Monday, January 9, 2017

A Whole Bunch of Autographed Cards

I had a great opportunity to participate in a "Fire Sale" for some in-person autographed cards on a Facebook group that I am a part of. Basically, a fire sale is where a seller will post individual images with very low prices, in order to get rid of extra stock, and earn some Paypal.

I ended up picking up quite a few cards, some from sets I am collecting, some from teams I like, and some just because they were so cheap.

As far as sets go, I picked up quite a few cards for the 2013-14 Score and 2014-15 Ultra sets that I am currently working on. It's great to get them in this way, because some of these players are not great TTM signers.

As far as Penguins go, there were only three for me to pick up. I had already gotten Paul Martin TTM, but didn't get Simon Despres or Beau Bennett while they were with the team. The three stars are all newer players, but still wanted to add them to my collection.

There were six cards from the Minnesota Wild. Matt Hackett was the only first-timer for me, as I have previously gotten the four other players either TTM or through public signings in the Minneapolis area.

He had tons of Arizona Coyotes, and I picked up what I could. The team doesn't hand over mail to them, so they are impossible TTM, but are a great in-person team. The past two years that I have gone down to the Phoenix area to visit family, I have gotten quite a few autographs from them in person after games.

These cards come from the 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Retro set. I'm not trying to complete this set by any means, but I think they look great signed, so I like to pick up what I can.

Likewise, I also like how all of these look signed, as well, especially the Rookie Profiles cards from 2013-14 Overtime. That large amount of open space is just perfect for an autograph.

Lastly, are a few cards I picked up, just because the prices were so low. At anywhere from $.50-$1 each, it's tough to turn down that kind of a deal.

Apart from the Score an Ultra set needs, all of these are available for trade, so if you need anything, son't hesitate to let me know!

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