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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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Busy couple of weeks at work!

Sorry for the sparse hobby-related posts the past couple of weeks…it’s that time of year at work where annual employee reviews are being worked on. I have eight staff to work on, and our company makes it quite a process for sure. I actually don’t mind the whole activity…I like being able to sit down one-on-one with each person and go through what they feel they did well (and poorly) and then compare to where I feel their strengths and weaknesses are.

While the preparation and working on reviews takes the better part of a month, and nothing else stops in the day-to-day business, it’s a necessary part of everyone’s work “existence” and hopefully everyone gets something out of this, like I do!

Hopefully this week I will have a few Kaberle additions to show off…maybe even a couple of rare, harder-to-get cards… 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in General, Tomas Kaberle

 

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Mail Day #2 – Tomas Kaberle Stanley Cup Tribute

Looking through the recent Kaberle mail that’s come in, I was trying to decide what to feature today…then it came to me. Why not celebrate the fact that my favourite player finally has his name on the Lord Stanley’s Cup (even if he didn’t win it on my team)!

Just a couple cards to show…the first one is the Day With The Cup insert from Upper Deck Series 1…I was surprised at how “all-over” the pricing was on this one…I didn’t bust any Series 1 this year, so not sure how the odds were at pulling one of these inserts, but I just couldn’t see paying $50-$80 for a “regular-looking” insert! I ended up getting this one in a great trade with Hobby Insider member richkulach.

11/12 UD Series 1 "Day with the Cup" DC2

11/12 UD Series 1 "Day with the Cup" DC2

 

The next one is my favourite from an “aesthetics” point of view, for sure…I have a soft spot for acetate cards…not sure why – I just love it when an insert is clear LOL. This one was definitely easier to get at a decent price…ended up with this one for $16.76 delivered off of eBay, so was quite happy.

11/12 UD Black Diamond "Championship Ring Bearers" CRB-15

11/12 UD Black Diamond "Championship Ring Bearers" CRB-15

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look…for my next player mail day post I’ll see what I can dig up on Mr. Aulie (despite him having his worst game ever as a Leaf last night against the Canucks).

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Mail Day, Tomas Kaberle

 

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Weird Find of the Day #1

OK here’s another post category…this item I just found as I was cleaning up the hutch of my desk in the home office…I have absolutely no idea where it came from…likely a team-issued promo…the back has the Leafs logo embossed and it does say 2002/ 2003 at the bottom.

If anyone can shed some light on where this came from, it would be appreciated…it’s staying in the Kaberle collection…over in the “weird item” storage area 🙂

02/03 Leafs Kaberle Pin

02/ 03 Leafs Kaberle Pin (??)

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2012 in Tomas Kaberle, WFotD

 

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My First NHL Shield Card

This is long overdue, as this arrived quite a while ago, but back in early January a bubble mailer arrived via Registered Mail that I knew was something worth the price I paid! For the longest time, I’d seen this card on the 2009/2010 Cup Checklist, but had never seen it surface, so of course I wondered if it had ever even been made. Even asking UD staff on hobby forums never got me an answer…but I got my answer between Christmas and New Year’s when I was doing one of my daily “Kaberle” searches…the 09/10 Dual NHL Shields Kessel-Kaberle had, in fact, been made, and it was now being sold on eBay!!

Knowing that there are some pretty hard-core Kessel collectors out there, I had to wait and set a price I was willing to pay and be patient…wasn’t sure how high it would go. I also don’t have a ton of experience on these rare items, as my main players had never had one up until this one. Anyway, I set my price limit in my mind, and then went and set my snipe bid. All I had to do, then, was wait a few days to see what happened.

Well, without further adieu…it’s obvious that I did win it (and a few bucks under my limit), so here it is…the cornerstone of my collection now (it slightly edges my 1/1 RC parallel that I’ll show in another post)!

Enjoy the scans, and comments are always welcome!

09/10 The Cup Dual Shields DS-KK COA (Back)

09/10 The Cup Dual Shields DS-KK COA (Back)

09/10 The Cup Dual Shields DS-KK COA (Back)

09/10 The Cup Dual Shields DS-KK COA (Back)

09/10 The Cup Dual Shields Kessel-Kaberle (Front)

09/10 The Cup Dual Shields DS-KK (Front)

09/10 The Cup Dual Shields Kessel-Kaberle (Back)
09/10 The Cup Dual Shields DS-KK (Back)
 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Tomas Kaberle

 

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