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February 9, 2015

As the cardboard turns...

I have decided to come out of the woodwork after the nudging of Sooz to do so.  I have been meaning to post my latest collection/obsession for quite a while but just haven't gotten around to following through.  I haven't bought any baseball cards in a long time with the exception of a Paul O'Neill autograph because it is cool and it will forever make me laugh.  

I have been working on my McDonagh collection for a while now, buying only autographs and the occasional game used card with and without an autograph.  I don't have much interest in buying base cards on eBay because I know I can trade for those or find them relatively easily later on anywhere.  So lets meet my collection:

2010-11 Panini Luxury Suite Rookie GU/AU /299

2010-11 Panini Luxury Suite Rookie GU/AU /10

2010-11 Panini National Treasures Rookie Autograph /99

2010-11 Panini Phenoms Rookie autograph

2010-11 Panini Zenith Rookie autograph /999

 2010-11 Pinnacle Ice Breakers Rookie autograph /299 (blue ink)

 2010-11 Pinnacle Ice Breakers Rookie autograph /299 (green ink-- no idea how rare this is but I have only seen 2 on eBay including this one)

2010-11 Score Rookies & Traded autograph

2010-11 Panini Dominion Showcase Showdown GU RC /50 (If this was not a rookie card, I would have never bought it.  And... it only cost $5 which is reasonable.)

2010-11 The Cup Rookie patch autograph /249  This card was my holy grail to get my mitts on and i finally pulled the trigger before Christmas because it was listed as an auction and not fixed price so I was able to get it for far less than what it normally is listed for on eBay.

2010-11 The Cup Rookie Draft Boards autograph /25 (on the actual draft board sign)

2011-12 Artifacts Autofacts

2011-12 Black Diamond Gemography

2011-12 Elite - Elite Signings

2011-12 OPC Signatures

2011-12 Panini Contenders NHL Ink dual autograph (some people think this is a $45+ card on eBay- stole this for $7)

2011-12 Panini Titanium Game Worn Gear autograph /100

2011-12 Panini Titanium New Wave autograph

2013-14 Black Diamond Gemography

2013-14 Panini Prime Skates /50 I picked this card up when it was one of the first ones listed and won it for $5 or so.  The reason I bid on this was how often do you see a game used skate card?  There is also one with laces /50 which I will keep an eye out for in the future since it is an odd kind of GU card.

2013-14 Panini Limited Logos GU Patch autograph /50

2014-14 Artifacts dual GU auto /12

2014-15 Artifacts Autofacts

2014-15 Artifacts Treasured Swatches dual GU patch card /36  This one was picked up because it's only /36 so the odds of coming across another one will be slim.

There you have it, folks.  I have base cards and parallels of him but i have no interest in scanning them because they are in a pile of Rangers on my desk.  I'm waiting on two more cards to come in the mail and will post those when they come.  

I love my collection so far.  I have some cool stuff and it brought the fun back to collecting cards for me.  The sad part of collecting hockey cards in the US is that most card shops don't generally sell hockey singles or have hobby boxes for sale because there just isn't enough of a market for it here to keep it in stock.  My card shop can get me whatever boxes I want, but I stick to singles for the most part.  I did go on a tear with 2013-14 Fleer Ultra and only need like 8 cards to complete a set.  I had fun opening hobby boxes of that when it came out.

If anyone has any McDonagh autographs or game used cards they want to trade please let me know.  I opened a ton of Contenders and Select and have some trade bait laying around.  Also willing to trade for inserts and parallels as well.

Perhaps I will blog again someday....


  1. Great cards, great post. Please blog more. That is all.

  2. sounds a lot like trying to collect baseball in Canada.

    welcome back... how are the Cameros looking?

    oh, and I can help with the last 8 of Fleer Ultra if you want. Let me know.

  3. Those are some great cards. love the Rookie signatures (would love it if the NFL did the same too!).

  4. Obviously not into hockey, but nice collection !

  5. Thanks everyone! Captain Canuck, picked up a few new Camaros here and there but not as much as u used to. I'll email you my Ultra need list.

  6. Thanks everyone! Captain Canuck, picked up a few new Camaros here and there but not as much as u used to. I'll email you my Ultra need list.

  7. Not a Rangers fan in the slightest, but very cool cards you picked up. Congrats and please post more often.