Saturday, February 4, 2012

WHAT DOES 25 BUCKS GETCHA? (Card 3 - Part 1) A Couple of Steals

I recently bought my third 25 dollar pre-paid card so that I can buy some cards online. I received two cards in the mail a couple of days ago and I had a really good time tracking them down. But even better were the prices I was able to snag these puppies for! Let's get to it!

This card came from this years release of Black Diamond. Black Diamond could just be the most "consistent" of all Upper Deck products. They don't sway from the general design and it works. If people are still buying, why switch it up? This card has a retro 90's type feel to the back, maybe it's because of the old school Canucks logo. 

There were a lot of these double jersey Brodeur cards on the market but I really tried to get value out of the two colours. These red and blue/green swatches did the job and as a plus UD confirmed that these are in fact "Game Used" jersey swatches which one ups my current "Event Used" card of Brodeur. 

My second card is a Rookie AUTO of an up-and-coming defence man in the Canucks organization - Yann Sauve. He was selected in the 2nd round (41st overall) of the 2008 draft (the same draft year as Cody Hodgson). I think he needs one more year playing in the AHL until he can make a solid stride into the big league. Glad to snag this AUTO for cheap as I know of two local Sauve collectors that check the Bay quite often. Plus this is my first taste of Certified from this season - and I like!

Like I said I feel like I got some pretty good prices on these two cards. What do you think?

2011-12 Black Diamond Richard Brodeur "Dual Jersey" - $0.99 (+ 2.50 shipping)
2011-12 Certified Yann Sauve "Freshman Signatures" - $1.24 (+ 2.48 shipping)
+ $17.79

Any luck with you guys lately on eBay and good deals you'd like to share?



  1. Nice couple of pick-ups. I really love the $25 game. I just finished my own recently. Here's one of my buys:

    1. Nice pick-ups! I find that it sets me a reasonable budget and that I still have a great opportunity to score quality cards. I like how I can spend it on one big time item or a variety of small time items.

  2. Sorry to tell you, but that Brodeur is from an oldtimer's game. Nothing like UD trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

    1. Well I'm guessing that must be why I didn't recognize what jersey that came from...oh well

  3. Nice pickups! Not bad prices at all.

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