I was banging around on the internets a few weeks ago and decided to upload some images to Zistle. I’ve been using their site to track my progress on completing the 2011-12 Score Hockey set (progress is not going well…so many cards still needed) so I figured I’d help them out and with some images. As I was doing that I noticed a gentleman needing some 2009-10 UD Champs.
Justin from Off-Centered is working on completing some of the vintage-esque newer sets like Champs and Allen & Ginter. I can’t blame him since over the last few years those sets have garnered a lot of positive feedback in the industry. As I’ve mentioned in the past – Champs has been my go-to set for hand-signed autographs of older and newer players.
Needing to clear out some space in my hockey box I flipped through my doubles and saw that I had about 16 base cards that he needed. A message here, a response there, a trip to the post office and we had ourselves a trade.
On Friday I saw a delightful, yellow, padded envelope in my mail slot and it was my return haul for the cards. With hockey trades I’m trying a new system, since I don’t have a lot of wants outside of the Lightning I’ve given folks the option of just sending me a pack of 2011-12 Score.
The reason for this is two-fold.
1. It saves me from having to spend money on packs and it isn’t that expensive for others. I think retail is 99 cents for a pack. That way I can chase a set and it won’t cost me too much out of pocket.
2. I get a chance of actually pulling a Vincent Lecavalier card from a pack. My inability to pull cards of my favorite player from packs is getting to be annoying. So I figured if someone else bought the packs I could fool the card gods into getting a card I wanted. Would it work?
First off – some of the extras that Justin threw in. As one of the few Lightning collectors out here I think people just feel obliged to throw in their extra Lightning cards – I ain’t got a problem with that.
Was that creepy? It felt a little creepy….
Now onto the packs.
Each pack had a Hot Rookie in it so I feel like I beat the odds a bit on that.
Bobby Luongo looking like he’s not in a happy place. I wonder if he’ll be looking for a new address this summer.
And finally – could it be? Is it? My God, that’s VINNY LECAVALIER’S MUSIC!!!!!!
Yup, so my theory has been proven sound. The only way I will ever pull a Vinny out of a pack is to have someone else buy it for me.
Thanks, for the cards Justin and good luck in finishing your set!