbiesbrouk /50
    Blue Cubes /75 #4 RNH, #14 Anders Lee, #17 Teuvo Teravainen, #26 Michael Cammalleri, #47 Nino Niederreiter, #50 Steven Stamkos, #63 Ryan OReilly, #67 Tyler Johnson, #68 Jaromir Jagr, #80 P.K. Subban, #88 Sergei Bobrovsky, #107 Mark Giordano, #108 Kyle Turris, #113 Cam Talbot, #122 Ben Bishop, #126 Bryan Little, #129 Cory Schneider, #137 John Carlson, #138 Jakub Voracek, #149 Ondrej Pavelec, SP #152 Doug Weight /35
    Red Prism /149 #5 Rick Nash, #11 Jason Spezza, #13 Mike Smith, #38 Jaroslav Halak, #45 Jamie Benn, #57 Blake Wheeler, #85 Jarome Iginla, #87 Shea Weber, #114 MAF, #136 Matt Beleskey, #143 Gustav Nyquist, #144 Dion Phaneuf, #145 Marian Hossa, #147 Devan Dubnyk
    Seismic Gold /50 #16 Derek Stepan, #18 Radim Vrbata, #68 Jaromir Jagr, #77 Jeff Carter, #80 P.K. Subban, #81 Jonathan Bernier, #92 Nick Foligno, #96 Justin Abdelkader, #121 Justin Faulk, #147 Devan Dubnyk
    White Ice /199 #2 OEL, #26 Michael Cammalleri, #30 Claude Giroux, #33 Henrik Sedin, #46 Ryan Strome, #52 Jonathan Quick, #54 Kris Letang, #56 Brayden Schenn, #61 Bo Horvat, #84 Patrick Sharp, #95 Nathan MacKinnon, #100 Henrik Lundqvist, #102 Brad Marchand, #104 Matt Moulson, #105 Anze Kopitar
    Marquee Rookie Black Ice /99 #M48 Andrew Copp
    Marquee Rookie Blue Cubes /75 #M11 Matt Puempel, #M17 Mattias Janmark, #M40 Jake Virtanen, #M47 Adam Pelech
    Marquee Rookie Red Prism /149 #M4 Jacob de la Rose, #M15 Daniel Sprong, #M16 Joonas Donskoi, #M22 Sergei Plotnikov, #M25 Artemi Panarin (!!!), #M27 Juuse Saros, #M33 Andreas Athanasiou, #M36 Connor Hellebuyck, #M37 Zachary Fucale
    Marquee Rookie Seismic Gold /50 #M6 Kevin Fiala
    Marquee Rookie White Ice /199 #M14 Devin Shore, #M16 Joonas Donskoi, #M34 Oscar Lindberg
    Retro Rainbow #R4 Bobby Orr, #R14 Markus Naslund, #R41 Jiri Hudler
    Retro Gold Rainbow #R12 Mario Lemieux, #R13 Bobby Hull, #R20 Grant Fuhr, #R24 Jakub Voracek, #R28 Taylor Hall, #R38 Ben Bishop, #R39 Rick Nash, #R55 Pavel Datsyuk, #R68 Jonathan Bernier, #R69 Andrew Hammond, #R76 Kevin Fiala, #R83 Shane Prince, #R94 Nick Cousins, #R98 Nicolas Petan
    Blue Rainbow Autograph #AL Anthony Dulcair
    Blue Rainbow Autograph #BL Brian Leetch
    Blue Rainbow Autograph #BR Bill Ranford
    Blue Rainbow Autograph #MD Marcel Dionne
    Blue Rainbow Autograph #RN RNH
    Blue Rainbow Autograph #VA Trevor van Riesmdyk
    Retro Blue Rainbow Autograph #R6 Doug Weight
    - This was a huge dent to my wantlists. Thank you Norm for doing the leg work on this! I cant wait to see what else you can unearth for me!




    Also got a few packages from Upper Deck with some redemptions fulfilled:



    2016-17 Artifacts #RED209 Zach Sanford RC /799 x 3
    2016-17 Artifacts #RED216 Jakub Vrana RC /799
    2016-17 Artifacts Emerald #RED209 Zach Sanford /99
    2016-17 Artifacts Autograph #XV Jakub Vrana /135





    There is also a decent-sized show in my area 3 times a year, but with little hockey. However, I did manage to find one table who had some Platinum, so I managed to pick these up:



    Black Ice /99 #1 Sidney Crosby, #100 Henrik Lundqvist
    Traxx SP #153 Ron Francis
    White Ice /199 #1 Sidney Crosby, #96 Justin Abdelkader, #134 Mike Green
    Marquee Rookie Black Ice /99 #M7 Garret Sparks
    Marquee Rookie Blue Cubes /75 #M20 Jared McCann





    Now are the eBay pickups.

