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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Sidney Crosby Autograph - 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention

After selling the David Robinson 1/1 Printing Plate that I pulled from a box of 2012 Goodwin Champions and the Michael Leighton Orange Parallel auto /10 that I pulled from A box of 2012 In the Game Broad Street Boys, I had enough Paypal to land my second autographed card of Sidney Crosby.

This one comes from the 2012 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention set and came as a part of their wrapper resemption program. If I have it right, and I may not, I believe what happens is that you buy a certain number of packs from the Upper deck booth at the National, usually a box-worth, and you open them up, and redeem thos wrappers for another pack of National-specific cards.

I'm sure that not all packs contain a hit, but this seller was lucky enough to pull a RARE autographed card of Sidney Crosby. The fact that this card was in packs shows that Upper Deck has quite a few Crosby auto stickers left over, as Panini has had to put redemptions for him in pretty much all of their 11-12 products. For some reason, Sid appears to be in no hurry to return his signed items to the card companies this year, but after September 15th, he may have a bit more time on his hands.

Either way, the card is super-rare and is hand-numbered to just 15 copies. I know everyone gets down on the sticker autos, but the hand-numbering does add a nice consolation to that. Besides, I like the fact that my lowest serial-numbered card is an autographed card, as opposed to the awesome prime jersey card I pulled from 2011-12 Limited earlier this year.

Well, there you have it. It isn't too often when you get to add a card that you can proclaim the best card in your collection. Until I get my hands on something from Dominion, Prime, or The Cup, this will be the biggest one for a while, I'm sure.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2012 In the Game: Broad Street Boys Box Break

I know I have committed blasphemy as a Penguins fan, but I decided to pick up a box of In the Game's Broad Street Boys. This will be my third high end ITG product to open, but what brings me back, even to a Flyers-specific product, is that there is nowhere else that gives you so much bang for your buck.

Each box contains 14 cards. Of those 14, eight are base cards and 6 are hits. The base set follows the lineage of the team with subsets like "Broad Street Bullies,"  "Triumph & Tragedy," "Contending in the 90s," and "The Tradition Continues." There are also gold parallels that, while not serial-numbered, are limited to just 50 copies.

My gold was of Murray Craven, who I have no feelings for either way, but I was very happy to pull base cards of Max Talbot and Paul Coffey, two players who spent time in Pittsburgh. The foil board makes these card look really cool, and there really is no bending or warping. (Are you listening, Topps???) I was also happy to find a card of one of the players from the Broad Street Bullies era.

Of the six hits, it works out to be two relics and four autos. The other thing I like about ITG, is that unlike other companies, they don't hold back the autographed cards, and with this product, you get flooded with it. 

While I don't really care either way for the Ron Sutter solid-color jersey, I LOVE the Tough Materials triple jersey card of Ron Hextall, Eric Lindros, and Sandy McCarthy. I've always been a big fan of Hextall, and I can remember how big of a deal Lindros was during his time with Philly, and while not every triple-jersey card does it, THIS ONE has managed to put one swatch from each of the Flyers' team colors. Also, each one of these jersey swatches is identified as a FLYERS-worn jersey, so you don't have to worry about Hextall's swatch being from the Islanders or Lindros's black swatch being from the Stars. VERY COOL.

My four autos were of Ed Van Impe, Scott Mellanby, Michael Leighton, and Brad Marsh. First of all, I like the fact that I've actually heard of all four of these players. Sometimes they can be hit-or-miss. Also, I didn't realize this at first, but the Leighton is an Orange Version of the card, which is limited to just 10 copies. Very cool.

There you have it for that one. Whether you literally get your money's worth or not, ITG gives you something that is sure to satisfy any hockey collector. Their next product that will be produced in the same way will be Forever Rivals, which focuses on the rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, and you KNOW I'll be getting a box of that one, too.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mail Day From The Daily Dimwit and Nachos Grande

Two packages arrived in my mailbox this morning from two fellow bloggers.

From The Daily Dimwit, I received the results of his most recent group break, which included 2012 Topps Jumbo, 2012 Topps Finest, and 2007 Upper Deck Artifacts. Artifacts gave me my only hit of the break. My alternate team, the Seattle Mariners netted me a Felix Hernandez jersey card serial numbered 44/130. I could have done worse.

