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Took a trip down to Calgary yesterday to see my favorite band in action (Blue Oyster Cult). Before the show, I decided to check out the hobby shop scene in Calgary, and boy oh boy, was I not disappointed. I located some very rare and uncommon hobby boxes of 1998-99 Wayne Gretzky Living Legend ($100), 1999-00 Pacific ($15), 1999-00 Pacific Prism ($40), 2001-02 ITG Update X2 ($40 X 2), 2001-02 Vanguard ($50), 2002-03 Between the Pipes ($40), 2002-03 BAP Signature Series ($150), 2003-04 Pacific Exhibit ($30), and 2003-04 Pacific Supreme ($50).

While not all of the hits are big, I slaughtered all but the $150 box in terms of making back my utils of happiness, as well as my money Smile

Without further ado, the many scans of Bruce:

First off comes the very rare hobby box of 1998-99 Wayne Gretzky Living Legend. No GU cards in here, but among the many $5 BV inserts came these six serial #d Gretzky cards (#/1999). For some reason, one of them disappeared from the scan:

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Then comes the 1999-00 Pacific. For $15, the quality of players I got in parallels made back my money over ten-fold (not pictured: Jay McKee Green Parallel (#/199):

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Then 1999-00 Prism. Very nice cards, and very nice parallels of the right players:

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Then my dad and I had a competition to see whose box of 2001-02 ITG Update was better. The first set of scans was box #1 (mine), and the hit was a $50 BV autograph of Yvan Cournoyer. (Not pictured: Rick Dipietro the Mask insert):

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The second box was my dad's and he won against me with a $50 BV Roenick SP autograph, and a $30 BV rookie year auto of Pavel Datsyuk.

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Then we opened up a box of 2001-02 Vanguard. Very nice cards and very good parallels. A certain Osgood collector on this site might even want one of these...

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Next came the find of the millennium, 2002-03 Between the Pipes. Practically impossible to find, I almost couldn't believe that the shop owner said I could have it for $40 (not pictured: Gerber RC, Rukowsky RC, Sanford RC, Sabourin RC) The Flyers goalie is the silver parallel (#/100):

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Then came the 2002-03 BAP Signature Series. I probably overpaid for it, but tell me where I can find them nowadays...that's right, didn't think so! I ended up with 16 autographs in 12 packs, plus major rookies of Zetterberg and Nash (not pictured: Veilleux RC, Kobasew RC, Upshall RC, Pirjeta RC, Smirnov RC, Hainsey RC):

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Then the 2003-04 Pacific Supreme. Anotehr uncommon box I just had to get. (Not pictured: Lombardi RC, Vermette Red RC parallel, Sejna Red RC parallel, Bartovic RC, Hale RC):

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Then finally came this box of 2003-04 Exhibit which featured probably the best of the Time Warp cards. The oversized and small cards pictured are blue backs #/375 (not pictured: Marc Denis blue parallel #/375):

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Comments are always welcome as this was just an awesome and fun day breaking today after the awesome concert yesterday.

Again, I do not trade on this site anymore, so if you really want something, other sites that I am famous on will work.
Heck you don't even answer PM anymore. Why post breaks if you don't trade here?
id like to take a shot for the datsyuk and the zberg... send me an open offer if you find anything
Not bad but I wouldn't exactly call any of that stuff rare. It's still fairly easy to find most of that stuff for much less than the original price.
(08-28-2011, 06:36 PM)dragik Wrote: [ -> ]id like to take a shot for the datsyuk and the zberg... send me an open offer if you find anything
I am quite inactive on the site overall due to the questionable new policies by Beckett since the site reboot. Due to my inability to now keep an up to date organize, trading is also out of the question here.

While I do not trade here, I still post my stuff to show the people I am friends with on here who are not members elsewhere.

Yes, not all of them are rare, but I would call a sealed box of the Gretzky, and the 2002-03 BTP quite rare. The rest hover on the now uncommon range. Online, you could find all but the Gretzky and BTP easy, but I do not buy online, because I do not trust online for box shopping.
amazing stuff!!! love the 2003-04 Pacific Exhibit #218 P.Roy/J.Beliveau, Yvan Cournoye auto, Knutsen auto, all the masks, and a few others!!!! just love it

did you go to the new maple leaf lcs? i think that is the name of it, the guy just moved into a bigger store
Crazy sick stuff Bruce! Congrats!
I would love to score all those old school boxes.
Awesome stuff. You don't see too many older boxes anymore.
Sweet vintage breaks very exciting
Thanks for all of the comments everyone!

(08-29-2011, 07:45 AM)bonnev659 Wrote: [ -> ]amazing stuff!!! love the 2003-04 Pacific Exhibit #218 P.Roy/J.Beliveau, Yvan Cournoye auto, Knutsen auto, all the masks, and a few others!!!! just love it

did you go to the new maple leaf lcs? i think that is the name of it, the guy just moved into a bigger store
I picked up the 2002-03 BAP Signature Series, and the 2003-04 Pacific Supreme from the new Maple Leaf Sports Cards.

The 2003-04 Exhibit, 2002-03 Between the Pipes, 2001-02 ITG Update, and 1999-00 Pacific was purchased at Eastridge Hobbies.

The 2001-02 Vanguard, 1999-00 Pacific Prism, and 1999-00 Wayne Gretzky Living Legend came from Collector's Books and Cards.

All three shops were great, but Eastridge and CB&C were definitely my favorites of all the card shops I visited.
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