Monday, April 30, 2012

A Tiger Mailday

Tiger Williams is more famously known as the PIM's guy. The rough and tough customer that wasn't afraid to drop his mitts to protect one of his teammates. In Vancouver though, he also known for this:

"Oh look at that Tiger!" Yup, Dave was quite the legend in Vancity. The flying V is what I associate with Tiger and the "riding stick" celebration is one for the ages.

Needless to say a Williams GU or AUTO card has been on my want list for quite some time. I've looked at more expensive pieces all the way down to what I have to show today. 

Since my patience has finally ran out and I saw a quick BIN of $0.99 with Free shipping, I pounced on Tiger (no pun intended...maybe a little).

Pretty much as basic as one can get. Small squared, plain white swatch, but what kinda stings about this one is the fact it is "Event Used". The fact that this wasn't worn in an "Official NHL Game" bums me out a little. 

In fact, although I am a jersey/mem advocate I think it is necessary to take out the crap. Which is "Event Worn" jerseys. Let's not get too hasty, I don't mind manufactured patches but when I buy a card I expect it to be at the very least worn in an All-Star game or something, not outside their local Costco. 

Anyways, that's not the point. I've added another jersey card to the collection and that of an iconic Canuck in an iconic Canuck jersey!


1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, but for players of the 70s/80s (or older), game-worn pieces can be expensive to get, even for manufacturers, so I kinda understand their dilemma.

    But made-up, manufactured patches I cannot stand.