I've opened up plenty of Topps this year, and I've already done a few breaks of Artifacts, so I was really hoping for something good from Finest. Unfortunately, the Cubs got a big goose egg from this break. I did, however, pull two Mariners, Ichiro and Hisashi Iwakuma.

My package from Nachos Grande wasn't a trade or a group break, but an ebay purchase. He recently opened up a blaster of 2012 Goodwin Champions and pulled a relic of Brendan Shanahan. Me being the hockey guy that I am, I inquired about a trade, but he had already decided to post the card on ebay and see what he could get. $.99 + shipping got the card into my hands.

Thanks for the cards, guys!

Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 Goodwin Champions Box Break

While Upper Deck receives a lot of negativity for a lot of different things, there are two things that they do right: Hockey and Goodwin Champions. I have been collecting this set for the previous two releases (2009 and 2011), but truthfully, I didn't even know they were doing a 2012 release until just a couple of weeks ago. Even still, I was considering skipping this year, due to an attempt at scaling down the amount of sets I am trying to collect.

My hopes of trimming Goodwin Champions off of my radar were quickly dashed  when I started seeing boxes being opened. The Daily Dimwit pulled relics of Wendell Clark and Dale Hawerchuk and a SUPER RARE Steven Stamkos auto, and Nachos Grande pulled a Brendan Shanahan relic. This product appeared to me to be LOADED with hockey, which was all the convincing I needed.

I picked up just one box, and although I didn't pull any hockey hits, I was ECSTATIC to find a David Robinson 1/1 printing plate. With all the different cards of all the different athletes, I would say I got pretty lucky in pulling a plate from such a big superstar. The other great thing about the plate is that it is the black variation, which gives it the most true-to-form look from a visual perspective.

Now the back of the plate actually says that the plate was used in the production of the card, but I have two questions related to that. 1. Do companies even use printing plates in production anymore? I would imagine they would have a bit more of an advanced method. 2. If the plate was used to put the ink on the cardboard, wouldn't the plate image need to be in reverse? The one I have here is in the same direction as the card. Maybe there's a different method they use that allows the wording and photo to be going in the same direction.

My three promised hits, which usually work out to be 1 auto and 2 relics, were baseball player Aaron  Altherr football player Tim Brown, and soccer player Brian Ching. The Tim Brown is actually a pretty decent pull, but I've never heard of the other two.

Each box also has a World Traveler jumbo box topper, which focuses on a different country. Mine is the Czech Republic. Not much else to say about it.

The only non-parallel insert is Military Machines, which gives information on different vehicles used by the U.S. Military. Mine were the M4 Sherman and F105 Thunderchie. I won't be pursuing these, so if anyone wants them, let me know.

Another thing I like about Goodwin is that there isn't a mini in EVERY pack. While I don't hate them, I really have no use for them, so if I can get less minis and more cards for the base set, I consider that a good thing.

I pulled 11 hockey card for the base set, which means that either I got a good box, or there are THAT MANY hockey players in 2012 Goodwin Champions. Either way, I was happy to see such a large hockey presence in my box.

First box in, and I was very happy with what I pulled. I get the feeling that I'll be buying a LOT of this over the next couple of months.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Few Recent Ebay Purchases (Including a Sidney Crosby Patch!!!)

Here is what happens when you find a card you like on Ebay and click on the "View Seller's Other Items" link. I just wanted one card, but a few days later I was taking advantage of combined shipping to add SIXTEEN cards to my collection.

The card that started it all was a 2010-11 Dominion Championship Gear patch card serial numbered 26/50. All of the Dominion cards look great and carry quite a premium, but what I like about high-end products like this, is that they really make an effort to make their patch and prime jersey cards look like something special. Here, the gold stripe is aligned right in the middle, making the patch really pop out of the card. As you could imagine, I HAD to have this card, but it didn't stop there.

(Enlarged for your viewing pleasure)

I also added a dual jersey card of Crosby from 2010-11 SPX. I quickly became a fan of this product after busting two boxes of the 2011-12 line, and the relics from the previous year look just as good.

Not wanting the Crosby to be the lone patch card in my ever-expanding Penguins collection, I added a Marc-Andre Fleury patch from 2011-12 Artifacts with a low serial number of 12/35.

