Thursday, April 4, 2019

Predators: 16-17 Upper Deck ICE

To go along with the three cards from 2017-18 Upper Deck Ice that I posted on here the other day, I was also able to find two from the previous year's set at my most recent card show visit. These both came from the same seller and were 20 cents each. 

As with most Ice sets, this one is on printed on the acetate material. They are always easy to spot in the boxes of singles at the card shows. I sorted through a huge stack of these things, but was only able to find the two Preds. 

The first one is card #18 in the set and adds to my growing P.K. Subban collection within my Predators collection. Along with Viktor Arvidsson, he is one of my favorites on the team. Subban is shown here in the Preds old road jersey, which looks great against the background design. I also like how the blue stripes on his socks almost align perfectly with the v-shaped stripe that runs across the card.

Then there was James Neal on card #66. He is also shown in Nashville's old road jersey, which again looks great with the background of this set. As much as I like their new uniforms, I kind of miss these ones as they always remind me of the 2017 Cup Final run.

I'm getting closer to the end of my second round of card show pickups for 2019. I've got a couple more sets of Preds stuff to get to then a few more for the Golden Knights. I want to get through these relatively quickly now since I have a couple of recent eBay purchases I'm really looking forward to sharing on here.

Predators Collection Total: 43

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Predators: Arvidsson Overtime

If I had to choose, Viktor Arvidsson would be my favorite current Predator. It seems like any time he is on the ice there is the potential for an exciting play. It definitely helps that he's usually on a line with Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen. He's leading the team this season with 33 goals despite only having played 56 games so far.

I don't have a ton of Arvidsson cards in my collection yet, so it was nice to grab a couple at recent card shows. Today's card comes from 2017-18 Upper Deck Overtime. This one is card #28 in the set. It shows Arvidsson playing during the 2016-17 season.

I haven't seen much of this set before so it was kind of nice to be able to add something a little different to my collection. Now I will just have to see how many other Predators there are in this set so I can search for them at the next card show.

I like the overall look of this set. The Overtime logo is a bit hard to see in the scan because of the silver foil, but other than that everything has a nice clean look to it. 

Predators Collection Total: 41

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Predators: 17-18 Upper Deck ICE

Its the first week of April now and I'm still working on posting my latest card show pickups from February. Since then I've even bought a few things on eBay that are sitting in a pile waiting to be scanned. Its kind of nice have a backlog of stuff to post here so I can really do a new post whenever I feel like I have time right now. That is just not all that often lately.

I figured my lunch break today was a good time to show off some new Predators cards from 2017-18 Upper Deck Ice. These three all came from the last dealer I visited at the show and each one only set my back 20 cents. Not a bad deal if you ask me.

Up first is Viktor Arvidsson on card #67 of the set. I love the overall look of this edition of Ice. The blue really works well with the Predators colors.

Veteran and now former Predator Scott Harntell is on card #2. He is also shown in the Preds away uniform, which helps contrast against the blue background.

Last but not least, Filip Forsberg is the focus of card #15. This one has a great shot of Forsberg looking like he either just made a pass or is about to receive one.

The only bad thing about this set is what happens when you try to scan them and the printing on the back reads right on through to the front of the card. They also look a lot nicer in person than they do in the scans.

I haven't checked the official list, but I'm sure there are at least a couple more Preds I will need to complete the base team set. Maybe I'll get lucky and find them at the next show. 

Predators Collection Total: 40