A Couple More Graves Cards for the PC

Most of my Ebay card purchase have made it to me in the last week, and I’m finally giving them the exposure they deserve.

The purchases were either for a single player collection, or an insert set that I’m currently working on(more on that later).  If you know me, you know that Adam Graves is my top player collection.

 

This first one cost me a whopping 20 cents, and the shipping set me back a cool 40 cents!

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Adam Graves (front)

I know it looks like nothing special, but I didn’t have that many O-Pee-Chee cards when I was a kid.  So, they have a certain allure to me.  And you have to admit that 60 cents total is not bad at all for Ebay!

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Adam Graves (back)

It’s mint(actually looks pack-fresh), and another unique card to the Graves collection.

The next card is one of nicest looking cards I’ve seen for Graves.  It’s from a pretty recent release, and it’s pretty odd for me to purchase a card from something so recent.

2012-13 Panini Classic Adam Graves Autograph (front)

These Panini Classics on-card autos look fantastic, and the checklist is pretty varied(and awesome), to boot!  I can’t afford $35 a pack, and I would be totally bummed to pull some of the other names on the checklist.  I’m a fan of the entire checklist,  but not all of the autos command even the price of admission.  So, I feel the secondary market is the way to go when it comes to these.

2012-13 Panini Classics Adam Graves Autograph (back)

This set me back for less than 1/4 of what a pack would’ve cost me.  There’ll be a few more I’ll definitely be picking up from this set in the future, and I need to find Graves’ Retired Numbers banner card as well.

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83-84 O-Pee-Chee Mark Messier

This is one of my oldest cards.  It is actually my oldest card of of one of the all-time greats of the game.  I do have a few older ones, but they aren’t top shelf names, and they aren’t in as good condition either.

I bought this card at a small card show that was in a mall, about 10 years ago.  This mall is located about 35 minutes from wher I live, but I had bought it ther before I actually moved up here.  I know it’s not a highly valuable, but this was the case it was sold to me in.  The seller offered it to me for $5, and I accepted.  I wasn’t sure of the value, but I thought an early 80s Mark Messier was worth at least 5 dollars.  And that’s about what it’s worth.  I still like it though.  And it’s one of y favorites of the cards in my collection.