    Well start with Caps stuff, I suppose.





    2009-10 The Cup #114 Lars Eller RC /249
    - Cant go wrong with a 4-color ARP.




    2010-11 Upper Deck #464 Kevin Shattenkirk RC




    2011-12 Dominion #174 Brett Connolly RC /199
    2011-12 SPx #201 Brett Connolly RC /499




    2013-14 Panini Titanium Retail Gold #162 Sean Collins /10




    2015-16 UD Black Gold Spectrum #45 Chandler Stephenson /25
    2015-16 Upper Deck Exclusives #220 Stanislav Galiev /100




    2016-17 Hot Prospects #116 Zach Sanford RC /399
    2016-17 Hot Prospects #197 Jakub Vrana RC /499
    2016-17 OPC Black Rainbow #673 Zach Sanford /100
    2016-17 OPC Platinum #198 Zach Sanford RC
    2016-17 OPC Platinum Rainbow #198 Zach Sanford
    2016-17 OPC Platinum Seismic Gold #198 Zach Sanford /50
    2016-17 OPC Platinum Autograph Rainbow #R-VR Jakub Vrana
    2016-17 OPC Platinum Autograph Red Prism #R-VR Jakub Vrana /50
    2016-17 Upper Deck Canvas #C237 Zach Sanford
    - I like how Platinum made the non-autos the RCs this year; probably a lot easier for set collectors and their wallets. The autos are sharp, though. Still contemplating whether or not to bust the Vrana out of the plastic cell it is imprisoned in, but that grade is pretty nice.


    A nice Bobby Hull auto, and shiny, too!



    2015-16 OPC Platinum Superstars Rainbow Autograph #SS-16 Bobby Hull





    And now for the rest of the shininess








    Black Ice /99 #Steven Stamkos, #58 Nail Yakupov, #115 Chris Kreider, SP #156 Grant Fuhr /50
    Blue Cubes /75 #1 Sidney Crosby, #12 Mike Hoffman, #21 Nazem Kadri, #25 Evgeni Malkin, #30 Claude Giroux, #41 Shane Doan, #58 Nail Yakupov, #62 Steve Mason, #66 Victor Hedman, #111 Mike Ribeiro, #117 Sean Monohan, #130 Phil Kessel, SP #159 Marcel Dionne /35
    Red Prism /149 #27 Mark Scheifele, #53 Ryan Kessler, #65 Johnny Hockey, #74 Patrice Bergeron, #111 Mike Ribeiro, #140 Ryan Getzlaf, SP #151 Mike Gartner /75
    Seismic Gold /50 #1 Sidney Crosby, #15 Erik Karlsson, #32 Frederik Andersen, #35 Zach Parise, #39 Cam Ward, #43 Semyon Varlamov, #84 Patrick Sharp, #94 Nikita Kucherov, #98 Adam Henrique, #114 MAF, SP #153 Ron Francis /25
    White Ice /199 #21 Nazem Kadri, #50 Steven Stamkos, #57 Blake Wheeler, #83 Patrik Elias, #91 Brendan Gallagher, #150 Alex Ovechkin, SP #160 Cam Neely /99
    Marquee Rookie Traxx #M25 Artemi Panarin(!!!)
    Marquee Rookie Black Ice /99 #M26 Robby Fabbri, #M30 Max Domi, #M36 Connor Hellebuyck
    Marquee Rookie Blue Cubes /75 #M23 Ben Hutton, #M29 Matt Murray (!!!!!)
    Marquee Rookie Red Prism /149 #M2 Emile Poirier, #M6 Kevin Fiala, #M34 Oscar Lindberg, #M35 Brendan Gaunce
    Marquee Rookie Seismic Gold /50 #M2 Emile Poirier, #M19 Nikolay Goldobin, #M34 Oscar Lindberg, #M36 Connor Hellebuyck, #M47 Adam Pelech
    Marquee Rookie White Ice /199 #M26 Robby Fabbri, #M28 Stanislav Galiev, #M37 Zachary Fucale, #M45 Dylan Larkin (!!!!!)
    Retro Rainbow #R70 Jonathan Quick, #R96 Ronalds Kenins
    Retro Gold Rainbow /149 #R33 Jonathan Toews,#R78 Noah Hanifin
    Blue Rainbow Autograph #JL John LeClair, #JR Jeremy Roenick, #LU Luc Robitaille, #MT Marty Turco, #NL Nicklas Lidstrom
    Retro Blue Rainbow Autograph #R11 Marty Turco, #R13 Bobby Hull, #R14 Markus Naslund, #R21 John Tavares, #R26 Carey Price, #R31 Anze Kopitar, #R33 Jonathan Toews, #R53 Pekka Rinne, #R62 Nick Foligno, #R74 Jacob de la Rose, #R75 Sam Bennett, #R92 Antoine Bibeau, #R93 Nikolai Goldobin, #R98 Nicolas Petan
    - The Hull, Naslund, Tavares, Kopitar, Toews, and Rinne Retro autos were the rest of the updates from 16-17 Platinum, which leaves me with only the Bourque Retro auto to finish the updates.




