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Monday, October 21, 2013

2012-13 Prime Sidney Crosby Quad Patch /50

While I have been spending a lot of my funds on 2012-13 Panini Prime, a lot of that has gone to autographed rookie cards and a few other cool items from lesser, more affordable players. My problem, though, is that I'm a collector of Sidney Crosby, who is not a lesser player, nor is he affordable.
I did, however, manage to pick up this card at a pretty good price: 2012-13 Panini Prime "400A" Quad Prime/Patch 14/50.

Of the four swatches, the first two are prime jersey pieces with white and gold coloring along a jersey's seam, and the second two swatches are patch pieces, one from a home and one from an away jersey. The "400A" is in reference to Crosby picking up is 400th assist, which he did on February 13, 2013, becoming the fifth youngest player to accomplish the feat, falling short of Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Stastny, and Bobby Orr.

Now, it may be a little excessive to have two pictures of Crosby on the card, but I guess they were just trying to avoid having all that blank space on the upper half. Either way, I absolutely love this card. It's my favorite player, low-numbered, and the swatches are positioned so that each one shows multiple colors. Hard to beat that.

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