If you check in here even occasionally, it should be no secret to you that the Panini Classics Signatures autographs were my absolute favorite hockey cards released during the 2012-13 collecting season. They were really my number one overall collecting focus last year, and I've been showing off the autographs nearly every Sunday for what feels like forever now.
Last week I showed three more Hall-of-Famers, which left me with just four cards to go for the non-short-printed autograph set. I could see the end in the finish line, just a couple more posts to go. Then, this past week, a funny thing happened. One of my saved eBay searches for the Classics Signatures set turned up a card I was sure wasn't on the autograph checklist:
original Classics Signatures autograph checklist, which means 22 new autographs for me to chase.
I won't grab them all, especially since some appear to be short printed. I watched the only copy of Glenn Anderson's card I've seen hit eBay climb north of $80 if you can believe that. Valeri here was had for the opening bid of 99 cents, which is more in my ballpark.
Cartas Coleccionables de Coqueta - 1880 Goodwin & Company - Two weeks. It feels like an eternity, but at the same time I remember it like it was last night. It was obvious that something wasn't right. Mama couldn'...