The best deal of the lot for me was this auto of Fleury from 09-10 Be A Player. Just $3.80. Not bad at all.

This triple jersey card from 2011-12 Crown Royale showcases a Penguins star from the '90s with Jaromir Jagr, the '00s with Evgeni Malkin, and from the '10s with Mark Letestu. It's a VERY cool card, and there was no way I would be missing out on this one.

I was also able to add one more card to my Miracle on Ice collection with Bob Suter. In their 2011 Decades: 1980s set, In the Game inserted on-card autographs of all 20 members of the 1980 U.S.A. Olympic Hockey Team. So far, I have 6 of the 20. There is still along way for me to go, but I'll get there.

I picked up three on-card Penguins autos from 2011-12 Panini Contenders with Simon Despres (279/800), Joe Vitale (177/800), and James Neal. I've been trying to get my hands on a Neal auto for quite some time, so this one was a small collecting goal accomplished.

I got these four cards for JUST a buck each: 2011-12 SPX dual jerseys of Alex Ovechkin and Ray Bourque, and 2010-11 Dominion base cards of Marc-Andre Fleury (26/199), and Kris Letang )181/199).

And finally, more "One Dollar Wonders" of 10-11 Evgeny Dadonov (132/199) and Stephen Weiss (19/25) from 2010-11 Dominion and Bobby Ryan from 2007/08 Upper Deck. I got the Ryan, mostly because he was the number 2 pick in the 2005 draft behind Sidney Crosby. That was the "lockout" draft where they put all 30 teams int he lottery. Just imagine how different things would be if it would have worked out the other way around, with Pittsburgh getting the number two pick and Anaheim winning what was known then as the "Sidney Crosby Lottery."

Well, that's it for that. All things considered, I would say I did pretty well.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Group Break Loot From JABOs

Nowadays, it seems like the only baseball I buy is what I can grab out of group breaks. I don't want to throw in a ton of money, but I do like the Cubs and breaks allow me to continue to build my collection, while not wasting a ton of cash on something I don't really need. One of the most recent group breaks I participated in was at Juuust A Bit Outside. He opened a box each of  2004 Topps Pristine, 2004 SP Prospects, 2008 Upper Deck Spectrum, and 2012 Gypsy Queen. Here's what came my way.

The big hit was from Spectrum, and turned out to be a rare blue parallel of Derrek Lee. The card features a pinstriped swatch and has a LOW serial number of just 11/15. Of course, the rarity of it is a definite plus, but what I really appreciate is that they aligned the stripe perfectly with the diamond shape of the cut out. Like I've said before, a little effort goes a long way with me.

I also received another hit, a Gypsy Queen auto of Marlon Byrd. So far, I've pulled this card from a box I opened for myself, a box in a group break that I have hosted, and a box from a group break I participated in. He seems to be all over the place.

I also received two serial-numbered cards: Spectrum Carlos Zambrano144/199 and Pristine Bobby Brownlie 342/999.

Here are the base cards from Spectrum and Pristine:

Base from Top Prospects:

Base from Gypsy Queen:

There you have it. Not all breaks get so be so successful, but I was VERY happy with what I received in this one.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Trade With Collecting For Kicks

Over the past couple months, after concentrating my collection more in a hockey direction, I have been picking up quite a few hockey card readers. The great thing about this, is that it has afforded me the opportunity to pick up some hockey cards that I really need, and dump some of the ones I don't.

One of my most recent trades came courtesy of Michael from Collecting For Kicks.

The trade began when he posted the results of a box of 2011-2012 Panini Titanium. He did pretty well over all, but the one card that caught my eye was a BEAUTIFUL quad relic of Penguins stars Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Kris Letang, and Tyler Kennedy. The card is serial-numbered 73/75, which is nice, but my favorite attribute of this card is that all four swatches are different. Even the two black swatches are at least a different material. I had to part with a similar card featuring Rangers start Henrik Lundqvist, Marc Staal, Brad Richards, and Marian Gaborik. I'm a fan of King Henrik, so his hits are usually difficult for me to part with, but in this case, it wasn't difficult at all.

