Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Only about a week ago Casey e-mailed me and asked for my address. I really didn't know what to think of it, to tell you the truth I thought he wanted it just in case I won the contest he is holding. So I was quite pleasantly surprised to open what I thought was an eBay bubble mailer but was actually a nice package of cards from Casey.

Then I figured out the motivation for the kind gesture:

I was able to decipher the scribble ;) (Brett would be proud) and it says : "Michael - go nucks? blech!" Well I have to thank you Casey for your kind condolences! The cards are just the beginning of my recovery process.

Let's take a look:

We start with four cards from my favourite low end set. The Salo is also a glossy parallel.

These next four cards are from last years Upper Deck Series 1, luckily I only had the Kesler so the other 3 cards are brand spankin' new.

A nice recent card of Alex Edler, it's really too bad Edler played so poorly for the Canucks. A better performance out of him may have not caused us Game 2.

The controversy has officially taken a huge twist. With Bobby Lu saying he would waive his no trade clause, could Schneids be our starter next season? Who knows, only Mike Gillis (and I don't even think he knows either). If anything I feel comfortable with either goalie in net, although Cory does seem to have the confidence to jump to the starter position next season. 

This was a SWEET card to find in the package. A 2011-12 QUAD Ruby /100 of Roberto Luongo. Well in this showdown of hockey cards, Luongo has the edge over Schneider for sure. 

Thanks for a couple awesome cards for my Goalie Project.

Last but not least is this beauty vintage of Andre Boudrias. This very nicely conditioned and centred card comes from 1970-71 Topps. The classic pink background against the vintage Canucks jerseys make this card a welcomed piece of cardboard in my collection. 

Thank you so much Casey for the great lot of cards! It's always nice to see the generosity in the hockey blogging community (even if our teams are mortal enemies) ;)

Alex Auld - 3/3 COMPLETE! 27 TOTAL
Murray Bannerman - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Martin Brochu - 3/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Richard Brodeur - 1/3 COMPLETE! 15 TOTAL (1 JERSEY, 1 EVENT-USED, 1 AUTO)
Gary Bromley
Bruce Bullock
Sean Burke - 2/3 COMPLETE! 21 TOTAL
Frank Caprice
Jacques Caron
Dan Cloutier - 3/3 COMPLETE! 34 TOTAL (1 JERSEY, 2 AUTO's)
Ed Dyck
Ken Ellacott
Bob Essensa - 3/3 COMPLETE! 14 TOTAL
Mike Fountain - 3/3 COMPLETE! 11 TOTAL
Troy Gamble - 2/2 COMPLETE! 21 TOTAL
George Gardner 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
John Garrett - 2/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Glen Hanlon - 1/3 COMPLETE! 5 TOTAL
Johan Hedberg - 3/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Rick Heinz
Corey Hirsch - 1/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Charlie Hodge - 2/2 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Arturs Irbe - 1/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Jason LaBarbera - 2/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Ken Lockett
Roberto Luongo - 3/3 COMPLETE! 59 TOTAL (1 JERSEY)
Drew MacIntyre - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Cesare Maniago - 1/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Bob Mason - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Dave McClelland
Steve McKichan
Kirk McLean - 2/3 COMPLETE! 149 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Rob McVicar - 1/1 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Alfie Michaud - 1/1 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Tyler Moss
Mika Noronen - 3/3 COMPLETE! 6 TOTAL
Maxime Ouellet - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
FĂ©lix Potvin - 3/3 COMPLETE! 31 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Andrew Raycroft - 1/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Curt Ridley - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Dany Sabourin - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Curtis Sanford - 3/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Cory Schneider - 1/2 COMPLETE! 11 TOTAL (1 JERSEY)
Corey Schwab - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Petr Skudra - 3/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Gary Smith - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Garth Snow - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Kevin Weekes - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Steve Weeks - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Kay Whitmore - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Dunc Wilson - 1/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Wendell Young - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL



  1. Nice stuff.

    A very nice gesture Casey! Kudos.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the cards. I will now go bury my head in shame as my Bruins join your Canucks on the golf course.