Quick reader question....... Did I get a Vincent Lecavalier card?
Wait for it....
I know you're wondering.....
Did I break my box curse......
No Vinny base cards, no Vinny retro parallel, no Vinny sticker (is there even a Vinny sticker?) and no Vinny Rainbow parallel. I broke down last week and bought a Vinny Rainbow Black parallel on eBay last week because I knew there was no way in hell I was ever going to pull that.
In fact it was a pretty how-hum break. Lots of base that I believe I need (I'm sure it will end up as a bunch of dupes instead) and some basic inserts, including a Corey Crawford sticker that is totally getting stuck somewhere in the Chicago downtown area.
With about six packs left I started to think that I wasn't going to get anything special, and I was ok with that. One doesn't break O-Pee-Chee for excitement. Then, in an unassuming regular sized pack out popped this gem:
|2010 World Juniors goal scorer Matt Donovan|
That's right - a MATT DONOVAN rookie card! Perhaps the greatest hockey player from Edmond, Oklahoma EVER. Maybe the only NHL'er ever from Edmond? I don't know, that would require research and I don't do research here. Flipping over the card to see where he was from was exhausting.
After unearthing that gem (and quickly ensconcing it in a plastic hard case) I reluctantly went back to see what else was in the pack (as if it mattered). There wasn't anything else of note....just some card that someone scribbled on. I mean c'mon don't you know what writing on a card does to it value? Look at this!
|No hits in O-Pee-Chee? I beg to differ!|
Felicitations, indeed my bilingual trading card company!
I beat the odds (stated at 1:6,212) and finally added a signature of the greatest hockey player of all time. It's a sticker, but done in a way that you can barely tell looking at it. A young Gretzky looks like he's building up a head of steam on his way to scoring his 34th goal of some random season.
Will I keep it? Will I sell it? will I trade it? I'm not sure, gonna enjoy it for awhile and see what comes along.
OPC has been really good this year.
Whoa! Mega hit!
Fantastic hit!! congrats!
Nice hit man. I might have to buy some OPC now, which I'll end up trading away to everyone since I have no desire to put that monster together.
You got a Gretzky autograph AND no one yelled at you. Congratulations!
If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it. Way to go, dude. You knocked that one out of the park.
Sal, that's the first thing I thought about....it only took about 15 years,but I finally got Gretzky's autograph.
Awesome! I had a Gretzky autograph from the first SPX set. But an ex-girlfriend never gave it back. There is definitely a thrill pulling a Gretzky autograph. I can still remember the feeling as if it was yesterday. Congrats!
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