Heading out for the night, not much time for a post. Instead, I scanned in my haul from rummaging through the quarter box at the hobby shop last night. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking:
I grabbed 5 cards from the 1994-95 Parkhurst "Missing Link" set, which is one of my all-time favorites. If you've read the blog you know how I feel about old goalie cards, so in addition to Al Rollins (which is my favorite) I grabbed two others:
The other two cards from the set were the late number "highlight" cards:
I really have to finish that set some day. Next we have some 1980's O-Pee-Chee hockey goodness. I have nearly every hockey card Topps produced from 1979 through 1990, but my O-Pee-Chee collection is seriously lacking, so I felt safe that I didn't have any of these 6. I was right:
The Kurri, Langway and Bossy are from the 1984-85 set, Fuhr and MacInnis are from 87-88, and Stevens is from 86-87.
I couldn't resist this one. I think I've said it before but I love the inserts from early 90's Fleer Ultra hockey. Not to mention, if you were an 11 year old hockey fan in 1993 like I was chances are you liked Eric Lindros.
I grabbed the only two 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee retro cards in the box. I have about 50% of the 600 card set and didn't have my want list with me, but thankfully I needed both. I'll probably never finish this one.
This might be my favorite card in the bunch. Verbeek was always one of my favorite Whalers, and this is the Electric Ice Gold parallel version of his 95-96 Upper Deck card.
I also snagged this 1997-98 Upper Deck SPX Geoff Sanderson. It's actually a die-cut card in case you couldn't tell, and the hologram scanned in very well compared to most. This is pretty cool for a quarter but I shudder to think what packs probably went for back in the day. I'm sort of glad I missed the late 90's/early 2000's period of collecting sometimes.
4 cards from the 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites set. Pretty decent 4 players for a buck.
1994-95 Upper Deck SP Ed Belfour. Great photo!
Also grabbed an SP baseball card of Mattingly. I'm not one of those Red Sox fans that hates the Yankees. I dislike a lot of current day Yankees, but I'll pick up Mattingly, Whitey Ford, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra cards any day.
Finally I grabbed these 9 Pinnacle McDonald's hockey cards. I had never seen these before and thought they were pretty cool. They didn't scan so well, but they use a 3D format that's very similar to the Kellogg's baseball card releases, but slightly more effective. The cards actually look very cool in person.
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