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Monday, October 20, 2014

Trade with Wax Stain Rookie

This trade took place a while ago, but to to personal issues (all good ones) getting in the way, I just haven't had the time to post these. Well, here I am, with a day off of work, and the wife out with the new baby (girl #3), so let's get to it!

This was a pretty easy trade, as Dave H from Wax Stain Rookie expressed interest in a few cards that I pulled from my box of 2013-14 Prime, and offered up a few cards for my various collections.

2011-12 Between the Pipes Matt Murray Future Stars Goaliegraph
While it may not be easy to tell, this one lands in my Pittsburgh Penguins Collection. Murray is a prospect in the system, having been drafted in the third round (83rd overall) in 2012. After playing the past four seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, Murray has landed a spot on the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

2009-10 Black Diamond Travis Zajac Gemography
The Zajac card is going right into my University of North Dakota Alumni Collection. Zajac plyed for the Fighting Sioux during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 season, and played on a team with future NHLers Jonathan Toews, T.J. Oshie, Drew Stafford, Brian Lee, Taylor Chorney, Chris Porter, and Matt Smaby. After trading two picks to the Dallas Stars in order to move up to the 20th overall spot in the 2004 draft, the New Jersey Devils made him their first selection that year.

2005-06 Ice Ed Belfour Frozen Fabrics Jersey
Like the Zajac, this Belfour jersey card is heading to my UND Alumni Collection. He spent just one season with the Fighting Sioux, in 1986-87, but he made it count, finishing with a 29-4-0 record, on the way to an NCAA National Championship. He would sign with the Chicago Blackhawks after that season was over, and had a 17-year NHL career that saw him win one Stanley Cup, two Vezina Trophies, four Jennings Trophies and one Calder Memorial Trophy. He was elected to the NHL Hall of Fame in 2011.

There were a few other throw-ins along with these, but these cards are really the ones that drew me in. Thanks for another great trade, Dave!

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