The actual trade broke down like this:
2012-13 Jimmy Howard Score Base
2012-13 Jimmy Howard OPC "Pop Up"
1997-98 Marian Hossa BAP AUTO
2006-07 UD MVP Luc Bourdon RC
It's an unfortunate thought to think how prominent Bourdon may be in the league at the moment. At the time of his passing he was considered the Canucks number one prospect. A question that has occurred to me in the past years from all the deaths in the league is: should the team get some compensation for the loss of a player? Of course, the death of a teammate is the one moment in sport where you can put the competitiveness aside. But, after all is said and done, should a team get an equal number draft pick of the player that passed?
Nonetheless, this card gets a special spot in the collection. We will never forget you Luc!
These Fleer GU jersey cards are simple and can be put together into a nice little set. Morrison was part of the Westcoast Express line but didn't get as much of the spotlight as Big Bert or Nazzy. Nice blue swatch to bank in the collection.
2007-08 ITG BTP Drew MacIntyre "Goalie Graphs"
Last but not least was this Drew MacIntyre AUTO I've had my eye on for over a year. I've seen many copies come and go on eBay and when I saw this on Paul's trade list, I pounced. I don't know why but, I really like Drew's signature and this will fit perfectly in my "Part 2" plans for "The Goalie Project".
What wasn't included in the trade were the extra Goalie Project cards Paul threw in. Another example of a fantastic trader in the hockey card community!
Included were two Luongo's (above), a nice Corey Hirsch (right), as well as a Mike Fountain RC (right). Plus another Luongo, this time a Champs mini (not pictured).
Those bottom two McLean cards are probably my favourite of the four above but especially the one on the left. I'm gonna go out on a lim and say that bottom left card named "Painted Warriors" is my favourite McLean in my entire collection. It really showcases Kirk's mask well, plus I've never seen that insert set before.
To finish off the package were five Cloutier's (four of which I did not own)! I appreciate how Paul really sent off cards that would aid with my various projects, it is a huge help!
Murray Bannerman (RC)
Richard Brodeur (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Gary Bromley (ALL THREE)
Sean Burke (RC)
Jacques Caron (Non-Canucks Card)
John Garrett (RC)
Glen Hanlon (RC - Canucks Card)
Jason LaBarbera (Canucks Card)
Drew MacIntyre (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Cesare Maniago (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Andrew Raycroft (RC - Canucks Card)
Curt Ridley (Non-Canucks Card)
Dany Sabourin (Non-Canucks Card)
Cory Schneider (RC)
Corey Schwab (Canucks Card)
Gary Smith (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Steve Weeks (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Dunc Wilson (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Wendell Young (RC)
Thanks again Paul!
GO NUCKS GO!