I suppose I had best talk about the last trade night of 2012 seeing as the first trade night of 2013 is in four days.
2013. Wow. I remember when I was just a timbit, (you non-Canadians may not get that reference) I used to think how cool it would be if I lived long enough to see 2013. I was born on the 13th, and I could then have a whole year with 13 in it.
Hey, I was 5. Don't judge.
Back to tradenight. There was quite a spread of food... but I was a good boy and avoided all but the vegetable platter. Save for one small sliver of pepperoni pizza. This was the night I posted about earlier on Waxaholic where I won movie passes from the mystery gift boxes that were handed out.
Believe it or not, there was actual trading of cards as well.
Here's what I came home with. Hmm, if I had a blog in my 20's, the subject of what I came home with at the end of the night would be MUCH different.
from the much maligned Panini set, Classic Signatures, a hard signed Bob Gainey.
Speaking of nice sigs, I added another Hall of Famer in Gilbert Perreault. I have another Perreault, but this one is nicer.
In the gift department, I received a brand new 2012-13 Black Diamond Ruby double diamond PK Subban.
The next two cards I "traded" for, but in all honestly were just gifts from other collectors. I tried to give more for them, but they both insisted I take them. I love this hobby. You meet some really great people.
Both from 2011-12 Panin Prime, both featuring Montreal defenceman Raphael Diaz.
..... Like former Hab defenceman and Hall of Famer Larry Robinson.
out of /75 this is one for my growing Larry Robinson collection. Not a bad little card, although a colour photo would be much better.
All in all a great evening.
Thanks to all I met, traded with, talked to, or emailed in 2012. Hopefully that will continue in 2013 along with meeting a few new folks as well.
Happy New Year.