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Current active listings in the eBay store

I thought I’d put a link to current listings…I will offer a minimum 25% discount if purchased through here or the HobbyInsider.net forums. If you would like to purchase something here, just add a comment to the post, and I’ll be notified!

Thanks,
Kev

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Baseball, Hockey

 

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Mail Day #6 – Tomas Kaberle on Black Ice!

Well, Score has been out now for, what, about six months? I had no trouble (as was to be expected) setting aside a base and a glossy parallel from my own case breaks back at launch, and even procured a gold parallel relatively quick via eBay. I was starting to wonder, though, if I was ever going to see the Black Ice parallel. These were only seeded one per case (as per Panini’s notes, anyway), and I only managed one in my two cases, so I think they’re a tad rarer than you may expect.

Fast forward all the way to March 7th and I managed to find one at auction…which I won quite handily for under $10 delivered ($8.00 total in fact)!

Now I just have to get my act together and get my 2011/12 section of my Tomas Kaberle collection updated!

2011/12 Score Black Ice

2011/12 Score Black Ice

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Hockey, Mail Day, Panini, Tomas Kaberle

 

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Tons of Rookie Cards For Sale

Just got a ton of rookie cards in ranging anywhere from 88/89 through to 11/12…take a look through and see if there’s anything you want and let me know!!

The link takes you to HobbyInsider – the best hobby forum out there!

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Hockey

 

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Is Jaroslav Halak a collector of his own cards?

I always get a kick out of selling a card or two to family members of NHL players…usually it’s a sibling or parent picking up cards, and understandably so. I typically shoot a personal message asking if the person is related, and usually get a response back explaining yes or no 🙂

I have sold cards to the Stuart brothers’ dad, Brandon Dubinsky’s dad, Cheechoo’s family and countless others, and I just find it kind of cool.

Today, however, I had something happen for the first time…this card below of Jaroslav Halak sold…now that would not be anything interesting…however, when I went to print the label, it is being SHIPPED to Jaroslav! 🙂

Jaroslav Halak 09/10 H&P All-Star Legends

Jaroslav Halak 09/10 H&P All-Star Legends

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Hockey, In The Game

 

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A Lull is a Good Thing

Well, 2011/12 In The Game Heroes & Prospects has been out now for almost a couple of weeks…as usual, sets sold very well (have sold all 14 of the sets from my case) and the autographs and memorabilia continue to generate interest and sales. If there’s a product that is a pretty safe investment for a case-buster every year, it’s got to be Heroes & Prospects. I posted before about how I felt the design this year was re-energized, and it seems to have translated into strong sales.

Now, I have time before the next case(s) that I’m busting get delivered…all the way to May, in fact…a baseball release…2012 Topps Archives! I love the retro idea here designing the 200-card base set using past Topps designs from ’54, ’71, ’80 and ’84. Every box will also have two Fan Favorites autographs, with some rare finds being redemptions for items from Topps’ vault itself! I am looking forward to the two cases I pre-ordered arriving around mid-May!

So, what will I be doing between now and May? Oh, don’t worry…I have a new blog to keep me busy when ideas inspire me, as well as I’ll be continuing to look for deals on lots and collections to buy and sell. Maybe now I’ll have time to finish scanning and listing all of the cards I got in a few weeks back…maybe 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Baseball, General, Hockey, In The Game, Topps

 

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Sorry, I’ve been busy bustin’…

Just finished up the case (20-boxes) of ITG Heroes & Prospects, and as usual, it’s a great product!

Tons of autographs and memorabilia…just getting them listed on the store, and then I’ll show off some of the more interesting stuff!

Here’s just a little teaser…a 1/1 🙂

11/12 ITG H&P Top Prospects Complete Letter

11/12 ITG H&P Top Prospects Complete Letter

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Hockey, In The Game, New Products

 

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Mail Day #4 – Leaf Lovin’

Well, despite the poor performance over the last week and a bit from my Leafs, I had to show off the two mailers that showed up today…one is for the Keith Aulie collection, while the other was just a “random Leaf” pickup in an easy trade over on Hobby Insider. On to the show…

First up is my very first Aulie printing plate…and from the top-tier Panini release of 2010/11 no less. Panini does up their plates much differently than Upper Deck, for sure…they mount the plate to a “patch-thickness” card that actually has the back of the actual card on the reverse…take a look:

10/11 Dominion Printing Plate (Blue) 1/1

10/11 Dominion Printing Plate (Blue) 1/1

10/11 Dominion Printing Plate (Blue) 1/1 (Back)

10/11 Dominion Printing Plate (Blue) 1/1 (Back)

Then, as I said, in a random trade, I picked up this Joe Colborne addition from this year’s Crown Royale. I typically don’t go outside my own PC guys, so this is very odd for me, but the /75 print run and the autograph in red ink made me do it! Not sure if the red is unique or not, as I haven’t had time to really look around, but who cares? I like it!

11/12 Crown Royale Heirs to the Throne Jsy/ Auto /75

11/12 Crown Royale Heirs to the Throne Jsy/ Auto /75

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Hockey, Keith Aulie, Mail Day, Panini, Random Leafs Cards

 

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