Monday, November 17, 2014

Douglas Strikes Again - Part I - Want List Damage

A few weeks back, before things got really hectic for me, I received yet another generous package of cards from none other than Douglas of Sportscards from the Dollar Store.

Keith Acton In Action.  Has a nice ring to it.  Douglas' latest envelope of generosity puts me more than 10 cards closer to an '82-83 O-Pee-Chee set.  I'm past the halfway point in hand collating this one, although I confess I haven't been too active in pursuing it.  I still have most of the big names left to go, so I toil with the idea of just picking up a complete set from time to time.

Whenever I receive a great stack of cards like this one though it's motivation enough to keep me going on hand collating.

Barry does a good bit of work for Bruins TV broadcasts for local TV station NESN, the network that I mentioned screwed up Johnny Bucyk's name in yesterday's post.

I have to confess I don't believe I'd ever heard of Pierre Aubry before receiving this package.  He played just 202 total games between '80-81 and '84-85, so given my age it's not surprising that the name didn't ring a bell.

Just look at that get-up.  Gary Lupul sadly passed away in his late '40s due to cardiovascular issues.

Named team captain at a very young age after being drafted #2 overall, Ryan Walter lasted just a few seasons in Washington before being dealt to Montreal, as mentioned on the card.  Was actually the trade that sent Rod Langway to the Caps.

The package wasn't all '82-83 O-Pee-Chee, Douglas hit on a couple of Red Sox needs as well.

Somehow I still don't have the complete 2013 Topps team set yet...

Here's a refractor from 2012 Chrome.

Another one off of my Zistle want list, this Tiger Williams 3,000 PIM Club card is from 2013-14 ITG Enforcers II.

Joining Tiger in my Whalers collection is this 1991-92 Pinnacle Michel Picard.  I already have numerous copies of this one, but not the French version!

Last but not least, a fantastic oddball item to close things out.  This Sylvain Turgeon disc was distributed by 7-Eleven back in 1984.  I almost certainly would never have stumbled upon one of these myself.  The best part about it is that it completes a 2-disc team set for me, as I received the other Whaler in the set, Ron Francis, as a Christmas gift from my brother nearly 3 years ago.

The reason this post is dubbed Part I is because no sooner did I get around to posting these than did another awesome package from Douglas show up in my mailbox.  Look for that one later this week.  As always, thank you Douglas!

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