But none of that relates to hockey cards, that's what this blogs about right? Hockey cards.
In my last post, featuring the generosity of Paul D in our last trade, I didn't show the bulk of the actual deal - my first ever real attempt at completing a set without buying a complete set on eBay.
In case you're unaware, I chose a childhood favourite set - 2003-04 McDonalds Atomic Hockey. You can see why specifically I chose this set here; but, it basically comes down to nostalgia.
In the deal with Paul D, I was able to add 40 cards in addition to my 14. That means I'm missing one card from the base set - #41. In case you have that card, it's of Mario Lemieux.
These die-cut cards look really sharp in 9 page holders, except...
This one...it's missing just one card, that'll bother me until I track down that Lemieux.
Just for kicks, here's the backs. Ugh...I spot a Messier.
As for the checklists, I now own all of them. They're kinda neat since they show the NHL star as a kid playing hockey. Other than that, nothing scan worthy.
I have to give a huge thanks to Paul D for helping me complete the set and for being such a great trader!
"Hockey Roots" CL: NONE
"Canadian Pride" INSERT: 1, 2, 4-6
"Etched in Time" INSERT: 1, 3-6
"Net Fusions" INSERT: 1-6
"Saturday Night Rivals" INSERT: 1-4, 6
TOTAL: 63/85 CARDS (74%)
I can't promise the posting will be as frequent as in the past, but there certainly shouldn't be anymore 6 week breaks (fingers crossed). Next up, another thank you post...
GO NUCKS GO!