Friday, 22 February 2013

Trade List HEAVILY updated

Hello everyone, hope everyone's enjoying their Friday :)

I just HEAVILY updated my Wants/For Trade/Sale list.

Let me know if you want to make a trade!

Here's the link to it, also on the sidebar:


Monday, 18 February 2013

NHCD Set Completed! Thanks Michael!

Just got home from a long day at in the States today. Came home to see a boatload of mail in my mailbox, 2 were for me. One was a TTM (And a REALLY nice one I'll be posting about soon) and a puffy envelope from Michael from Collecting for Kicks. I knew exactly what it was. I had contacted him after NHCD last week to see if we could work out some sort of trade to help me complete my set. Well, he told me he didn't need any because he already had a set, so sent me them! It was #4 Casey Czikas and #5 Mark Stone.

So THANKS Michael! Look for an envelope to arrive at your house next week!

Saturday, 16 February 2013


I'm most definetely not the luckiest person in the hobby - never was, probably never will. ;)

Well, OK, maybe for that Yak auto pull, but...

But you always know some good luck is in your favour when you enter a contest on the National Hockey Card Day Facebook Page for one of 30 Canadian autographed cards, you send this email after recieving a notification from Facebook that Upper Deck is trying to contact you and can't:

And you get this reply:

Can't wait UD. Thanks! :D

Monday, 11 February 2013

TTM: Ryan Kesler

Hey everyone,

Today I recieved 2 things in the mail. One big one and another small TTM sized one with my handwriting. So... I open up the big one first - pretty sweet. The second one - is this. Man, I have thought this one was LONG GONE.

I think middle of 2011 I sent out a McDonald's card to Ryan Kesler. After about a year later, I had COMPLETELY given up on it. Heck, I forgot about it until I recieved it today.

So, well, um... not exactly my McD's card signed, but a COOL oversized/post card instead! Not a pre-printed sig either, which really makes it cool! The only thing that could have been better is of Ryan used a silver sharpie to sign it. And it has some weird surface scratch or something near the bottom left. But anyways - a cool collectible! Any Canucks fan interested in this? Ryan also included my unsigned McD's card. Thanks Ryan!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

2013 National Hockey Card Day in Canada Recap: HELP ME COMPLETE MY SET PLEASE!!!

Hey everyone,

Quick post before playing in a hockey tournament...
Had a great day getting cards.

I even managed to get the whole set of JUMBO cards at Toys R Us!!!
All 5!!!

At my LCS, I got 4 packs, 3 O-Pee-Chee Packs and 1 Gretzky/Lemieux.

Completely different story.

I got:
2x #1 Jaden Schwartz
1x #2 Tyson Barrie
1x #3 Carter Ashton
0x #4
0x #5
4x #6 Sidney Crosby (What the...)
1x #7 Jarome Iginla
2x #8 Jordan Eberle
1x #9 John Tavares
3x #10 Martin Brodeur (C'mon UD)
1x #11 Bobby Orr
1x #12 Joe Sakic
1x #13 Eric Lindros
1x #14 Mario Lemieux
1x #15 Wayne Gretzky

The Crosbys are kind of pathetic, I mean, 1 in 4 straight packs.
Atleast the collation improved... a little.


Here's what I have to trade for them:
1x Jaden Schwartz
3x Sidney Crosby
1x Jordan Eberle
2x Martin Brodeur

So, all my Canadian friends... PLEASE HELP ME OUT! OR post.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

A big CONGRATULATIONS to my cousin...

