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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What It Takes to Get Me to Trade a Sidney Crosby Autograph

So, if anyone was wondering what it would take for a Sidney Crosby collector to trade away one of his Crosby autographs, here's what it took to get me to part ways with one of mine: a Prime Signatures card of Crosby from 2013-14 Prime, numbered 6/50.


Now, before we begin, a couple tings to keep in mind:

-This was a redemption, and not only that, but one I purchased, so there isn't any sentimental attachment that goes along with pulling it fresh from a pack.
-I have the Prime Signatures cards from 2011-12 and 2012-13, but both of those are the /5 parallel, so I'd rather have the /5 from 2013-14 anyway.
-The card has been selling on Ebay for a very reasonable price, so I will have plenty of other opportunities to purchase another copy of this card.

With all that in mind, here's what it took to pry that card out of my hands:

 2008-09 Trilogy Jonathan Toews Young Star Scripts

2008-09 Trilogy Patrick Kane Young Star Scripts

2013-14 National Treasures Ron Francis/Keith Primeau/Eric Staal/Cam Ward Quad Auto 31/50

2013-14 National Treasures Aleksander Barkov Rookie Booklet 8/99

2013-14 National Treasures Jacob Trouba Rookie Booklet 41/99

2013-14 National Treasures Pat LaFontaine Dual Mem

2013-14 National Treasures Bryan Trottier Dual Mem

2012-13 Certified Tyler Seguin Fabric of the Game Jersey 14/75
2013-14 Totally Certified Carl Soderberg Rookie Roll Call Jersey
2013-14 National Treasures Joonas Rask Rookie Auto 11/99

Maybe it's all subjective, but I end up with autographs from three hall-of-famers, plus early-career autos from two of the game's hottest players, as well as a few cards for my trade bait that have the potential to get me a few really great cards for my collection. It allowed me to get my hands on some great cardboard of players I don't normally give a lot of hobby-related attention to, and all I had to do was send off a card that shouldn't be too difficult to get another copy of.

4 comments:

  1. I don't collect hockey, but this seems like a legit HAUL for that Crosby. Nice deal!

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  2. Wow, you did more than well! Was this trade made at knife point? Were hostages required? You did amazing Matt!

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  3. Nice to see you getting me some Hawks trade bait. :)

    Seriously, that is a hell of a great haul.

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