Something different this time as I go through my latest spoils from the local card show. This time, I'm showing off a card I picked up for myself from the bins/binders, followed by one on its way at some point in the future to another blogger.
This was the only football card I grabbed for me, picking a nice blue swatch of a Hall of Famer.
For Thee (Cards on Cards):
Not a Hall of Fame relic, but a relic of an Oregon alum. Looks like it could be a Gridiron Kings, but it is a Topps Fire.
You know I like slightly off-beat relics, so despite not being a Hornets collector, a Badgers alum collector, or a collector of guys named Kaminsky, I couldn't pass on a cheap Santa hat relic.
For Thee (2 * 3 Heroes)
The Santa hat was a sorta manufactured hit, so that segues nice into this manufactured Stanley Cup ring from this year's Black Diamond release. It might not be a marquee player, but it is still a nice way to celebrate the victory.
On the surface, you'd think this Jacob Trouba was bound for Dennis @ Too Many Manninghams. Alas, I like anything that allows me to flashback to 1993 Leaf too much to part with this one.
For Thee (Too Many Manninghams):
But I hope this Matt Hunwick auto (complete with fading Sharpie) makes up for that.
The obligatory 2/14 card.
For Thee (Wish They Still Came With Bubblegum):
A slightly odd card, with the swatch of Lightning prospect Slater Koekkoek coming from an All-Star/Showcase game.
Social Signatures might be the most 2010-ish hit out there. As a bonus, the twitter handle printed on the actual card doesn't match the one written. Ottern9ne is the correct one.
For Thee (Shoebox Legends):
My usual process when I see a Whalers hit is to just grab it, and then immediately hit zistle to see if it is a need, or if I merely just picked up a new card to send to my COMC account. Fortunately, this will be on its way to Shane whenever I send my next mailing out.