Sunday, March 29, 2015

Super Script Update

It's been a while now since I've done an update on this project with the break from collecting I was on recently. Throughout that break though, I was always checking eBay for deals on cards for this and some other collecting projects. For whatever reason, I decided to start bidding on this one and after some back and forth with other buyers, I ended up winning and was excited to have another awesome piece for my set. 

This is another card from the set that I had never seen for sale anywhere before it popped up in my search, and it was the first time in a very long time I've seen a Red Wing from the set listed, so I knew I had to have it. It features former right winger Martin Lapointe and is card #68 in the set. It is serial numbered 10/25 on the front. 

This card looks good in the scan and even better in person. I forgot how much I enjoy looking at the cards from this set. There is just something really cool about the rainbow foil and how it changes as you move the card around. The scan itself is much better than my last update as I finally upgraded from my old HP scanner that I had for about eight years. 

I now have 55 Super Scripts for my set, so I'm at exactly 25% of the way there. I'd really like to at least complete the Red Wings team set one of these days, but I've only come across three cards in the last six years, two of which I own. The other was a Sergei Fedorov that I happen to lose out on just last week, making this eBay victory that much sweeter.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Back At It Again

It's been about three months since I decided to put myself on a break from collecting. In fact, the last time I even bought a card August of last year. After some time off and a few eBay searches later, I've found myself buying cards again. Nothing too crazy, just one card for now, but it was enough for me to decide that I don't need to be on a official break from collecting. If I happen to go seven months between pickups, then so be it. I'm in no rush to complete any of my collecting projects and sometimes its hard to pass up a good deal on a card you've been in search of for years.

I probably won't be posting all that often, but there may be some new things here and there. I might also refocus my collecting goals to work better with balancing my model railroading since there is only so much hobby money and time to go around.