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Sunday, April 25, 2021

More SDM repacks

 I was out yesterday at Shoppers Drug Mart getting some "essentials" They also had restocked the card section with more of the assorted repacks. Price has now increased to $1.49 each. I picked up these two packs. I honestly do not remember these 2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie update is an Upper Deck product released to deal with the double rookie class. It adds to several different products ( Artifacts, Black Diamond, SP Game Used etc). It adds as many as 100 rookies to some products as well as provides its own unique set of cards, that includes rookies, memorabilia and autograph cards. It is a must for anyone wishing to finish 05/06 products.  

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This is just a small sampling. I like how the borders are coordinated with the team colours. Also, getting a dual jersey #'d 777/999 was nice. There was also a chance to get Crosby and Ovechkin autographs (slim to none for me). I would pick up more of these if I see them again.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

51 weeks

 Yes, 51 weeks. That's how long ago my last post on my blog was. I have been reading all of my favourite blogs and following on social media (FB, Twitter, IG). Seems like I don't have enough hours in the day or the energy to post. The past year has been really busy in my life. The cat rescue (Hearts to Homes Feline Rescue & Sanctuary that my wife and I run has engulfed us. The past year has been our busiest, mostly due to COVID. It's been a balancing act as there were more cats in need and our fundraisers were diminished or cancelled completely. That's what I've been doing. In the hockey card vein, I've been selling a lot of 90's junk was era stuff. Last year I couldn't give it away. This year, most of it goes within a couple of days. Whatever the reason, I'm taking advantage before the bubble bursts. One more in my recurring series, Oot and Aboot.



What's that you may ask. Looks like it's just some building.




The old Mountain arena In Hamilton was renovated and renamed to honor Dave in 2005. This is where he grew up and learned to play the game. One of my former workmates grew up with Dave and Allan Bester and they played on the same hockey teams. When we played on a work league team, he was so much better than the rest of us. I can't imagine how much better the pros are.


Hope it won't be another 51 weeks.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

SDM repacks

Picked up six of these repacks from Shoppers Drug Mart. They are distributed by Grosnor Distribution Inc. Took all the 15/16 UD S2 packs and left the rest. ( Score, OPC )


Here's four of the six unopened packs. These were $1.29 each.







Got a YG but not an Eichel I guess the OPC Marquee Rookie will have to suffice. A fun little break during these times. Going to check some others to see if they have any.






Friday, March 13, 2020

Mailday from Georgia

I recently participated in The Big Fun Game over at Johnny's Trading Spot and received my winnings this week. Behold, some nice older baseball cards to add to my expanding collection.




He also added this bonus card to the envelope.


I'm guessing since my blogger name and blog reference hockey as my main focus, this got it into the right hands. Definetely an upgrade on the one I have. Thanks again Johnny. Looking forwaerd to playing again this month.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

McCrae vs Martinson 1-24-90

Steve Martinson makes a return appearance as he takes on Ken McCrae in the first of his two fights during the game. They both receive 5 minute fighting majors at 12:51 of the first period. At 11:59 of the second period, he takes on Mario Marois. Montreal wins 7-3 with McCrae scoring one for the Nordiques.




Monday, March 9, 2020

Freebie Friday Mailday from HSCA

I recently received my free card from Brian at Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary from his Freebie Friday giveaway. I selected the following card for my Blue Jays collection.



He also sent some companions to accompany him here to Canada.





A nice selection of recent Jays. This was from his first freebie giveaway. I also selected soe fro his second freebie Friday. I'll post the when received.

Thanks Brian for these cards.



   









Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Buchberger vs Sanipass 1-16- 89

Hello everyone. I'm back with another fight photo from my collection. This one from Jan 16, 1989 when the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks tied 2-2. It's kind of neat that you can pinpoint about when the photo was taken. Penalties 5 min each for fighting at 8:28 of the first period.

 

Box score here

Can't find any video so the photo will have to suffice.