Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gold Script Update

While eBay has been the primary method of acquiring cards for this project, every now and then I'm lucky enough to find someone with one who is willing to trade. That was the case with my latest pickup thanks to a fellow SCF member who offered it up as part of a multi-card trade. I'll have the rest of the loot posted here soon.

This one features former Montreal Canadien Sergei Zholtok, who tragically died during a game in 2004. This is from his Wikipedia page:  

 "During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Zholtok returned to Latvia and played for the Riga 2000 team in the Latvian national hockey championship and the Open Belarus hockey championship. On November 3, 2004, his cardiac arrhythmia resurfaced during the game between HK Riga 2000 and HC Dinamo Minsk. 

Zholtok left the game with 5 minutes remaining, collapsing and dying after returning to the dressing room in the arms of teammate Darby Hendrickson. An autopsy determined heart failure as the cause of death. This was not the first occurrence; in January 2003 he had to leave a game due to this arrhythmia, and had been observed in a hospital overnight. He was allowed to return to play after missing seven games."

 Here's a look at the Zholtok Gold Script numbered 062/100.

This is the 48th Gold Script I've been able to land for the project now. I'd say that's a pretty good place to be given how old and rare these things are. That leaves me 172 left to complete the set, which seems pretty daunting, but I've got all the time in the world, so I'm looking forward to the challenge.

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