Monday, April 21, 2014

Jimmy Howard: 2013-14 Totally Certified Gold

This is the last of three Jimmy Howard cards I won on eBay recently. While it wasn't as cheap as the other two, it only set me back $2 plus shipping, so again not a bad deal. I may seem cheap going after these 'low-end' cards, but I'm all about finding bargains in this hobby right now. I have another hobby now (model railroading) that requires a good amount of money, so there is only so much to go around when it comes to buying cards.

Anyway, enough about that and more about the card itself. It comes from Panini's 2013-14 Totally Certified set and is one of the Platinum Gold parallels, serial numbered 21/25. Speaking of Panini, it's too bad that they will not be in the hockey card game any more. I was really liking some of their designs. They tend to stand out when I am sorting through my stack of Howard inserts and parallels. 

Its actually a cool looking card, at least when you hold it up to the light, not so much in the scan. The whole card is has a foil texture other than the picture, the team name, and the TC logo in the center. It makes it hard to read the player name at the bottom doesn't it? 

That's all I have for now, I'm hoping to get some more Howard stuff in the near future, but we'll see. I've got a ton of 2013-14 stuff to chase so there's definitely no shortage of cards out there. I just need to be a little more aggressive with my bidding if I want to land them. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jimmy Howard: 2013-14 MVP Gold Script

In my last post I showed off one of my new 2013-14 Jimmy Howard cards. Well, I actually went on a small winning streak at the time I was bidding on that one and came away with three of them all together. The second one I have is one that actually only cost me $0.49 plus shipping, so I can't really call it part of my $0.99 experiment. 

This one is also from Upper Deck and comes from 2013-14 MVP. It is one of the Gold Script parallels and is serial numbered 004/100. Like most of the gold scripts from Upper Deck, this one is just a gold version of the foil from the regular base card along with a facsimile signature, also in gold, hence the gold script. 

While this isn't one of the nicest looking MVP sets, I like the overall look. The red on the sides and bottom really help make the card stand out. Also, it helps that Jimmy has a nice signature, I just wish they would've used a version of it that has his number added. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jimmy Howard: 2013-14 Upper Deck Exclusives

I've haven't had much time for cards this year so far, but I have still managed to bid on a few eBay items. Most of them have been for my Howard collection and today I have one of them to show off. It is another example of a card for which I just placed a starter bid at $0.99 and ended up winning. Add $2 for shipping and I'd say this one was a great deal. 

It comes from 2013-14 Upper Deck and is one of the UD Exclusives parallels numbered 053/100. Its pretty much the base version of the card with gold foil instead of silver along with the added serial number and "UD Exclusives" stamp at the bottom. 

Not a bad looking card if you ask me. I really like the action shot they used for this one, although its hard to tell if the puck is actually in his glove on that one or if it sailed by and into the back of the net. Now I just need to find the regular base version and the high gloss numbered to 10 so I can complete another rainbow.