Michael also sent me a Jason Spezza stick/jersey dual relic from 2011-2012 Luxury Suite. As I've said before, 2010-2011 Luxury Suite is one of my most favorite card products from the last few years, and I was quite disappointed when I discovered that Panini would not continue with the brand this year. Instead, Panini has inserted these cards in a "bonus pack" with boxes of 2011-2012 Rookie Anthology. In doing so, Panini just used the best version of the 10-11 set, which was the stick/jersey cards, so it's a rather nice consolation to not having an entire product run.

This was a relatively simple trade, but a great one. The best trades tend to be the ones where each person felt he/she got just a slight edge over the other guy. Judging from Michael's trade post, I think that worked out to be the case with this one.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Card Draft Loot From Jaybarkerfan's Junk

Jaybarkerfan's Junk recently held a trade bait draft, and after seeing the amount of good cards available for such a low price, I jumped at the chance to participate. I was VERY happy with what I got in return, which included a couple of hits for my PCs and a whole lot of cards to add to my own trade bait folders. Here's the loot.

The Keepers:
2012 Topps Hank Aaron Retired Number Patch & 2006 Prestige Josh McCownJersey
Actually, I'll trade the Aaron if anyone's interested, but the McCown, being an SHSU alumnus, is staying with me.

Up for trade:
2005 Zenith Aaron Brooks Jersey, 2009 SPX Michael Johnson Auto 144/299, 2011 Sage Hit Jeff Van Camp Auto, 08/09 Upper Deck Jermaine O'Neal Jersey, 1996 Leaf Dan Naulty Auto, 2004 Bowman John Navarre Auto, 2006 Press Pass Darrell HackneyJersey
If anyone is interested in these, let me know.

This Ken Griiffey Jr.coin looked like a cool collectible, but I'm not sure who made it or where it came from. Still a pretty cool piece, though.

The Non-Hit Keepers:
1967 Hoyt Wilhelm, 1978 Jack Morris Rookie, Topps Heritage Shawn Michaels, 2007 Sage Hit Peterson Rookie (I think).

And here's a look at the rest of the singles:

It was a fun draft, until I went on vacation and completely forgot about the whole thing. I got some great loot in return, quite a few cards for the player collections, and plenty of cards to offer up in future trades. Speaking of trade bait, here are the links to my trade pages: Hockey, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Other.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Some More Crosbys (and a Letang, Too)

In an effort to put together the greatest Sidney Crosby collection in all of Blogland, I picked myself up another couple of hits off of Ebay.

The first is a single-jersey swatch card from 2006-2007 Sweet Shot. There are a few variations, which have one, two, or three pieces where the letters are, with mine being more basic. This one is numbered to 200, with the other variations being more rare. While, yes, it is a solid whit piece of fabric, this is a second-year relic card, which is pretty impressive, I think. Here they were actually able to get a "game used" piece of memorabilia, instead of going "event worn" like in the 05-06 Upper Deck Ice card that I have.

The second one came from a lot of 3 cards from 08/09 SPX. In it, there was a base card, a serial numbered insert card /999, and a dual jersey card. It's a dual jersey card, which is always nice to have the extra swatch, but if they're both the same color, why bother? It just looks so much better for it to be two different looking pieces, is all I'm saying. Still, it's a great addition to my rapidly-increasing Sidney Crosby collection.

Lastly, it's not a Crosby, but an impressive card I got in a 11-12 Titanium case break. I was hoping for some Crosby, mojo, obviously, but I wasn't completely disappointed by drawing a goose egg there, with what I DID get in return, a FANTASTIC looking Kris Letang Patch numbered to 25. The patch may not be perfectly centered, but there's enough of it there to show the jersey material, as well as three colors (white, black, and gold) of the patch itself. I'm trying to figure out exactly what part of the jersey this patch may have come from. Its curve makes me think it's part of the logo, but the thin gold stripe is throwing me off.

Well, that's all for now. I'm sure I'll be picking up more REAL soon. Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Looking for Input: Group Break Questions

Over the last few months, I began doing a few group breaks in baseball and hockey. Seeing as though there are quite a few baseball breaks out there, though, I would like to stick with hockey, to provide something here, that you can't really find with many other blogs.

However, with a relatively low number of other hockey bloggers out there, at least as far as who I am connected to, I want to try and get something together that would garner the greatest amount of interest and participation, to hopefully grow my blog readership, and most importantly, gain a greater amount of group break participation.