Big shout out to my cousin, who had her first child, a baby girl, on Sunday during the Super Bowl, right after the power outage. Although premature (3 and something pounds) both her and mom are doing well. Still name-less ;) CONGRATS!!!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Idea from Matt: TOP 10 PULLS OF 2013

I got this idea from Matt at Cardboard Conundrum, it is my top 10 pulls from 2013 that will be updated as I pull. :D

9. 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Sticker Miikka Kiprusoff

9. 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects Brendan Guance

8. 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects Stuart Percy

7. 2012-13 Heroes and Propects Morgan Rielly

4. 2012-13 Score Riley Sheanhan Rookie

3. 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects Gordie Howe Legend

2. 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Rainbow Raphael Diaz

1. 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects Nail Yakupov Autograph

UPDATED 3/4/13

Monday, 4 February 2013

PACK BREAK: 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects and 2012-13 Score - A HUGE hit

Hey everyone,

Sorry for the lack of posts. School has been SO busy for me lately. But that doesn't mean I'm not in the card buzz. I have recieved numerous GENEROUS pakages lately, hopefully gonna post them up soon. But anyways, here we are.

I went to my LCS in my local mall today and as it is hard to earn money at my age, I had to choose the packs I got wisely, and I was saving up for a few packs on NHCD next Saturday. (BTW if you are going, can I count on you to trade and help me complete my set?) I knew for sure anything over $10 was out of the question I finally decided on a pack of the brand new 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects, for $5.99, out not even a week ago. This is a product I love - AWESOME for TTM autos, and the design and hits get better each year. It would be my first ITG pack I've ever opened. Also a medium priced product, so affordable.

I also got a pack of this year's Score. I've opened about 3 packs before, nothing "really" special in those. A Mike Smith Net Cam with an AWFUL picture, to name one. But in this lone Score pack, I got a Marc Staal Gold and Riley Sheanhan rookie.

How with the H&P. I knew from watching reviews that each pack had a relic or decoy "He Shoots, He Scores!" Puzzle card. I also saw from the 1 box break I saw 2 of the 5 hits were in the first row of packs, of the 3 rows. One of the autos, a Ryan Strome, was in the top pack.

So as the owner gave me the box to pick my pack, I noticed only 1 pack was bought/taken, the 3rd row. I was thinking the whole way through I was going to take the top 1st row. But, for some strange feeling, I went under that pack and took the next one. A good choice...

After paying, I walked out and opened it while heading to another area of the mall I was in. I saw it was no really thick card, and knew it was a decoy. Kinda dissapointed, but then again, there are only 1:7 for relics and autos, out of 18 packs.

I flipped through them, hoping to get a good CHL player I could send to. All I remember is I saw Gordie Howe Legend on the top. Woot, woot! First time through, I remember it was 7 cards, a Ryan Murray puzzle decoy and another card. I knew I got a base of Brendan Guance (Nucks!!), Laurent Dauphin rookie and Francois Tremblay on the bottom... Kinda a bust for the money I paid...

Ends up I got bases of Howe, Theo Fluery, Radek Faksa, Guance, Dauphin, Tremblay and Tverdon, and the HSHS of Murray.

WHOA WHOA WAIT!!! So, I flip through them again... Oh frack, on the card on top of the decoy is an auto. In a Russian jersey. Wearing number 10. Drumroll please...

Badadadadadada... And...

CLUE... my heart skipped a beat.

A NAIL YAKUPOV AUTOGRAPH!!!! It is a BEAUTIFUL card... The card is beautifully designed, and has the Russian colours to match his jersey. I ran/fast walked back to my LCS, who gave me a top loader and penny sleeve to put it in. Then he researched it on his computer... And told me it was an $80 card!!!!

This has to be THE best hit I have ever pulled... even better than the Eberle BAP. I'll be hanging on to this for a while, unless I get a nice Malkin auto in return. :)

Now I'm left with this: Do I sell it? Trade it? Or keep it?

To think I was able to get this card in 1 pack is awesome. What are the chances, that this card would end up in that store in the mall, and be the box opened to sell singlely as packs, and that I walked in and chose it?

Awesome. Thanks for reading. :D

*I borrowed the scan from eBay... I do not have a scanner, and my camera is terrible. My card looks the EXACT same though*