June 12, 2009
My Grandfather who lives in Ohio hasn’t been well. He has quite the card collection so he has sent a number of cards home with my Dad to give to me. One of these packages were a number of Bowman and Topps Heritage packs. My wife opened a 2005 Bowman Heritage pack and pulled this:
A 2005 Bowman Heritage Ryan Bruan Signs of Greatness autograph card! The card has a BV of around $100 I think. Now I have to figure something out. Sell or trade? I want to trade but I have to open my collection up a little bit to include some cards I want to collect that actually have a high BV. Most of the cards I’m looking for are less than $10. Maybe this could land one of the higher end 2005 Trilogy Signatures cards I’m looking for.
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June 9, 2009
I purchased a couple of packs of OPC Update from Walmart last weekend and was happy to get a couple of rookie retro parallels in Drew Doughty and Ben Bishop. My third pack had a Jeff Finger retro card. So that’s around 20 out of the 800 total retro cards which means I have some work to do.
I also received two pieces of hockey mail in the last couple of weeks. I was able to win a Jonas Hiller Future Watch auto for my 2007-08 set for a good price. Then my deal of the month was picking up a Nathan Horton/David Booth 2008-09 BAP Double Signatures card for around $4 CDN shipped. I’m not a huge fan of the 2008-09 BAP design this year since the stickers are a little too prominent on the cards.
I have three more Future Watch autos incoming: Dubinsky, Mitchell and Chipchura so once they arrive I will have 24 of the 60 autos which is the farthest I’ve gotten on one of these auto set projects.
I have also made some trades on The Bench and have completed my 2008 Topps Series 2 baseball set. I also picked up around 80 2004 Topps Heritage singles in a trade to start that set. I am very close to completing my 2008 Topps Heritage base and update non-SP sets. I still have a lot of SP’s to pick up but that will happen in the future. I won’t be buying another box of Heritage High #’s so that is a plus.
I have to make some more progress on football and basketball projects which are at a standstill right now. But that will change later this summer.
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