Upper Deck Chronology dropped on Wednesday. While I did check out the checklist to see if any obscure Senators were on the list, there weren't any that I didn't already have an auto of, so I thought I'd pass. But, since the checklist last year did feature a lot of "Has that guy ever had a certified auto?" types, I looked at the rest of the list.
Marian Gaborik made quite a few appearances on the list, and like Sean Hill from last year, that gave me a player to chase on that team. I picked them up in a full case break for a decent price.
How'd that work out?
But, I picked up the Wild slot to chase Marian Gaborik cards, and boy did I hit a beauty! This isn't numbered, for some reason, but I really don't care as this has so much to like about it. That's a 4 colour swatch on the card, with just a hint of white keeping it from being all patch. The photo on it is interesting, as it is from Gaborik's 5 goal game. Until I checked the record of 5 goal games, I didn't realize that Gaborik's game was the only one of the decade of the 2000s. And we've got an on-card autograph using one of the less-common ink colours.
Wow. What a beautiful card! When I do my "best card for my 2/14 collection that was released in the previous calendar year, and that I acquired", this should easily take the top spot. And if doesn't, the card that would take it would have to be amazing. Short of a Richard Hamilton face mask relic, I don't see that happening.
And there you have it! I'll start recapping my 4 hobby boxes of Chronicles next.
I've seen other examples of those letters too and I'm definitely a bit confused. Anyway, nice patch, congrats!ReplyDelete
That Gaborik is gorgeous. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Wowza! I'm not a relic guy at all really but that Gaborik is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on landing that one.ReplyDelete
Great Gaborik! And the Parise diamond card is awesome.ReplyDelete