Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Why I Paid $4 to Ship a Single Common (& Your Olympic Champions!)

A recent comment left by a reader of this blog led me to tracking down, at long last, the final card I needed to complete my 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro parallel set!  After five plus long years, card #368, Gilbert Brule, arrived in my mailbox this past week:

I know, not the world's most exciting card, but to me it's priceless.  I would have literally paid $10 for a copy of this, so I was more than happy to shell out $4 in shipping charges for a card that cost me $.77 in the Beckett Marketplace.  Gilbert is now happily at home with 599 other companions in the binder that houses this set.  I'll be doing one or two more posts on this great set in the near future, but for now here's a look at some 2014 Olympic gold medalists who were included on the checklist...



















What a great feeling to remove this set off my want list after nearly 6 long years.  I would like to thank the many bloggers that contributed to my quest over the years, whether you sent me one card or dozens I really appreciate the generosity, without the online collecting community it's doubtful I would have ever knocked this one out!

12 comments:

buckstorecards said...

There's nothing sweeter than sliding the final card into a binder. Congrats!

Dave H said...

Wow...That is a monster set to complete...Are you going for the retro update ones too? Stamkos rookie etc?

shoeboxlegends said...

@buckstorecards - Thanks, you're one of the collectors who really went out of the way to help me with this one!

@DaveH - So funny you mention this. Watched an eBay auction for the entire high series set, all 200 cards, for $120, for years. Told myself that when I knocked off the first series I'd buy it as a reward, and wouldn't you know, it sold about a week before I finished my set. Damn!

Dave H said...

Oh man....that sucks...But, keep an eye out you never know when another will pop up auction style. If I see one I will let you know.

BTW Thanks for the Team Canada love too, us Canucks appreciate it.

Captain Canuck said...

congrats bud. A journey well worth it.

1967ers said...

Best set of the last few years, hands down. Congrats on getting it done!

Cardman99 said...

Congratulations, I gave up on that set years ago, even though it is the set that got me back into hockey card collecting.

Mark Kaz said...

Nicely done! Congrats! Those are some sharp looking cards.

shoeboxlegends said...

Thanks everyone!

freshinkhockey said...

Congrats! That's one beast of a set to complete, looks great.

Greg Zakwin said...

Congrats!

Rob PBS said...

It's a stunning set (I think I have maybe one card from it myself). I've used the Beckett Marketplace myself to pick up PC base cards. Generally find it has a better selection than COMC, and harder to find stuff (I collect Shawn Chambers and there's not a lot of his stuff out there). Although the shipping charges can mount up.
Glad you finished the set

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