With that in mind, I have a few group break related questions:

1. What products would you like to see opened? Mainly, do you want current products, one-or-two-year-old products or products from a few years ago? Also, with those products would you rather have the break centered on just one higher-end product, or three to four boxes of different lower-end products?
2. How much does cost factor in? I would like to keep it in a $15-$20 range, but with so few people responding to hockey, I have to factor in that only 6 or 7 may sign up, which increases the average cost to between $25-$35.
3. There have been a few breaks that I have done, where I will guarantee a hit for all participants, taking cards out of my own collection for participants who don't get one from the boxes. Does this make a difference? Does it encourage you to sign up to a break that you otherwise would not, knowing that at least you'll be getting something? Or would you be perfectly content to just go with whatever comes out of the boxes, win or lose?
4. How often would you like to see a group break done? Ideally, I'd like to do one every month, but if interest is low, that might not always be a possibility.
5. For those of you who have participated in my breaks before, what made you sign up? And for those of you who didn't, what made you stay away?
6. Lastly, is there anything out there, hockey OR baseball, that you aren't seeing anyone else do that you would like to see done here?

I would appreciate any input you guys would have.

Thank you very much.

Trade With Night Owl

My collectiong goals have changed over time, as a lot of ours tend to do, but the one thing I have stuck with, and continue to work on, is my quest to complete every Allen & Ginter set. I know not everyone loves  A&G, but to me, this pays the perfect tribute to the early days of card collecting, while effectively translating it to the modern size.

One of the toughest years for me to find cards, though, is the inaugural release of 2006. While they have had to evolve their design as each year's release comes, 2006 gave an almost identical replica of the original issue. The pictures are basic, and there is little else, but the player name and company logo.

I got a significant addition to my stack in a trade with Night Owl. In return for a few cards from 2012 Topps and a Dodgers relic card, I got quite a few 2006 Allen & Ginters. I still have a long way to go, but this is definitely a great help.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I Finally Got My Hands On A Sidney Crosby Autograph!

It was a big mail day for me today.

I only received one package, with one card, but it contained an item I have been going after for quite a long time: An autographed card of Sidney Crosby.

Crosby's certified autos are fetching TONS of money on the secondary market, but if you catch the right auction at just the right time, you can get a pretty good deal.

This one is from 2011-2012 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition. Most of Crosby's autos this year from Panini are redemptions, but I think that Upper Deck must have had enough stickers for this set, as these were able to be inserted straight into packs.

Not only is it a rarity just on its own, but being numbered 8/50, this card also holds the distinction of being the second-lowest numbered Crosby card in my collection. (The first being THIS beauty.)

By the way, is there a more fantastic looking signature in hockey today? Maybe, but Crosby's is definitely one of the best out there. It is perfectly clear whose name it is, and I love the placement of the jersey number inside the signature.

This was a fantastic find for me, and the card looks even better in person.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sidney Crosby Vs. My One-Year-Old

Here's what happens when you leave your Sidney Crosby cards in the reach of your one-year-old.

Apparently concussions aren't the only thing that can take him down.

In other news, I am gathering participants for my next hockey group break. I'll be getting into four products, including one box of Panini Titanium. Go here for more info.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Group Break Sign Ups: Four Hockey Products (12 Hits!)

(EDIT: Due to lack of interest, this break will be cancelled. Thank you to everyone for checking in, and I will put another one together soon, as soon as I can guage interest on the best possible break to pursue. Thanks!)

Hey everyone. I wanted to officially announce details for my next group break. I am planning on opening four hockey products, which should yield us all a ton of great cards. Here's the rundown:

1. 2011-2012 Panini Titanium

This is a high-hit, low base card product, featuring five packs of four cards, with each pack containing a relic or autographed card. Many of the hits have prime swatches or patches, and there are quite a few multi-player cards.

This is a GREAT looking product, which I've already opened two boxes of (here's the link.)

2. 2010-2011 ITG Between the Pipes

This all-goalie product contains four hits, two of which are relics and two of which are autographs. There are 18 packs of 9 cards. The set features a good mix of current players, former players, and prospects. Any prospects who do not have an NHL affiliation on their card will be randomed among the participants, even if they currently have an NHL affiliation. It is simply too difficult to research all of the junior-leaguers in the set to see where they are.

