If you're over here tonight chances are you already saw half of my haul from the latest package I received from Doug of Sports Cards From the Dollar Store over on TMV. Thanks for heading over to see the Wolverine half!
While the other half was all hockey--all Red Wings in fact--all four major sports are represented here, some more than others. Nice variety is a hallmark of Doug's packages, though, so I wasn't surprised by that, just happy as usual with some great new additions:
Hal Morris that's entirely new to my collection. That's not too much of a surprise--while I don't dislike '91 Fleer like many others seem to, I simply don't own any complete sets from that year, and it's the kind of card I'm more likely to receive in a trade instead of buying online. Hence, this worked out perfectly for me. That's #106 of the guy whose team had won it all the previous year.
And now the hockey hits, supplied generously as usual by Doug:
Mike Brown 2014-15 Upper Deck MVP Pro Sign autoThis recent MVP auto of Brown--Hockey Mike #4 today--is my second of the oft-traveled penalty machine. In this case he doesn't appear with his whimsical mustache, so it's good I have one where he does. He closed out last year with Montreal, his sixth team, and I'm curious to see what 2016-17 will bring for him.
Carl Hagelin 2013-14 Crown Royale Coat of Arms Materials jerseyAnd the Bork is back Here's Hagelin on a Crown Royale relic that honors Pacific designs of yore. As you might expect I was thrilled to see him win the Cup with the Pens last season after coming over from Anaheim. He put up some nice numbers in the second half of the regular season, then 16 points (six goals) in the playoffs for the champs. That makes this a nice time to add my seventh hit of the one of the former crowd favorites at Yost.
Thanks for all the fun new stuff, Doug, and I look forward to sending you an envelope that's already bursting at the seams whenever your mail service gets back to normal!