Wax Stain Rookie. Dave and I have been exchanging cards for a long time now, and you can count me among those who were very happy to see him return from his recent blogging hiatus.
In this latest package, Dave packed quite a punch with just eight cards! Kicking things off we've got a set that is very foreign to me, 2013-14 Panini Titanium. I don't do a good job of keeping up with new releases each season to begin with, and on top of that I think I recall reading somewhere that this set was released in Canada only.
Now normally a card serial-numbered to /10 of a 600-goal-plus HOF lock would be the highlight of any package hands down, but in this case Dave included a card that surpassed even this great Iginla in my opinion. Check it out:
It made such an impression on me that I spent some time combing around the web to see if I could land any others "on the cheap". Unfortunately, I found that these are quite rare at one per 112 hobby packs! As such, they command a pretty penny. It's doubtful that I'll be adding any others given what they sell for on the secondary market, but that just makes the fact that Dave went out of his way to send me this one even more impressive!
As I said above, I'm really working at curtailing my hobby spending in 2016, but after a delivery like this it's clear I'm going to have to find something cool to send back. Thank you so much for the great cards Dave!!!
Vintage Fridays: Bill Wight, 1956 Topps #286 - This is another of the 1950s cards that I picked up from COMC's Amazon store last week. I keep chipping away at the 1956 set, picking up lesser names and ...