Any hits of prospects with no NHL team on the card will be randomed among participants who do not receive a hit in this or any other product in this break.

3. 2010-2011 Donruss

One box will contain 24 packs of 5 cards. Of those cards, there will be two autographs or relics, one Press Proof parallel, and six Rated Rookies inserts.

One note here: There are case hits featuring "Fans of the Game" autographs of celebrities, including Pamela Anderson. If we get one of these rarities, it will be randomed among ALL participants, even those who received a hit for their team. I just think they are too valuable and it would be unfair to someone to miss out on, just because they pulled a white jersey swatch of a backup goaltender.

4. 2010-2011 Panini All-Goalies

This is a 100-cards set from Panini featuring goaltenders. The box contains one full set, five parallels, and one relic card.

Here are the details:

In order to make this work, I will need 10 teams claimed. Since there are 30 teams in the NHL, the remaining teams will be randomed off among the ten participants, giving each slot a total of THREE Teams. Each slot is $25 and will allow you to pick one team yourself. Payment can be made as a gift to matt-pederson(AT)hotmail(DOT)com. Please make the payment ASAP.

For the un-picked teams, I will disperse them this way. First, I will list the remaining teams alphabetically by city. Then, I will use to randomize the names of the participants and use that order to assign the teams down the list. For example, after randomization, the person's name who comes up first would get Anaheim, second gets Atlanta, etc. as long as those teams were not picked originally.

And if anyone does not receive a hit (12 should be pulled in total) out of the boxes, I will throw in one from my own collection, to make sure that everybody leaves with something.

The only thing I ask in return, is that the participants who have a blog please plug this break. I am trying to keep the price down, but in order to do that, I NEED to fill my ten slots. I'm not requiring it, but the more word we can get out, the quicker we can get it going.

If there are any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

1. Pittsburgh Penguins - Matt Pederson (PAID)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hockey Group Break Number Two: Announcement Coming Soon!!!

Hey everyone. I just wanted to give an advanced notice, that in the next day or two, I will be posting information on my next group break of hockey cards. My last one was two boxes of 10-11 Luxury Suite, which I thought went VERY well, but for this one, I am planning on grabbing three boxes of various products over the last two years. I do know, however, that one of them will be 11-12 Panini Titanium, which I've been pretty successful on for my own collection.

If anyone is interested, let me know if there are any product you might be interested in. I may or may not be able to get them in, but it will give me a good idea of what everyone else is looking for.

If you are interested, I won't be taking any advance team requests, so the only way to reserve your spot will be on the official sign-up, which will be up soon.

That's all for now. Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Some Hockey Ebay Purchases, Featuring Three Sidney Crosby Relics (and a Lemieux, Too!)

Just wanted to show off a couple recent Ebay purchases that I am particularly proud of.

First off, I picked up three Sidney Crosby relics, from two of my favorite products in the past two years......and SP Game Used. I opened up WAAAAAAYYY too many packs of Limited this year, but it was one of the most fun. The base cards all were SNed to 299 or less and the packs actually contained mostly current stars, instead of overflowing with rookies. Luxury Suite has always appealed to me. The cards look great. They are very strategic with the cut and placement of their patch cards, and the product was the focus of my very first hockey group break. SP Game Used was a product I bought a few packs for, and was largely disappointed. The relics are in the shape of letters, with each player spelling out a four-letter word (Crosby's spell out "PITT). Still, I got the card for a good price, so what the heck.

11-12 Panini Limited Team Trademarks /99

11-12 SP Game Used Edition

10-11 Luxury Suite /599

I also picked up a couple of cards for the PC, including a Mario Lemieux Relic from SP Game Used that I got for the INSANE price of $2.91!!! I'll be keeping the Lemieux and Letang, and the Getzlaf will likely be heading over to Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle, but the five cards in the bottom picture are up for trade. Let me know if you're interested in any of them.

11-12 SP Game Used Mario Lemieux, Ryan Getzlaf, and a 11-12 Titanium Kris Letang Red /99

11-12 Titanium Jordan Staal, Jimmy Howard, Vincent Lecavalier, Anze Kopitar, and Brad Marchand

That's all for now. I should have more coming up soon, including another Penguins-related Ebay steal.