Friday, November 30, 2012

If We Can't Have Hockey, Let's Have Hockey Cards...and How About a Card Draft?

Like every hockey fan, I'm incredibly bummed about the current state of the sport.  It's a sad day when, on the cusp of December, I'm more interested in baseball hot stove talk than the sport of hockey.  I won't be buying any 2012-13 product while there aren't any games being played, but maybe 5 older cards plucked from the dollar bin at the local hobby shop on my last trip will cheer me up:

Even though there are some very light blue print marks across the top, I couldn't leave this Tony Esposito behind.  1975-76 Topps is probably the set I have the least number of cards from out of the entire '70s Topps run so I was happy to add Tony here, who represents just my 15th card.  This card just looks really odd, almost as if they photoshopped Tony's head onto another player's body.

I know $1 is overkill for a base card from a Parkhurst set but I have this rule for just a few players, Howe and Gretzky included, where I'll grab pretty much any card I don't have if it's a buck or less.  This set is very high on the list of sets I'd like to complete once I get through my '80s Topps run, in fact it may be tops on the list.

Golden mullet for a bill?  Yes please.

Even though it's got a couple of soft corners I was surprised to find this '71-72 Parent in the dollar bin.  I have yet to actively pursue this set but I will soon and this is certainly an acceptable copy for my set binder when the time comes.

Last but not least, another Champ's Yellow parallel.  It was not until I got home that I even realized this is the rarer "Yellow Animal Icon" parallel.  The standard yellows are 1:20 packs, and these fall at 1:80 packs.  I can't find one of anybody for less than $10 on eBay or COMC, so I have a feeling this Hall-of-Famer was quite a steal at a buck.

Well that was fun, but I think I'm still so soured by all the greed that I like this one better:

Last but not least, I'm still looking to fill 3 spots in my upcoming card draft.  I'm going to cut off sign-up for 6pm EST tomorrow, so if you're interested you can sign up here.  Some really nice cards up for drafting!


Hackenbush said...

Nice cards. I'm not really a fan of the "Mr" ____ thing. Mr. Hockey, Mr. Cub, (Mr. Submarine?) Probably just me.

Brad said...

A nice collation of hockey cards you've added into your collection. I especially like the Esposito card as well.

shoeboxlegends said...

Thanks guys! Hackenbush, I agree with you, not a big fan of the Mr. Hockey nickname.

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