First off, these cards are in some pretty rough shape. Brutal shape to be honest, you'll see what I mean pretty quickly.
I purposely cropped this picture past the borders just to show how "dinged" up these corners are. Obviously there are also huge creases going through his face and a nice stain on the bottom on the "Vancouver" part. But let's stop with the negatives and look at the big positives in this card. It's the classic pink background and it's of a goalie that ain't easy to find in a 'Nucks jersey. Very happy to snap away this very important first Hodge card in my collection. This will fit well in a nice new sheet in my Goalie Project. Now onto more negatives about this card...take a look at the back.
Hey so can someone tell me what year Charlie was born from this card? Nope? How bout his weight? You can't tell that either? Maybe some stats or a quick write up. Sorry Amigo, it seems that you have to be Sherlock freaking Holmes to figure this one out. Literally half the card is ripped completely out! This is actually really disappointing considering this might have fallen high in my Top 60.
This wasn't the card I originally bought the lot for, but Dale Tallon RC's are always welcome into my collection. Again it's evident that this card isn't pristine but Tallon was a beast in the Canucks organization and I'm a happy camper.
Also, this card is in the best shape out of the three. Only thing that is wrong (besides ruined corners and creases) is the pen mark of "Senoly" on the back. Anyone speak Italian and can tell what the eff "Senoly" means?
Ray Cullen was the last card in the lot. Nice card to pocket as kind of an extra.
There's definitely a tear in the middle of the card. But at least I can see most of it and know that he was born in '41.
Okay so the big question now is how much did I pay for these incredibly poor conditioned cards? Well let me say now, if I had been outbid even once I would have closed up shop. But I got this without throwing any fists around so let's be happy about that. Oh and no I didn't know the cards were this bad, the seller kinda tricked me with his description. But I hardly payed the price of a Tim Horton's coffee so I didn't report it.
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