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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Evgeni Malkin Dominion Printing Plate + A Couple Other Cards from Ebay

After spending quite a lot of time looking for the right deal, I finally landed this fantastic Evgeni Malkin black printing plate from 2012-13 Dominion. If you are going to go after a plate, black is definitely the color you want, as it gives you the clearest player image. This one, though, has a weird black line going through the middle, which appears to have been caused during the actual use of the plate. The way I look at it, a little bit of damage on these is kind of like finding a flaw on the swatch of your game used patch card. Anything to really show that a piece really has been "used," makes it that much better.

Of course, the plate is a cool enough piece in and of itself, but Dominion makes the best plates, because they actually attach the card's backing to the reverse side of it. You get the same exact back-side of the regular card, except this one has that fancy "1 of 1" stamp on the upper right-hand side.

From the same seller, I also picked up these other two cards.

2012-13 Dominion Martin St. Louis Gold Parallel 7/25
St. Louis is one of those guys who no matter how amazing they are as players, their cards are for some reason way too affordable. Now, I won't complain about getting this card as cheaply as I did ($1.75), but man, his stuff should be worth WAY more than it is.

2013-14 Crown Royale Henrik Zetterberg Silver Chalice Jersey
Now, I'm not a Red Wings fan by any means, but I just thought this card looked cool. The only mystery here, is whether there are two jersey pieces or just one. It's really hard to tell, but an awesome looking card either way.

The Zetterberg is up for trade, if anyone is interested. The other two aren't heading anywhere, so you'll just have to sit there and admire them from a distance.This, by the way, set me back a whole $32 shipped, which is insane for a group of cards containing a Malkin 1/1.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see the Malkin ended up with you! I'm going to miss Dominion.