    And finally, the REAL reason why you all choose to read my threads, the inevitable THREE STARS OF THE MAIL!!!







    THIRD STAR








    which actually didnt even arrive until this past Thursday, or else this mail would have only had two stars, and whats even the point??















    2015-16 OPC Platinum Retro Blue Rainbow Autograph #R10 Steve Yzerman
    - This is, as far as I can recall, only my second Stevie Y auto, and I cant think of a better card to put into this spot. First off, its rare, and secondly, its just gorgeous.




































    SECOND STAR














    Remember when I mentioned that there was still one other card that I got in the package from MGiuseffi1969? Well here it is






















    2015-16 OPC Platinum Golden Treasures #168 Matt Puempel 1/1
    - I never thought Id have a chance to own any of the Golden Treasure autos from the set, but when they announced that two were being inserted into 2016-17 because they were late arriving, and when one of them shows up opening weekend, and from someone who also has listed other stuff you are interested in, well you have to at least try, right? Well, I did, and I got it. Looks MUCH better in person than in the scan. I am very pleased to add this to my PC. All that it leaves me with now is an Emerald Surge auto to have a representative of all of the different parallels of the auto RCs.




























    And finally, the moment has come.
























    FIRST STAR








































    I havent gotten a copy of one of these parallels in 3 years for my PC






































    2015-16 Upper Deck High Gloss #220 Stanislav Galiev /10
    - I never thought Id sniff another High Gloss, seeing as they just seem to be going up and up every year, even for common rookies. But this one popped up, I threw in a bid at the last moment and got it. These cards are probably some of the most sought after in the hobby, as most of you know, so Im just happy to add this one to my PC.












    Thats it for this time, everyone! Thank you again for taking the time to look through an endless show of shiny delight! Have a great long holiday weekend!
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    Wow, very nice shiney's as usual! Gotta love anything from OPCP. And nice Peumpel gold 1/1. Those are some of the nicest 1/1's out there in my opinion!

    And insane High Gloss, those are iconic cards for any collection to have :) Worth the wait for sure. It's a beauty !!
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    Wow, some very nice pick ups!! Thats a crap load of Auto's!! Congrats

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    Great to see you making so much progress on those sets
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    Quote Originally Posted by creasecollector View Post
    Wow, very nice shiney's as usual! Gotta love anything from OPCP. And nice Peumpel gold 1/1. Those are some of the nicest 1/1's out there in my opinion!

    And insane High Gloss, those are iconic cards for any collection to have :) Worth the wait for sure. It's a beauty !!
    Thanks, I agree on the Puempel. Scans definitely do not do them justice!

    Quote Originally Posted by jameslacarte View Post
    Wow, some very nice pick ups!! Thats a crap load of Auto's!! Congrats
    Thank you! The auto set is huge, so I am glad to be making some headway on it!

    Quote Originally Posted by zunato View Post
    Great to see you making so much progress on those sets
    Thanks Juan! Speaking of which, I have a ton of extras if you are interested. LMK.

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    That's an ber-haul of a day!! Pretty neat that a hard-signed Price auto gets only an honourable mention just to give an idea of how massive that mail day is!
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